Door-shaped Titanic pool float claims “Room for 2”
Titanic (1997) is routinely ranked as one of the top 10 greatest films of all time.
The editing, the sound design, the performances, and the music…
Titanic inspired an entire generation of filmmakers, scholars, and hopeless romantics all.
And scarred an entire generation of millennials now terrified to travel by boat.
To celebrate the film’s iconic place in cultural history, one of the oldest memes… is now a pool float.
According to Mental Floss, SCS Direct is now selling an inflatable pool float designed after an infamous Titanic prop.
The controversial door from Jack’s final scene in the film.
To make matters even more hilarious, the packaging pulls no punches at all:
“A love story for the ages… or was it? If Rose truly loved Jack, could she have saved him?”
According to Mental Floss, the float measures approximately 4 feet by 7 feet, and is made with “heavy-duty durable PVC plastic.”
Perfect reinforcement for two passengers to comfortably float.
They even include a handy diagram on the side of the box.
Side by side? Or one on top of the other? Perhaps sitting face to face?
The hapless models showcase suggested positions for Rose and Jack.
The packaging offers an unhelpful:
As if one of the most infamous scenes in film history didn’t make us cry ugly tears for the past 25 years.
Could Rose have saved Jack in Titanic?
Many, many years ago, the Bay Area’s own Mythbusters did an episode on this exact debate.
And it features none-other than the Titanic maestro himself, James Cameron.
“So for the last few months, since I released Titanic in 3D, I’ve been getting dozens of emails every day saying that Rose is a selfish (so-and-so) and Jack’s an idiot”
“Thousands of fans think that I got it wrong, and they both could’ve been supported by the board, and they both could have lived.”
After hours of testing, Adam and Jamie used their one life-vest to stabilize the door and provide an extra boost to buoyancy.
“With all we’ve learned, I think Jack’s death was needless!”
“You to now go take off your life vest, take hers off, swim underneath this thing, attach it in some way that it won’t just wash out two minutes later—which means you’re underwater tying this thing on in 28-degree water, and that’s going to take you five to ten minutes, so by the time you come back up you’re already dead. So that wouldn’t work. “
In later interviews, he even clarified his position:
“Look, it’s very, very simple: You read page 147 of the script and it says, ‘Jack gets off the board and gives his place to her so that she can survive.”
So who are you going to believe?
The script, the person who created the story, and the narrative importance?
Or the scientific method and 25 years of YouTube debate fodder?