Was the romance between Rose and Jack a true story?

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I have several other individual questions pertaining to this topic:

1. Does Rose really exist, or did she ever, and did she contribute to the making of the movie's storyline?

2.Is there such a sea diamond that exists? And has this been a quest for years?

3. Isn't it true that many people who were left in the water, were also eaten by sharks?

-- Marisa Jill Leshinsky (mjlesh@erols.com), December 22, 1997


2. A: It is widely believed that the Hope diamond was cut from a larger diamond that was stolen from the French crown jewels. (It disappeared during the French revolution.)

The movie exploits the possibility that the (fictitious) "Heart of the Ocean" is King Louis' diamond, not the the Hope diamond. (Both are blue diamonds.)

-- Thomas M. Terashima (tom@nucleus.com), January 06, 1998.

1. No 2. No 3. No

-- Rick (findme@nowhere.com), December 23, 1997.

NO Rose and Jack were just the fictional part of the film to help movie goers get more of an emotional attachment to the film and I thought that was what made the movie work so well. The poor souls that ended up in the sea in the lifebelts died fairly quickly of hypothermia as the water was said to be around 28 degrees Most of the bodies were recovered. There is no diamond either, thats just the part to make the part played by Paxton to have a reason to be searching for profit

-- David Hirsch (knoxtndave@postoffice.worldnet.att.net), December 23, 1997.


Jack and his Italian buddy, Rose and her mother, and Cal and his bodyguard were all fictional, as was the diamond necklace. As for the bodies, only about 325 were recovered. The rest either sank or drifted away on the currents. Almost all died of hypothermia from the 28 degree waters.


-- Kip Henry (kip-henry@ouhsc.edu), January 01, 1998.

Just another little tidbit.....sharks can be found in mild/warm waters....in the area that the titanic sank, it was cold, so there would of been no sharks at all....

-- Lori (jeopardy87@hotmail.com), January 04, 1998.

I have been searching the web for answers to these same questions (mainly #1 and #2). I have found the answers on Jim's Titanic Site at http://www.intercall.net/~jsadur/titanic/index.htm. This is a great website. It answers a lot of the questions that everyone has been wondering about since seeing the movie!

-- Dena (bjb707@aol.com), January 05, 1998.

According to some "average Joe" contributors to various web sites, there was a female first or second class surviving passenger who met an artist from steerage who was presumed to have perished. There is supposedly no other historical info.

-- Bob Gregorio (rgregori@pacbell.net), January 10, 1998.

I remember reading that James Cameron wanted to convey the emotional experience of the sinking of the Titanic. He said it was too abstract for the viewer to feel grief for the 1500 victims and relate to them all. So he created the story of Jack and Rose so that the viewer could identify with them and be drawn into their story. Through the tragedy of their story and the loss they experience, we can understand the loss of the 1500. I mean, take the loss we feel over Jack and multiply that by 1500. It then hits home that there were just not 1500 victims, there were 1500 real people with names and faces, hopes and dreams and loved ones who mourned them.

-- Cindy (Cydwalker@aol.com), January 31, 1998.

Well put Cindy and very true. The name for the Character of Rose was given by James Cameron. He "named" her after his mother but that is where the similarity stops.

Regards, Peter

-- Peter Nivling (pcnivling@capecod.net), January 31, 1998.

Good point, Peter. And his daughter's name is "Josephine" as he pointed out in the "Back to Titanic" CD (in the insert). This guy put a lot of thought into this movie, I don't care what people say about the story or dialogue.

-- BobG (rgregorio@ibm.net), September 04, 1998.

Peter, wasn't Rose Cameron's grandmother? And yes, Jospehine is Cameron's daughter and I believe she was one of the extras when the ship left the port of Southampton. On the CD he states that "Come Josephine" is his favorite song because it reminds him of his daughter. And it really is a soft, old and sweet song...

-- Dan Draghici (ddraghic@sprint.ca), September 04, 1998.

Yes, I believe you are correct on that. I knew it was either his mother or grandmother but took a shot at what I said. I think you have it right though.

Regards, Peter

-- Peter Nivling (pcnivling@capecod.net), September 04, 1998.

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