Titanic Easter Egg - A Ship, Not a Boat

I found this in "Titanic: James Cameron's Illustrated Screenplay".

The scene towards the beginning where the little girl, Cora, tells her father that the Titanic is a ship, not a boat, is a reference to the numerous occasions when an angry James Cameron would exclaim to his film crew that the Titanic was a ship, not a boat.

Sometimes he would have to correct people seven or eight times a day. It isn't referenced in the script, but something that was later added during filming.

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Contributed By: GregJayC on 04-30-2000
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Gandolf2k1 writes:
Lets settle this and just call it a big canoe
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Tony writes:
Potatoe, boate, who gives a ship?
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pepperpot writes:
Was Titanic a boat? A ship? A passenger liner? A cruise vessel? Does it matter? I ask because its classification did not seem to make a difference in the final outcome. It sank -- no matter what you call it.
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Pumpkinfan writes:
When one is speaking of Titanic everyone knows what kind of vehicle it is.We don't need to be reminded of it EVERY egg.Give it a rest. When someone says "jelly",do you correct them constantly and say "it's jam." It doesn't f***ing matter.
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Turk Diddler writes:
I, for one, am glad James Cameron took the accuracy and integrity of the film so much to heart.
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jiarby writes:
A NAVY man once told me that a BOAT is anything that can be hoisted on board a SHIP!
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if it did SINK, it might also be called a "kitchen appliance". Besides, every single dish in it got washed for sure.
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hapycrapy writes:
"The Love Ship"...come on...does Love BOAT make any more sense...just because we are USED to LOVE BOAT doesn't mean we would not be sitting hear arguing "it's LOVE SHIP, not LOVE BOAT"if it was originally titled that..it only sounds silly now because we are used to it. "Hutch and Starsky"..."Welcome back, Kravitz"..."Cabby"...do any of those change the MEANING and DIRECTION of the show...NO! besides..I feel it should have been called "KRAMER" not "SEINFIELD"
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onspeed writes:
The reason the love boat is called such - scans better. Love ship would suck. Ship and boat may not matter to you, but at sea it could be essential. IE if someone on the bridge of the titanic shouted "Ice berge" and got the reply "how big" then replied "size of a boat" the captain may think "mm. I`m in the titanic, I can eat boat size for breakfast" whereas the ignorant guy who spotted the ice berge really meant "size of a ship" but his vocabulary and knowledge of such things failed him... Deatils are important, thats what this site is about :)
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daemon writes:
Actually, Asadan, I would use the term debris. Ha Ha. Like your style though.
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Jewan writes:
just wana throw this in there.the REAL titanic(real life)was made after a ship in a book called the titan.that boat was deemed unsinkable and yet sunk,same thing with titanic.isn't that kinda scarry?
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Master writes:
Angel, I couldn't disagree more. The reason why we have a seperate word for it is because there is a seperate use for it. A boat is personal, and used for recreational purposes, as well as small. A yacht is a high cost, large boat. A dingy is a small fishermans boat. A tug is a small powerful boat. A ship is a large passenger or cargo liner. Each one has it's own uses, but Titanic is a SHIP.
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DAVE42 writes:
DiCaprio is not out on deck with the fat chick when they hit the iceberg. Kathy Bates is inside asleep, or gossiping with the "old money." He's on deck with Kate Winslet.
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Angel writes:
Who really gives a crap if you call it a boat or a ship? Yes, I will admit that it is a ship, and not a boat, but I mean, come on, to most normal people, ship, boat, dingy, it's all the same to us! We could really care less. So, give the ship/boat thing a rest, because no matter what you say, people are gonna still call it a boat anyway.
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Asadan writes:
It may have started out as a ship, but I believe the correct term for it now is litter.(Do you call it litter in the ocean, or is that a term only for junk strewn on dry land)
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Johngo Kongo, Boats do not float because they contain air!! Floatation is due to the amount of water that is displaced when the boat is in the water (basic physics). Please feel free to email me if you want more detail.
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pus_munky writes:
Tee hee hee... thats pretty true, I don't really see a difference in the love boat and the titanic except for the size... Now.. all this person is saying is that James Cameron has a very short temper about boats and ships for some reason, WHO CARES!!! This isn't a very good egg but let's just leave it at that and never speak of this movie again!
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Eggzackly writes:
Just to add to the confusion: a submarine in Navy parlance is called a "boat" never a ship. And it sure doesn't fit very easily on a lot of Navy ships! And some of the cruise lines now call their ships "boats"....maybe because of Love Boat? If you put cargo on board either one, you are "shipping" it...and how come the stuff you "ship" is called "car-go" anyway? You're aren't putting it on a car!
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Rob writes:
Ok. Answer this. If a ship is a ship, and a boat is a boat, the why is the Love Boat a boat?
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SabakuBara writes:
I personally think a ship is a type of boat...
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