The scene opens with a shot of the wreck of the real Titanic, panning to the remains of the First Class Promenade on A Deck. Cue a fade to the nun-sunken ship, and the camera pans to the Grand Staircase. The Promade Steward opens the door and the camera enters using the Port Vestibule. Over 1500 people greet the person, all of whom died in the sinking. The most prominent ones are Wallace Hartley and the rest of the orchestra, Benjamin Guggenheim, John Jacob Astor IV, First Officer Murdoch, Tommy, Helga, Fabrizio, Helga, Trudy, Capt. Smith, and Thomas Andrews. Jack is up the stairwell, staring at the big clock. He slowly turns around and stretches out his hand to the person, who is revealed to be a 17-year-old Rose. The two reunite and embrace, sharing a kiss as everyone around them begins to clap. The camera then pans to the sky dome and fades out.
Behind the scenesEdit
The first shot was made with actual wreck footage of the Titanic. James Cameron's film was unique in the fact it featured the actual wreck. It remains the only one of the films to feature this.
Although the scene is supposed to be with only with the people who died in the sinking, a small amount of unnamed passengers who survived are also visible in the background, including the Titanic Drunk, Steerage Man 1, and the woman seen with a baby during the sinking, both of whom later perished in the cold Atlantic. One notable person missing is Spicer Lovejoy, likely due to the fact he was the film's secondary antagonist.