Without the present day scenes in the film, Titanic would run 2 hours and 40 minutes, the exact amount of time it took the ship Titanic to sink
This is one of those “too weird” type of coincidences that can’t really be explained. The fact that the past scenes in the movie, which recreate the sinking of the Titanic and the death of so many of its passengers, clocked in at the same amount of time as the actual sinking is just plain eerie. It’s one of those facts that you just can’t make up, and it only the amplifies the already present ghostly, melancholy quality of the film.
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