One staunch critic of James Cameron’s Titanic will finally get his due in the re-release of the classic sinking ship drama. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has long railed against a certain scene in the film, citing it was not accurate to the time period. Rose, adrift in the ocean after the passenger liner sinks, gazes into the starry sky. According to Tyson, what Rose sees is not the real sky from that time. The astrophysicist had no shame telling Cameron his thoughts on the matter.
“There she is looking up. There is only one sky she should have been looking at … and it was the wrong sky! Worse than that, it was not only the wrong sky; the left-half of the sky was a mirror reflection of the right-half of the sky! It was not only wrong, it was lazy! And I’m thinking, this is wrong.“
Cameron has since rendered the sky to include a new formation, which will actually be correct to what people in that region of the Atlantic would have seen in 1912.
The science of movie magic.
[Via Discovery News]