You’ve done it again, Reddit! The forum has been our way of finding out movie secrets from other eagle-eyed viewers, and for the most part, it’s a fun discovery. After all, we weren’t too broken up to discover that Michael Bay reused the same footage from Pearl Harbor for Transformers. But this… this is just cruel.
Redditor Dakshesh posted this photo to a thread titled “The awkward moment when you find out Titanic was filmed in a plastic pool, and your whole life is an illusion.” Now, at first glance, it would appear that Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio shot their famous “I’ll never let go” scene in an inflatable pool. If you’re taking it at face value, it seems as if James Cameron‘s epic movie took place in the kind of contraption you’d see in someone’s front yard. Could this be true?
Probably not. It’s not entirely clear how many scenes were shot in this tiny tub, if any at all. Several Redditors say that this was actually just a “holding tub” for in-between scenes to keep the actors’ body temperature used to the warmish water in the big tank where they actually filmed the “freezing to death” scenes in the Atlantic.[tagbox tag="Reddit"]
Still, it takes a movie known for its large-scale filmmaking and really shrinks it down. And they have a sense of humor about it. My favorite comment comes from ProbablyHittingOnYou: At least that diamond will be easy to find, then.
What’s most interesting about this thread is the entire side debate over if Rose were a see-you-next-Tuesday for staying on her floating dresser while Jack shuddered and sank to his death. Really, it’s fascinating to see how much hatred Redditors have internalized against Kate Winslet in the last fourteen years.