A door from the Titanic was sold at auction for $718,000

A door from the Titanic was sold at auction for 8,000

The scene of the main character’s sacrifice in “Titanic”


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The door on which the main character Rose was saved in the finale of “Titanic” in the performance Kate Winslet, sold at auction for $718,750. The wooden panel became the most expensive item sold at the event, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

At the auction Heritage Auctions’ Treasures of Planet Hollywood balsa door beat out Jack Nicholson’s ax from Kubrick’s The Shining and Indiana Jones’ whip from Temple of Doom.

Although the object was called a door at the auction, in the description of the exhibit notedthat this design is in the Rococo style was actually part of the door frame directly above the entrance to the ship’s first class lounge.

A door that sold for $718,000.

A door that sold for $718,000.

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The main character of the 1997 film Rose, which she played Kate Winslet, saves himself from drowning in the icy water on the door block. Instead, the main character is Jack, in performance Leonardo DiCaprio, must sacrifice himself, plunges into the icy water and lets go of the wooden structure. This scene has been the subject of controversy ever since the release of the film, because according to the audience, there was not enough space on the improvised raft for both of them.

Only in February 2023, for the 25th anniversary of the release of “Titanic”, the director of the film James Cameron conducted an experiment. In it, together with a team of scientists and stuntmen, Cameron tested the theory about the rescue of the main characters. In the conclusion it turned outthat the hero could survive, but deliberately chose to save his beloved.

No, he had to die. It’s like Romeo and Juliet. This is a film about love, sacrifice and mortality. Love is measured by sacrifice“, Cameron explained.

Kate Winslet’s dress from the final act of the film was also sold at the auction for $125,000

The dress of the main character, sold for 125 thousand dollars

The dress of the main character, sold for 125 thousand dollars

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Other details sold at auction:

  • Harrison Ford’s whip from the movie “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” set the record as the franchise’s most expensive prop ($525,000). Also sold were a set of three Sankara jewels from the film ($100,000), as well as a timepiece of the Holy Grail from The Last Crusade ($87,500).
  • Bill Murray’s red and pink bowling ball by Kingpin ($350,000).
  • Nicholson’s ax from The Shining ($125,000).
  • Tobey Maguire’s black symbiote suit from “Spider-Man 3” ($125,000).
  • The shaving cream jar that Wayne Knight uses to smuggle dinosaur embryos into Jurassic Park ($250,000)

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