Fifteen hundred people went into the sea when Titanic sank from under us. There were twenty boats floating nearby and only one came back. One. Six were saved from the water, myself included. Six… out of fifteen hundred. Afterward, the seven hundred people in the boats had nothing to do but wait. Wait to die, wait to live, wait for an absolution that would never come.
“The corset sort of defines Ruth’s generation. By 1912 younger women were more interested in the ‘Empire’ waist and its more flowing look and it would have been less likely that Rose wore a corset. And yet the best way to reveal character is by action, so the act of corseting Rose more strongly underlines Ruth’s character and helps the audience viscerally feel how trapped Rose is.” – James Cameron