Mar 26, 2022


Scene    1 :    U    jump,    i    jump! OLD ROSE : I saw my whole life as if I'd already lived it... an endless parade of parties and cotillions, yachts and polo matches... always the same narrow people, the same mindless chatter. I felt like I was standing at a great precipice, with no one to pull me back, no one who cared... or even noticed. JACK: Don't do it. ROSE : Stay back! Don't go any closer! JACK : Take my hand. I'll pull you back in. ROSE : No! Stay where you are. I mean it. I'll let go. JACK : No you won't. ROSE : What do you mean no I won't? Don't presume to tell me what I will and will not do. You don't know me. JACK : You would have done it already. Now come on, take my hand. ROSE : You're distracting me. Go away. JACK : I can't. I'm involved now. If you let go I have to jump in after you. ROSE : Don't be absurd. You'll be killed. JACK : I'm a good swimmer. ROSE : The fall alone would kill you. JACK : It would hurt. I'm not saying it wouldn't. To be honest I'm a lot more concerned about the water being so cold. ROSE : How cold? JACK : Freezing. Maybe a couple degrees over. JACK : Ever been to Wisconsin? ROSE : No. JACK : Well they have some of the coldest winters around, and I grew up there, near Chippewa Falls. Once when I was a kid me and my father were ice-fishing out on Lake Wissota... ice-fishing's where you chop a hole in the -- ROSE : I know what ice fishing is! JACK : Sorry. Just... you look like kind of an indoor girl. Anyway, I went through some thin ice and I'm tellin' ya, water that cold... like right down there... it hits you like a thousand knives stabbing all over your body. You can't breath, you can't think... least not about anything but the pain. Which is why I'm not looking forward to jumping in after you. But like I said, I don't see a choice. I guess I'm kinda hoping you'll come back over the rail and get me off the hook here. ROSE : You're crazy. JACK : That's what everybody says. But with all due respect, I'm not the one hanging off the back of a ship. JACK : Come on. You don't want do this. Give me your hand. ROSE : Alright. JACK : I'm Jack Dawson. ROSE : Pleased to meet you, Mr. Dawson. (Rose slipped) ROSE : HELP! HELP!! JACK : I've got you. I won't let go.

Scene    3    :    I    see    you! ROSE : Hello Jack JACK : Hello again. ROSE : Could I speak to you in private? JACK : Uh, yes. Of course. After you. JACK : So, you got a name by the way? ROSE : Rose. Rose DeWitt Bukater. JACK : That's quite a moniker. I may hafta get you to write that down. ROSE : Mr. Dawson, I -- JACK : Jack. ROSE : Jack... I feel like such an idiot. It took me all morning to get up the nerve to face you. JACK : Well, here you are. ROSE : Here I am. I... I want to thank you for what you did. Not just for... for pulling me back. But for your discretion. JACK : You're welcome. Rose. ROSE : Look, I know what you must be thinking! Poor little rich girl. What does she know about misery? JACK : That's not what I was thinking. What I was thinking was... what could have happened to hurt this girl so much she thought she had no way out. ROSE : I don't... it wasn't just one thing. It was everything. It was them, it was their whole world. And I was trapped in it, like an insect in amber. I just had to get away... just run and run and run... and then I was at the back rail and there was no more ship... even the Titanic wasn't big enough. Not enough to get away from them. And before I'd really thought about it, I was over the rail. I was so furious. I'll show them. They'll sure be sorry! JACK : Uh huh. They'll be sorry. 'Course you'll be dead. ROSE : Oh God, I am such an utter fool. JACK : That penguin last night, is he one of them? ROSE : Penguin? Oh, Cal! He is them. JACK : Is he your boyfriend? ROSE : Worse I'm afraid. (She shows him her engagement ring. A sizable diamond.) JACK : Gawd look at that thing! You would've gone straight to the bottom. JACK : So you feel like you're stuck on a train you can't get off 'cause you're marryin' this fella. ROSE : Yes, exactly! JACK : So don't marry him. ROSE : If only it were that simple. JACK : It is that simple. ROSE : Oh, Jack... please don't judge me until you've seen my world. JACK : Well, I guess I will tonight. ROSE : What's this? JACK : Just some sketches. ROSE : May I? ROSE : Jack, these are quite good! Really, they are. JACK : Well, they didn't think too much of 'em in Paree. ROSE : Oh no! Oh, I'm so sorry. Truly! JACK : Don't worry about it. Plenty more where they came from. JACK : I just seem to spew 'em out. Besides, they're not worth a damn anyway. ROSE : You're deranged! ROSE : Well, well... ROSE : (trying to be very adult) And these were drawn from life? JACK : Yup. That's one of the great things about Paris. Lots of girls willing to take their clothes off. ROSE : You liked this woman. You used her several times. JACK : She had beautiful hands. ROSE : I thing you must have had a love affair with her... JACK : No, no! Just with her hands. ROSE : You have a gift, Jack. You do. You see people. JACK : I see you.

The    Sinking! ROSE : It's getting quiet. JACK : Just a few more minutes. It'll take them a while to get the boats organized JACK : I don't know about you, but I intend to write a strongly worded letter to the White Star Line about all this. ROSE : I love you Jack. (He takes her hand.) JACK : No... don't say your good-byes, Rose. Don't you give up. Don't do it. ROSE : I'm so cold. JACK : You're going to get out of this... you're going to go on and you're going to make babies and watch them grow and you're going to die an old lady, warm in your bed. Not here. Not this night. Do you understand me? ROSE : I can't feel my body. JACK : Rose, listen to me. Listen. Winning that ticket was the best thing that ever happened to me. JACK : It brought me to you. And I'm thankful, Rose. I'm Thankful. JACK : You must do me this honor... promise me you will survive... that you will never give up... no matter what happens... no matter how hopeless... promise me now, and never let go of that promise. ROSE : I promise. JACK : Never let go. ROSE : I Promise. I will never let go, jack. I'll never let go.

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