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James Cameron Titanic: Jack could have survived the Titanic disaster

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It takes a lot to convince JAMES CAMERON that he’s wrong. This visionary director is responsible for three of the four highest-grossing films of all time, including the current blockbuster Avatar: The Way of Water, which grossed more than $2.1 billion and received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, despite the opinion of millions of viewers. internet trolls.

However, the raft theory continues to get on his nerves. When the Titanic sank, Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) were between decks, though Jack’s pitiful ass could have fit on that floating wooden plank. James Cameron’s new one-hour special, Titanic: 25 Years Later, premieres February 5 on NatGeo.

In it he tries to “find out once and for all if Jack could have survived the sinking of the Titanic” by recreating the raft scenario with two stuntmen in a “controlled laboratory environment”. Cameron announces, “We released Titanic 25 years ago.”

This marks the beginning of a unique/experiment. However, despite our best efforts, viewers still refuse to believe that Jack wouldn’t have lived had he stepped onto the debris raft with Rose. (The movie didn’t officially come out until December 1997).

Even Titanic won 11 Academy Awards (including Best Picture and Best Director for Cameron), grossed nearly $2.2 billion at the box office (a record at the time), turned DiCaprio into a 1990s teen idol and became a global cultural phenomenon — even after my mom dragged our family along to see it in theaters more than once – the “raft theory” has gained quite a bit of traction online.

James Cameron Titanic
James Cameron Titanic

Some people with a lot of free time, like the guys from MythBusters, even did their experiments to “prove” that Jack could fit on that floating door thing. They lacked Cameron’s financial support.

To determine if the Titanic did indeed split in half behind the third funnel, as depicted in the film, Cameron and company first built a scale replica of the ship and placed it in a tank, “to best put the physics to work.” reflect” (this is funny by the way).

As Cameron puts it, they can only prove “what could have happened,” even though he’s personally seen the Titanic’s debris at least a dozen times during deep underwater dives.

Cameron and his team of experts, including Naval data engineers and computer model eggheads, calculate that the ship splits at an angle of between “20 and 30 degrees,” which is similar to the 23 degrees depicted in the film and results in a vertical descent of the stern. In response to the news, Cameron opens his arms wide and declares: “TOUCH DOWN!”

While he admits that the stern can “sink vertically” or “fall back with a big splash”, he insists that “you can’t have both” and that “the film is inaccurate at one point or another”. Cameron said they were only “half correct in the movie” with their depiction of the Titanic’s sinking due to the faulty stern dropback.

Before the significant event, we are shown a movie where Cameron angrily uses a pocketknife to cut the rope while holding onto a lifeboat, just like some of the passengers did when they escaped the sinking ship.

Cameron traveled to the New Zealand laboratory of Dr. Jim Cotter, where he studied the effects of cold on the human body, to put the raft theory to the test using two stuntmen who were the same height and weight as Jack and Rose. They built a prop surfboard with the same “degree of buoyancy you see in the picture”, and placed it and the stunt performers in a huge tank.

The stunt performers had internal thermometers implanted and their temperatures were lowered to 95 degrees Fahrenheit for the test, the threshold below which clinical hypothermia would come.

Jack would have died of clinical hypothermia if he had been in the water for more than twenty minutes, and since it took the rescue crew about two hours to discover Rose, he would have met his end just like in the movie.

Then Cameron and Dr. Cotter to place their Jack and Rose on the grid. They both fit on the raft; however, only their upper bodies are above the water, while their legs are exposed to the icy water. We can rule that out. This is a death sentence for them because of the cold.

Cameron then has their boat on the raft, periodically exchanging body heat, but this position proves too risky due to the instability. The two people manage to get to a spot where their upper bodies are above the raft and their lower legs are submerged.

At this point, Cameron and the crew conclude that Jack can survive “a few hours”, long enough to be rescued. Let’s slow down for a second! Cameron says this “best case scenario” of Jack surviving is just a “dream” because in his experiment, Jack and Rose didn’t experience “all the shit” his characters did before reaching the raft.

Cameron has the stunt crew recreate the entire underwater scene from the film, including Jack punching the man running for Rose’s life jacket and the two swimming to the raft. The only thing keeping Rose and Jack alive now is them balancing on the raft with only their lower legs submerged; if she had given Jack her life jacket at this point, they might have made it for a few more hours.

With a wry grin, Cameron admits: “Final verdict: Jack may have lived, but there are many variables. He says we can’t replicate the fear, adrenaline, and everything else that would have worked against them in a well-lit trial in a test pool. “[Jack] I haven’t been able to try many variations to see which ones were most effective. For Jack to survive, she may have had to pay the ultimate price.

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