James Cameron’s ‘Titanic’ Correction May Impress Astronomers

James Cameron, a  perfectionist.

The interiors of the ship Titanic in the 1997 movie – “Titanic” have all been portrayed with utmost detail and are in co-relation with the actual  Titanic.

But in the 1997 movie there was a minute “flaw”. The scene, in which Rose is lying on the piece of driftwood and staring towards the stars, does not show the correct star field. The American astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson pointed out this flaw to Cameron.

“Neil deGrasse Tyson sent me quite a snarky email saying that, at that time of year, in that position in the Atlantic in 1912, when Rose (Kate Winslet) is lying on the piece of driftwood and staring up at the stars, that is not the star field she would have seen,” said Cameron.

Cameron Responded: “And with my reputation as a perfectionist, I should have known that and I should have put the right star field in. ‘All right, send me the right stars for that exact time and I’ll put it in the movie.’

The exact star map at the position Latitude: 41° 46′ North Longitude: 50° 14′ West and local time 4.20am on April 15, 1912 (location and time of sinking of Titanic) has now been included it in the relaunched 3D version of the blockbuster film.
Source: James Cameron

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