The Titanic Ending Explained by Director

We can understand Jack’s death now!
November 28, 2017

Ever since the Titanic movie came out, we’ve all wondered why Jack had to die. Titanic director James Cameron himself was interviewed by Vanity Fair this week precisely to answer this question.
“Obviously it was an artistic choice, the thing was just big enough to hold her, and not big enough to hold him”, said the director. He then added: “It does show that the film was effective in making Jack so endearing to the audience that it hurts them to see him die. Had he lived, the ending of the film would have been meaningless… The film is about death and separation; he had to die. So whether it was that, or whether a smoke stack fell on him, he was going down. It’s called art, things happen for artistic reasons, not for physics reasons.”