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The Dark Knight

Corrected entry: During the opening bank robbery, the Joker is holding the gun and shooting with his left hand until he shoots the final robber. He shoots the last robber right handed and is right handed for the rest of the scene.

Correction: Where's the mistake? Many people are equally skilled with their left and right hands.

Corrected entry: During the SWAT chase on the underground street, when the Joker switches weapons and pulls out an RPG, the SWAT passenger says, "What is that, a bazooka?" It's actually a Soviet-designed RPG-7 - while most lay people might call any cylinder-shaped weapon a bazooka, a trained SWAT officer could easily tell the difference, and would have no reason to use the wrong name.

Correction: He doesn't really care what it is, only that it's big and aimed at him. It's a high-stress fast-paced situation, no matter what training he's had. Given those facts, the only remaining important factor is which rolls off the tongue easier, making his point clear to his associates quicker: "What is that? A Bazooka?!" or "What is that? A Soviet-Designed RPG-7?!"

Phixius

Corrected entry: In the second scene of the movie, when Batman jumps onto Scarecrow's van as he is trying to get away, Batman leaps from the edge and the front of his body is facing a side of the van, but in the next shot when he crashes onto the van, he is facing towards the front of the van.

Correction: It is entirely possible to change your orientation when falling. Even more so if you happen to be wearing a cape. We only briefly see his initial fall, at which point it cuts to the van coming around the bend, Batman then lands facing front aligned with the vehicle. So it's completely reasonable that he simply just did a slight half spin during his free fall.

Corrected entry: When Harvey Dent is in the hospital, he can be seen to be wearing nothing but a hospital gown. However, after he leaves the hospital, he is once again wearing his burned suit. Even assuming that it had not been discarded and that he had time to locate it before the hospital collapsed, there is no way it could possibly have still been scabbed onto his burned flesh, as it was, since he had obviously had enough time in the hospital for his burns to stop oozing, or the hospital gown would have been soaked in ichor.

Correction: Harvey Dent would have been wearing his suit when he was taken to the hospital and since the staff did not discard it, they most likely would have put it in the closet in his room. As we can see in the film, it takes the Joker several minutes to blow up the hospital after he leaves Dent's room, giving him more than enough time to locate his suit. Additionally, there is nothing to indicate that the suit is "scabbed" onto his flesh because only his face and the top part of his neck were burned, both of which do not touch his suit while he is wearing it.

Corrected entry: The ink in money doesn't burn red.

Correction: No, it doesn't; but the gasoline Joker poured all over the money does.

Phixius

Corrected entry: The right side of Dent's face burns - but in hospital, it's the left side that's burned off.

Correction: It was always the left side of his face which is burned.

papajim

Corrected entry: When the Joker is talking to Dent in the hospital - It flips quickly back and forth between shots where the gauze is on Dent's skin and then it suddenly disappears.

Correction: You are mistaken. There's never any gauze visible on his face, what little of it you can see.

Corrected entry: During the bank robbery, when the bus backs into the building, the bus has an Illinois license plate.

Correction: It has a Gotham license plate, which were made for the film to very closely resemble Illinois license plates so that if any -real- Illinois plates are visible in the background, they'd match the film's Gotham plates.

Corrected entry: Joker escapes from the bank robbery by crashing a school bus into the bank, and then drives out and simply joins what appears to be a convoy of such buses driving down the street. Even assuming Joker organized the bus convoy for his benefit, people are still seen walking down the street, unconcerned by anything. There aren't even any curious onlookers. Did they all just miss a bus crashing backwards into a bank, then pulling out? Not to mention all the gunfire inside the bank, etc, some of which took place after the bus crash, which certainly did away with any soundproofing the bank had.

Correction: There is a time lapse from when the bus crashed into the bank and the initial gunfire, which would likely make the first witnesses run or hide, and the bus leaving minutes later. At this time new witnesses would be on scene, and not have witnessed the robbery or initial crash. In big cities, people tend to mind their own business. I was in a theater where a gang member was shot, people kept buying their movie tickets and popcorn as if nothing happened. Only those immediately next to the shooter had a reaction. Also, Gotham City is said to have become riddled with crime, and as such, a bank robbery may be a common occurrence.

Corrected entry: When they reconstruct the bullet in the scanner, the fingerprint goes the whole way down to the bottom of the bullet. This would not be the correct pattern, as there should be a blank ring at the bottom where the bullet would have been covered by the casing.

Correction: Not true if the person leaving the print was actually loading the bullets.

Corrected entry: When Bruce is on his red and silver sport bike, he passes a silver Volkswagen that makes the distinctive sound of an air cooled, rear engine Beetle exhaust. The problem is that it is a New Beetle, which is front engine, liquid cooled, and has no distinguishable exhaust note like the air cooled Beetles.

Correction: This sound could actually be the engine of Bruce's sport bike, and not that of the Beetle that he passes. You can hear a faded version (since it is driving away from the camera) of the same high pitched twittering sound occur twice as the bike pulls away from the storage area between 01:00:02 and 01:00:04 in the movie.

Corrected entry: Towards the end of the Batmobile chase when the vehicle is hit by the Joker's RPG, it flips through the air. During this time the underside of the Batmobile is visible and it is completely smooth and looks bolted on, revealing that this car is merely a stunt model.

Correction: Or Fox/Batman has decided to add an extra armor plate to the bottom of the Batmobile, covering all exposed mechanical parts and reduce their vulnerability. It IS designed as a tank, after all.

Twotall

Corrected entry: In the Harvey Dent party scene, where The Joker crashes the party, we see a piece of hair across his forehead towards the beginning, but around when he sees Rachel, it disappears.

Correction: We actually see him wet his fingers and move the lock of hair when he sees Rachel and says, "Well hello beautiful".

Corrected entry: When the Joker holds the knife to Rachel he (Keith) cuts his face, upper lip. In the next scene it's cleaned up.

Correction: If he is holding the knife to Rachel, how does he cut his face? No such thing happens. And his name is Heath, not Keith.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Joker blows up the hospital, he enters a bus just as the explosion starts. You can spot a camera in the bus capturing the Jokers reaction to the explosion. This shot wasn't used in the film but can be seen on the two disc DVD version.

Correction: The problem with this submission is really the phrase 'The shot wasn't used in the film'. Movie mistakes are about mistakes that actually appear in the movie - it's pretty specific like that.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Joker is robbing the mob bank (in the first 3 minutes of the film), a Clown Thug is seen knocking down the security guard in the background. A few shots later, the same security guard is knocked down in the same manner before the Clown Thug is shot.

Correction: The clown thug does knock the guard down, but is shown pulling him up and along before shoving him up against a table. It is only later in the scene, just before the bank manager shoots him, that the thug hits the guard with his gun.

Corrected entry: After the Joker tells the citizens of Gotham that he wants Mr. Reese dead in an hour or he will blow up a hospital, Bruce leaves to go to his Lamborghini. When Alfred says, "The Lamborghini then, sir?" the news is still on the TV in the background. The scene later cuts back to Alfred when he says, "Much more subtle." The TV is now off, but you never saw anyone shut it off in the one second between Alfred's lines, nor is Alfred holding a remote control.

Correction: This is not an accurate description of the sequence of the scene. The TV is off when Alfred asks if Bruce will need the Batpod and Alfred (and the TV) is off camera when he asks about the Lamborghini. We actually see the TV turn off while Bruce dictates instructions to Alfred, as he moves to the elevator. While we don't see Bruce or Alfred activate a remote at the moment it turns off, Bruce may have used the remote as he was getting up from the couch (an action he was finishing when we cut to this scene). And Bruce's TV system may simply have a delay (like my own TV at home).

Corrected entry: In the first scene when the thieves are sliding on a wire between buildings(a shot from above), a black spherical camera is seen sliding before them on the same wire.

Correction: I believe this has already been submitted and corrected. It's not a camera, it's the thieves' equipment bag, which we see them hooking onto the line just before they jump.

Corrected entry: Just before the Batman/Joker interrogation, when Gordon is in the room, there's a lamp on the table. When Gordon turns the light on, showing Batman standing behind the Joker, it's gone for the rest of the scene.

Correction: The lamp can be seen several times in the scene: When Batman pounds Joker's hand; just before Joker says "You complete me"; and when Batman grabs him across the table. Then the lamp is seen on the floor after Batman has slammed him onto the table. It was likely knocked down when Batman sweeps Joker across the table against the wall.

Corrected entry: When they are trying to get Reese to safety, going into the alley and out of the building, you can see a cameraman running down the stairs after the police and Gordon.

Correction: Of course you can - you can see him throughout the sequence. Reese, Gordon and his men are being accompanied by reporter Mike Engel and his cameraman - at one point, you even hear Engel specifically telling his cameraman to keep rolling.

Tailkinker

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During the interrogation scene, when Batman beats up Joker, Joker's hands are holding Batman's forearms upside down (from underneath). When the frame changes his hands are now on top of Batman's forearms, then it cuts back and his hands are under again.

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Trivia

To prepare for his role as the Joker, Heath Ledger lived alone in a hotel room for a month, formulating the character's psychology, posture and voice (the last one he found most difficult to do). He started a diary, in which he wrote the Joker's thoughts and feelings to guide himself during his performance. He was also given Alan Moore's comic "Batman: The Killing Joke" and "Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth" to read. Ledger also took inspiration from Alex in A Clockwork Orange(1971) and Sid Vicious.

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