The Card Game {Why don't we see the cards? scene 36 -e-} : LUSENET : TitanicShack : One Thread

Did anyone observe that Jack did not show his cards, even though he said he had a 'full house' as opposed to the Swedes '2 pair'.

He also mentioned later on when dining in 1st class with Cal, Rose and the rest, that 'it was a very lucky hand'.

My thoughts on this was that Jack 'bluffed' ie he did not have a winning and, and won?

Anyone agree, beg to differ on this?

-- Peter Edmead (, February 16, 1998


Response to The Card Game.

The way the scene is *edited* does not show the winning hand (we don't see the two pair that Sven has, either). We see the reactions that everyone has, instead.

We don't see other scenes and shots in the film (especially during the sinking), either.

-- Thomas M. Terashima (, February 16, 1998.

Response to The Card Game.

There is a very brief shot of Jack's hands turning over the cards, although the camera cuts away before showing the winning hand. We can assume that all 4 saw the cards.

-- Dan Dalton (, February 17, 1998.

Response to The Card Game.

I guess Jack bluffed and as he knew the others will stare at his cards he had to make a good scene. Remeber, he is an artist, he is in love with hands and he knows how to lie. He tells Fabrizio "When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose". On the other side, when he is at the table during the first class dinner he says he won on a lucky hand. Who knows? I tried to watch that part in the movie but couldn't get more out of it as Dan Dalton said.

-- Dan Draghici (, February 17, 1998.

Response to The Card Game.

On my fourth trip to see Titanic, I watched very carefully to see if Jack does show his hand and he does. He slams his cards face down on the table, but he doesn't let go of them, and then he turns them over. But as Dan (the 1st Dan) said, we don't actually get to see the hand.

-- mariana silva (, February 17, 1998.

Response to The Card Game.

I noticed that all 4 times I went to see it. Can you just imagine if he was bluffing, and the Sweeds found that out after Jack and Fabrizio got on the ship, how mad they would have been, (until the ship sunk that is) :)

-- Laura Pliner (, February 17, 1998.

Response to The Card Game {Why don't we see the cards? -e-}

I think Jack really did win but during filming they didn't think of showing the cards clearly.

-- Jennifer (, February 17, 1998.

Response to The Card Game {Why don't we see the cards? -e-}

Dan, I think when he Jack said "a very lucky hand", he was talking to Rose. Remember they shared a look across the table? And at the end, he said: "winning that ticket was the best thing that ever happened to me. It brought me to you." Was he lucky? The card game brought them together but it also killed him. Maybe having true love for 24 hours is better than living 24 years without. <*shrug*>

-- Rose (, February 17, 1998.

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