Best movie continuity mistakes of 1949
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Continuity mistake: In the final destruction-of-the-temple scene, the huge statue of Dagon starts to topple head first, but in later shots it is sliding towards the camera feet first. This is because director Cecil DeMille was not satisfied with the first take and had the temple re-erected then collapsed a second time. Shots from both destructions are spliced together in an exciting sequence, but rather puzzling architectually.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Mary is eating her oatmeal while Martha is talking to her, take a look at Martha. While talking to Mary she spits out a piece of bread she was eating and this causes the little girl who plays Mary to momentarily slip out of character and smile (almost ready to laugh).
Continuity mistake: When the mother woodpecker leaves the nest for lunch at the beginning of the cartoon, she puts a sign saying "Gone for lunch - back 10 minutes" on the nest, but when Jerry returns the baby woodpecker to his nest later on, the sign has disappeared.
Continuity mistake: Bugs dresses up as a man with a carnation and you can see he has a pink carnation on him when he meets Steve Brody for the first time. But when Bugs says "What's up, doc!" to Steve later on, he has no carnation.
Continuity mistake: When the mouse (hidden in a vase) tiptoes on the table at the start of the short, the bread on the plate is initially pointing up, but in the next shot it is pointing down.