James Cameron admitted after 25 years that the hero DiCaprio could still survive in the “Titanic”

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James Cameron admits after 25 years that DiCaprio's character could have survived the Titanic after all

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Director James Cameron admitted that young artist Jack Dawson — the character of actor Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1997 disaster movie "Titanic" — still could survive the death of the famous liner. This was revealed as part of an experiment, for which the cinematographer accurately recreated the finale of the tape, writes Rolling Stone.

Viewers will be able to see this experiment for themselves in the  Titanic: 25 Years Later with James Cameron special, which will air on NatGeo on February 5.

"We have released Titanic" ; 25 years ago. But despite our best efforts to make the movie as authentic as possible, one thing the fans can't accept is that they insist that Jack could have survived if climbed that floating wreck with Rose", — says Cameron in special.

In order to close this issue once and for all, the director enlisted the help of two stuntmen, whose complexion coincided with the heroes of DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. The experiment was conducted in the New Zealand laboratory of Dr. Jim Kotter, who studies the effects of cold on the human body. The participants, whose bodies were cooled to  35 degrees, were placed in the pool along with an exact replica of the shipwreck from the movie. Cameron also made the stuntmen repeat all the actions of the heroes of the picture, which they performed before Rose climbed onto the improvised raft.

Ultimately, both were able to climb onto the floating debris and find a stable position, with  only their feet were partially in the water. After that, Cameron admitted that Jack and Rose could still hold out in this position for several hours before the arrival of rescuers, — on the condition that Rose would give the life jacket to Jack.

At the same time, Cameron emphasized that such an outcome would be unlikely, since success would depend on a large number of variables, and Jack would hardly risk Rose's life.

“Based on what I know today, I would make the raft smaller so that there is no doubt”, — concluded the director.

Earlier, BAGNET reported that “Avatar: The Path of Water” Cameron became the sixth film in history with fees of more than $2 billion.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga 

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