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Facts About the Movie

~NUMBER OF MINUTES IT TAKES TO WATCH THE FILM "TITANIC": 194

~NUMBER OF MINUTES IT TOOK THE ACTUAL TITANIC TO SINK: 160

~NUMBER OF HOURS PASSENGERS SPENT ON THE TITANIC BEFORE IT SANK: 120 (approx.)

~NUMBER OF HOURS JAMES CAMERON SPENT ON DEEP-SEA EXPLORATIONS OF THE TITANIC TO GATHER UNDERWATER FOOTAGE: 180 (approx.)

~NUMBER OF MONTHS IT TOOK TO SHOOT THE FILM: 7

~LENGTH OF ACTUAL TITANIC: 882 FEET.

~LENGTH OF 90% SCALE TITANIC MODEL BUILT FOR THE FILM: 784 FEET.

~AMOUNT OF MONEY IT COST TO BUILD THE TITANIC IN 1912: $7.5 MILLION

~AMOUNT OF MONEY IT WOULD COST TO BUILD THE TITANIC TODAY: $400 MILLION

~NUMBER OF LIFE JACKETS THAT WERE AVAILABLE ON THE TITANIC: 3560

~NUMBER OF CIGARS THAT WERE AVAILABLE ON THE TITANIC: 8000

~NUMBER OF PEOPLE ON-BOARD THE TITANIC ON APRIL 10, 1912: 2227

~NUMBER OF PEOPLE THE TITANIC'S LIFEBOATS WERE ABLE TO CARRY: 1178

~NUMBER OF TITANIC CREW AND PASSENGERS WHO PERISHED AT SEA: 1522

~PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN & CHILDREN IN FIRST CLASS WHO SURVIVED THE TITANIC TRADGEDY: 94%

~PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN IN THIRD CLASS WHO SURVIVED THE TITANIC TRAGEDY: 47%

~NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WERE TAKEN ILL ON THE FINAL NIGHT OF SHOOTING "TITANIC" AFTER A PRANKSTER MIXED PCP INTO THE CLAM CHOWDER BEING SERVED TO THE CAST & CREW: 80

~COST OF A ONE-WAY FIRST-CLASS TICKET FOR THE TITANIC IN 1912: $4350.00

~COST OF A ONE-WAY FIRST-CLASS TICKET FOR THE TITANIC TODAY: $75,000 (approx.)

~COST OF A ONE-WAY THIRD-CLASS TICKET FOR THE TITANIC IN 1912: $15-$40

~COST OF A ONE WAY THIRD-CLASS TICKET FOR THE TITANIC TODAY: $172-$460 (approx.)

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The Love Boat?

Although Titanic's Rose (Kate Winslet) & Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) are fictional characters, at least one real-life romance resulted from the real disaster. First-class passengers Mary Eloise Smith and Robert Daniel met on the rescue ship Carpathia. Mary Eloise Smith had lost her husband in the tragedy but managed to find a future husband in Robert Daniel, whom she married two years after their salvation at sea. --*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*-

Icebergs in the Twilight Zone?

Fourteen years before the Titanic sank, English writer Morgan Robertson wrote "Futility," an imaginary account of a collision between an iceberg and a large transatlanticocean liner on her voyage to New York. But the similarities between fact and fiction go further than that. Robertson's ship was called Titan, it was 800 feet long (the actual Titanic was 882 feet) and not unlike the ill-fated ocean liner, the Titan also didn't have enough lifeboats. --*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*-

A special thanks to Andrea for the above information.

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~Rose's dog (as an old woman) was a Pomeranian. A Pomeranian was one of only three dogs to have survived the 'Titanic' disaster.

~The 1910 song 'Come Josephine' which Jack sings to Rose, was a hit at the time. Not so coincidentally, Josephine is also the name of James Cameron's four-year-old daughter.

~Men like Cal actually could have gotten of the doomed oceanliner by grabbing small children. White Star employees never questioned it.

~It is possible the charcoal drawing could survived 85 years beneath the ocean. The leather portfolio would have protected it. Leather shoes can still be found inside the wreck of 'Titanic.'

~The 'Heart of the Ocean' doesn't not exist. It was a fictional object, closely modeled to the Hope diamond.

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