Titanic (film) trivia: During the scene when Rose is lying on the piece of driftwood and staring up at the stars, James Cameron had computer graphics artists generate a vague outline of the “Heart of the Ocean” necklace in the stars [as pictured above]. However, on many occasions astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson claimed the nighttime sky was astronomically inaccurate to what it looked like at 4:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912. After numerous complaints by said astrophysicist, James Cameron corrected the constellation. This is the only alteration he made to the film for its theatrical re-release in 2012.
Now you know there was a man named Jack Dawson and that he saved me… in every way that a person can be saved.
"Everyone knows the familiar stories of Titanic. You know, the nobility of the band playing to the very end and all that. But what I’m interested in are the untold stories. The secrets locked deep inside the hull of Titanic."
Titanic (film) trivia: After filming various takes of the scene when Rose runs back to Jack after jumping out of the lifeboat, Leonardo DiCaprio asked James Cameron if they could have one more take “for the actors.” Kate Winslet says: "That was rather daunting, because I had no idea what Leo was going to do." The actors ran toward each other and when Leo got a hold of her, he lifted Kate up in the air and let all of his emotions out. That is the take that made it into the film’s final cut.
Titanic (film) trivia: The corset scene was originally written with Rose lacing her mother’s corset. However, James Cameron and both actresses felt the scene would have a much more powerful effect with Rose being in the corset instead, since it would also symbolize Ruth “tightening both the laces and the confines of Rose’s gilded cage.”