Best movie continuity mistakes of 1962

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Hatari! picture

Continuity mistake: In this scene we see John Wayne and others milking goats. The goats then get startled by a baby elephant and Wayne falls backwards on to the ground and you can see he takes the bowl with his right hand and the milk is thrown out of the bowl. In the next shot of him close up the bowl is on his head like a helmet when the bowl never even went on his head as he fell backwards. (01:09:20)

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Continuity mistake: After Bond gets picked up from the airport, evades a car, then fights with the driver, at one point he pulls back his right arm, but then the angle changes, and he hits him with his left one. (00:20:20)

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Continuity mistake: The shadows in the scene with Lawrence sleeping on his camel are short because it's the middle of the day. In the next shot you see long shadows on the sand. When Ali wakes up Lawrence they are short again. (01:01:41)

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Continuity mistake: When the guy is in the mountains he burns some of the triffids at the fence and you can clearly see them frying, but when the camera pans across the garden later there are triffids but they are all fire-free and there are no bodies.

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Continuity mistake: Early in the courtroom scene there is a shot of Gregory Peck that is reversed. The part in his hair is not on the same side of his head that it is in the rest of the film.

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Lolita picture

Continuity mistake: Watch Charlotte's cigarette as she and the professor discuss camp for Lolita. It disappears in some shots.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where they ride to the top of a hill on horseback, you can see a white van and power lines in the distance.

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The Music Man picture

Continuity mistake: In the beginning when the Anvil Salesman gets on the train, he sits down, arms to the side, the camera angle changes, and his arms are immediately on his hat adjusting it. (00:03:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Sid James is trying to make his favourite alcoholic drink, an "Aberdeen Angus" he discards the wrong mixture into a vase. You see that the vase is filled up to the top but then in the next shot the vase is only half filled and is a different colour!

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Continuity mistake: Partway through the film, the car the principal characters are driving changes brand, between Peugeot and Mercedes.

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Continuity mistake: When Mary Henry is speaking to her house keeper at the bottom of the stairs, Mary's left hand is level with the first rail, cut to the next shot in mid-sentence and her left hand is now on the fourth rail.

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Continuity mistake: Shadow of the dolly against the smoke of battle during the invasion of Omaha beach. The direction of the shadow and the geography of the beach indicate that this scene, while set at dawn, was filmed in the afternoon.

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Continuity mistake: When Jack is aboard the boat at the end of the film, the dragon drops a rock into the water. The water splashes into the boat soaking everyone. The front of Princess Elane's dress is wet, but in the next couple of shots it is completely dry.

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Geronimo picture

Continuity mistake: The book Geronimo steals from the wagon train is red. When he gives it to his wife it is black.

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Cape Fear picture

Continuity mistake: The little motor boat that G. Peck uses appears to have lost its windshield from the time he is driving it to when it is tied up.

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The Brain That Wouldn't Die picture

Continuity mistake: After Dr. Cortner finds Kurt dead in the laboratory, he pulls his neck tie and it loosens, hanging down. In the next close view the neck tie is shown neatly tied back again, and is then back to hanging loosely.

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Continuity mistake: Approximately 46 minutes into the film, Robert Preston is testing a new bullwhip. The whip is in his left hand as he brings his arm back and cracks the whip. He brings the left arm back for a second crack, and the shot changes to a closer angle just as he brings the whip down, only now it is suddenly in his right hand and not the left. The editing, the sound effect, the arm swing all seem perfectly coordinated, except that the whip changed hands between camera set-ups.

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Continuity mistake: During the close-up in the small boat when Elvis and his date go ashore at the plantation, his sailboat has been anchored a long distance from shore. In the aerial view, his sailboat is much closer to the dock.

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The Manchurian Candidate picture

Continuity mistake: As an unconscious member of the captured American patrol is being carried on a stretcher to a Russian helicopter, his helmet falls off the stretcher onto the ground. In the very next shot, the soldier's helmet is now not only on his head, it is tightly strapped to his chin.

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Continuity mistake: Don Murray goes into the bathroom wearing a T-shirt under his shirt and tie (it clearly shows through the shirt). When he comes out he still has the shirt and tie on but the T-shirt has mysteriously disappeared.

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