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Titanic - Nice One Leo
Fast forward to the scene when Leonardo is dead in the water, hanging on to the floating door. Rose wakes up and sees this, after her failed atems at waking him, she lets him sink. Now look closely at leo's eyes. As the water reaches them, he squints. Looks like he wasnt so dead after all.
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garethgazz writes:
Ok, all this scientific rubbish is a load of nonsense. Do you really hink they put it in that he blinked slightly because of all those scientific reasons. Whether scientifically correct or not, if he blinked it was a slip up because he wasn't supposed to. I hardly think it was in the script. And whoever said that it was unavoidable being dropped into freezing water, wake up, that water wasn't actually as cold as it would have been. No actor risks his life in freezing cold water for a scene. It was a swimming pool somewhere.
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max writes:
On the floating of bodies. When you're alive, the air in your lungs will allow you to float. A dead body will sink because there is no air in the lungs (obvious). After decomposition starts, methane and other gases produced by the decomposition will bloat the body and make it float again. (boy, this is a very unpleasant chain of comments)
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KCM writes:
People, the point is not why he sank, it's HOW he sank. I don't know if he squinted, because it was taken from a top angle an the water was kind of warping it. Also, and I'm sure many of you will be tickled to hear this one, many deceased people have muscle spasms in their eyelids, and pass gas after they pass on. BUT with that out of the way, if Jack was frozen solid, then I do believe it would have been difficult for a slight muscle spasm to move his stiff eyelid. I think this was a natural response from Leo, and one hard to notice.
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jimjob28 writes:
Would the body have sunk in the first place? I thought that they floated for a while? I may be wrong. could someone set me straight?
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diadempro writes:
I suspect a frozen body sinks faster than a non-frozen one. I do not care to repeat the experiment myself, but it seems reasonable?
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moviechic writes:
Actually, the other dead bodies were floating because they were wearing life jackets. Jack was not. That was not a slip-up.
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Jeremytt writes:
With all due respect...bodies do sink after the lungs fill with water. Most of the time, gases eventually form, and the corpse floats again. But at the location of the sinking of the Titanic, gases cannot form at the depth of that particular ocean bottom (over 1 mile in depth)
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Farore writes:
The reason Leo sank was because the part of his body that was underwater was frozen solid, and he wasn't wearing a life jacket to help him float. He probably blinked because even though the scene was shot in a heated pool, the water would cause him to reflexively close his eyes to adjust to the change. But anyways, bodies do move after they die, and this was probably a little reassuring to younger people who watched this movie, to know that he wasn't actually dead, and I may be wrong, but weren't his eyes closed when he sank?
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RonJLow writes:
Leo sinks because he is heavier than salt water. He is wearing clothes and probably shoes. Many very lean living people are heavier than pure water even without clothes and with lungs full of air. I've never seen someone who could sink in ocean water. I wonder if he would ever bloat and float. He might just sink all the way to depths, pressures, and temperatures where the biology that normally allows internal micro-organisms and decomposition to off-gas would cease to exist. The pressures at ocean bottom would collapse any parts of him that could hold a pocket of gas. Besides, he would be nibbled at by curious species at any depth. Did the rescue vessels ever encounter victims that surfaced days later?
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oreoz writes:
I thought it was just the way he sank.
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musicchocgrrl writes:
Oh my gosh!! If you people are going to fight over something, at least do it in the right slipups section!! All this floating/sinking bodies thing when this is the area for HIS BLINKING EYES!!! And speaking of his blinking eyes, you would blink too if the sun was in your eyes!! Think about it.... ;D
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Morna writes:
Actually I was a lifeguard for seven years and learned a lot about this. They train us to be able to dive the bottom of the pool and bring an unconcious person up, as well as rescue an unconcious person floating on the surface. A dead body (before it starts to rot...ewww) will float or sink based on individual physiology. Fat floats, muscle sinks. Jack, as a lower-class individual, would have had to do a lot of physical stuff just to survive. He'd be fit, so he'd sink.
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Tokagero writes:
The scene after the sinking was shot in cold water. I read that Kate Winslet's gasp when she first lands in the water was a genuine reaction to the freezing water. And I think that even if Leo should've floated after Kate let go of him, he sank to add an emotional effect to the scene. Just saying...
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tom_m525 writes:
And by the way, Matrix_Forensics_Laboratories, when you are electrocuted in your hand, your fingers twitch because they think it is an impulse from the brain, not because you are dead. And if you are electrocuted in the hand, as you say, you would either be moving a whole lot more than your fingers, or you would still be alive. Or both.
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Matrix_Forensics_Laboratories writes:
You are wrong tom_m525, bodies move a little when dead (depending of death too.) And it does not always have to be due to electricity! So are you saying that when you cut off a chicken's head, it runs around for a few seconds due to an electric shock? The same happens to humans, only on a smaller scale, because our masses are heavier, therefore we only move in the lightest of places, like twitching eyes, fingers or shaking a little overall, even after electrocution. Most people that witness an electrocution victim say that the most horrific sight is seeing the victim shake even after the power has been cut, and once the person is dead. This has to do with reflexes. Enjoy.
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AnoNiem18 writes:
The scene was not shot in a heated pool. In fact it was shot in very cold water.
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wildflower1 writes:
yes, it was. this movie was shot in a huge heated pool. look at the scene where the ship has just sunk and you can see all the people calling for help. half of them are standing in the water! you can see them walking! just cut Mr. James Cameron some slack, he did a fantastic job creating the Number 1 Film of All Time.
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ThePoetess writes:
A screw up? An accident? Most likely it was an unavoidable reaction to slipping into water that was about 60 or so degrees. No death explanations needed here.
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jenell78 writes:
Okay...about the bodies sinking and floating...the people that were floating had life vests on...duh...did you think dead bodies floated straight up and down? As for Leo's body sinking...first bodies sink and then they float.
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romeosjuliet writes:
I think it was a slip-up. He should have floated. Not that that really even has anything to do with the first comment. If we are all forgetting it was about the eyes. And that was also a slip-up, clearly just from him going into the water. The director would not make a point of making sure he squinted just for the effect of rigomortis or whatever.
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tom_m525 writes:
Yeah, I'm sure bodies float. All of the others did, didn't they, when the boat came! Thats REALLY stupid.
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