Director James Cameron is a perfectionist.So much so that he’s explored the depths of the Titanic’s ocean dwelling to determine mistakes made in his Oscar-winning 1996 film.
Although there were many little things he considered changing in “Titanic” for the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking, he scrapped them all—save one.
Cameron re-edited a scene from the original 1997 film where Rose (Kate Winslet) floats on a wooden door staring up at the night sky … full of completely incorrect star constellations, something no one would ever notice, except astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson.
According to the Telegraph, Tyson emailed Cameron to claim the star field used to depict the night of April 15, 1912 is all wrong.
Not only did Tyson write to Cameron, but upon chance run-ins, he made sure to rub in the point as well.
After grossing more than $1.3 billion at theatres and numerous reminders of his error, Cameron asked Tyson for an accurate map of the sky to be used in a 10th anniversary director’s cut of the film.
In case you’re curious, you’ll also be able to see the correct skyline in “Titanic 3D.”
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