The stuntmen involved in the project had a tough time.
Director James Cameron is working on a short documentary about the Titanic finale. In the documentary, Cameron intends to prove that at the end of the film, only one of the main characters could have survived: either Jack or Rose.
Some viewers believe that both characters could have escaped: for example, Rose could have dragged Jack to the door, which she used as a raft. Cameron disagrees with this view and has gone to great lengths to prove his point.
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We did the scientific research to put an end to it, to put a stake in the heart of it once and for all.
We’ve done a thorough forensic examination with a hypothermia expert who recreated the raft from the film, and we’re gonna make a little bit of a rush about it. It’s coming out in February.
They took two stuntmen that weighed the same as Leo and Kate, put sensors on them and in them, and then they submerged [the stuntmen] in cold water and they looked to see if they could survive using a variety of [survival] techniques.
According to Cameron, all the experiments gave a definitive answer: only one character in the film could survive trying to escape by two, both heroes invariably died.
The director did not specify where exactly the documentary dedicated to the finale of “Titanic” will be released.