James Carmeron Says Jack Could Not Have Fit on That Door

posted by Melody Mechanic - 

Titanic director, James Cameron disagrees with the idea that Jack and Rose could have both stayed on the wooden door washed out from the ship.  It's been 20 years since the Oscar winning movie hit theaters and there's still a dispute over the ending of the film.  Fans believe Jack, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, could have fit on the door with his beloved Rose, played by Kate Winslet.  The two struggled to stay on the door afloat 28 degree water.  To save his lover, Jack decided to let Rose stay on the door as he held her hand while he was half in the water. 

Mythbusters decided to explore this scenario to see if it would have been possible for the two lovers to stay above the freezing water.  To their discovery, they struggled to stay on the door just like Jack and Rose, but were able to stay afloat if they tied their life jackets to the bottom of the wooden door. 

Talking directly about the Mythbusters episode, Cameron said, "OK, so let’s really play that out, you're Jack, you're in water that's 28 degrees, your brain is starting to get hypothermia. MythBusters asks you to now go take off your life vest, take hers off, swim underneath this thing, attach it in some way that it won't just wash out two minutes later — which means you're underwater tying this thing on in 28-degree water, and that's going to take you 5-to-10 minutes, so by the time you come back up you’re already dead. So that wouldn't work. His best choice was to keep his upper body out of the water and hope to get pulled out by a boat or something before he died."

Cameron added, "They're fun guys and I loved doing that show with them, but they're full of s---!"

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