At the end of James Cameron’s commercial and critical blockbuster, Titanic, the protagonists Jack and Rose find themselves floating in the icy North Atlantic.
Rose (played by Kate Winslet) has a vintage life jacket on and is on top of a floating door. There doesn’t appear to be enough room for Jack (played by Leonardo DiCaprio). Jack struggles to hang off the side until help arrives but the bone chilling ocean is too much. He gets hypothermia and succumbs to the long dark.
Since that poignant and timeless Hollywood ending, almost 20 years ago, Titanic Door Truthers have wondered…. was there enough room for Jack on the door? And even if there was enough space, would the door have enough buoyancy to keep the door afloat with the combined weight of both jack and Rose.
As for the space the question… last night on Stephen Colbert’s talk show, Winslet and Colbert proves that yes there was enough space.
Back in 2012… Mythbusters proved that it may have been possible to keep the door afloat IF Rose were able to get her vintage lifejacket under the door.
But James Cameron has the final say. He reminded Mythbusters that the script was pretty clear… Jack needs to die.