This Titanic Deleted Scene Would Have Made Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jack’s Death Even More Upsetting

Jack and Rose’s tragic romance in Titanic is considered to be one of the greatest love stories. James Cameron’s epic disaster film was known for its amazing practical and visual effects but has become a modern classic due to Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet’s acclaimed performances as the leading couple.

Though Cameron’s ambitious project runs over three hours, the filmmaker still had some deleted scenes on the cutting room floor. One of these scenes saw Jack and Rose singing ‘Come Josephine’ after their Irish Dance at the third class section. Fans were quick to notice that the song was hummed by the duo at different points in the film, including its heartbreaking ending.

One Detail In Titanic’s Deleted Scene Is Heartbreaking

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in TitanicLeonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic

James Cameron’s Titanic was the highest-grossing film of all time until it was beaten by Cameron’s own Avatar thirteen years later. The film propelled actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet to global stardom and has become a pop cultural milestone. The iconic ‘My Heart Will Go On’ by Céline Dion is still referred to on multiple occasions.

One of the highlights of the film is Jack and Rose’s first kiss aboard the Titanic. The two come together at the hull of the ship and stand with their arms wide while kissing. Apart from Winslet’s Rose exclaiming that she was ‘flying’, the buildup to the kiss also sees DiCaprio humming the popular 1910 song ‘Come Josephine in My Flying Machine’.

A still from TitanicA still from Titanic

It is one of the most romantic moments in the film, after which disasters befall the star-crossed lovers. However, the song seems to have more meaning associated with the two as a deleted scene shows the first time the two bond over the song. The scene sees Jack and Rose exiting the Irish Dance in the third class section and then singing the song while he drops Rose to her section of the ship. Fans were quick to notice the connection,

this should have been added in and at the ending when jack died and rose was looking to the skies on the piece of wood a shooting star should have passed signaling jack goin to heaven

-@bullet-2d-face

I understand they had to cut scenes for length but this is important that’s why Jack sings this to Rose when they first kiss and later Rose sings it while they’re in the water waiting for the boats

-@indigotears

Now I understand why Jack sings this to her when she is “flying”. It’s pretty much their inside thing!

-@tealuverreid5961

Of all the deleted scenes, this is the one that needed to be kept in the most.  It totally mirrors the ending of the movie.

-@Nostalgic90s765

The scene also shows them bonding over a shooting star. It shows another sweet moment of calm between the two as they bond over multiple things and slowly fall for each other. What makes the scene even more heartbreaking is the song being brought back and hummed by Rose while she waits for the boats to arrive after Jack’s death in the freezing waters.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Song Come Josephine Has A Historical Significance

A still from TitanicA still from Titanic

James Cameron is known for packing interesting details that build on the world he has created in his films. Be it taking a scientific approach to creating the fictional planet of Pandora in Avatar or speculating about the future in the Terminator franchise, Cameron puts a lot of thought behind composing the screenplay of his films.

One of the interesting details about Titanic is the song Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jack Dawson sings while he shares his first kiss with Kate Winslet’s Rose on the hull of the ship. The iconic ‘I’m Flying’ scene has been recreated and parodied multiple times and has become a pop cultural phenomenon. Right before they share their kiss, DiCaprio hums Come Josephine in My Flying Machine.

The popular song was reportedly first published in 1910, two years before the ill-fated Titanic set shore. It reportedly came along a line of songs that referenced emerging technology such as the airplane, which the Wright Brothers had successfully invented in 1904. The song was composed by Fred Fischer, with lyrics by Alfred Bryan (via America’s Songs II).

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