Best drama movie audio problems of 2004

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The Notebook picture

Audio problem: When Noah and Martha exit the "dream house", Allie's head does not move (she looks down all the time), nor do her lips move while she pronounces parting words to Martha.

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Suggested correction: The reason why we don't see Allie saying good night to Martha is because the camera is not on Allie but on Noah and Martha as they are going outside of the house.

You can see Allie from the wide camera angle and her mouth doesn't move at all.

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The Phantom of the Opera picture

Audio problem: Right after Joseph Buquet is killed, Raoul runs and finds Christine. When she says, "Raoul, we're not safe here", her lips do not move; her mouth is merely agape. (01:05:35)

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Napoleon Dynamite picture

Audio problem: When Napoleon knocks on Trisha's door he knocks four times but you only hear three knocks. (00:38:05)

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The Aviator picture

Audio problem: Towards the end of the scene where L.B. Mayer is dismissing Howard's request for some cameras, the audio does not match at all with the way his lips are moving.

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Mean Girls picture

Audio problem: When Janis shouts at Cady out of Damian's car, Cady says "It's not my fault you're like in love with me, or something." After she says this, her mouth visibly moves saying more words, but no audio is heard. (00:58:40)

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Raise Your Voice picture

Audio problem: Terri takes her friends out to a restaurant, and she starts singing a song, and where she says, "The way you swept me off my feet," her mouth doesn't move at all.

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Collateral picture

Audio problem: Just as the two criminals who robbed Max are walking away, Vincent asks them if that is his briefcase. The guy with the long hair replies, "Yeah it is. Why you want it back?" but his mouth doesn't match what he is saying. It appears he is saying something closer to, "Put up your f**king hands." (00:35:15)

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Troy picture

Audio problem: After the Trojans start to fire arrows at the ship, the second Myrmidon who falls overboard into the water, screams loudly as he falls, though his mouth is clenched shut. It is the type of yell that cannot be made with a closed mouth. (00:40:00)

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The Terminal picture

Audio problem: When Viktor is celebrating the end of the war in Krakozia in the bar, we see Amelia approaching the bar. As she does, we hear Viktor give a loud "Krakozia!" Watch his mouth when he does. By this time, we have a clear view of his mouth and his cry of "Krakozia!" comes before his lips make the appropriate movements.

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The Manchurian Candidate picture

Audio problem: Near the end of the movie the helicopter is flying into the area where the troops were held. The radio traffic isn't pilots or air traffic controllers, it's railroad dispatchers and trackside detectors.

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King Arthur picture

Audio problem: When Arthur is telling the knights about their final mission, just after Bors storms out, he says, "Venora'll kill me.", but his lips don't move.

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Suggested correction: This is spoken while he is grimacing, and only half of it is onscreen. Ray Winstone is not known for his enunciation skills, but he does speak this line... the part of it we see, anyway.

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Maria Full of Grace picture

Audio problem: During the conversation between Maria and Juan about her pregnancy, when he says "Donde comen dos, comen tres" his mouth doesn't move.

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Wicker Park picture

Audio problem: Luke and Alex are standing outside the restaurant. Close up on Luke as his mouth says, "Are we still going out tonight?" Yet we hear, "Are we still going out tomorrow?"

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The Alamo picture

Audio problem: When the Mexicans begin their final attack, we see Travis call to Joe to wake him up, but if you watch closely, you don't see his lips move, you just hear "Joe."

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House Of D picture

Audio problem: At the beginning of the school dance scene, there is a kid screaming "Sabbath. Sabbath." Later on, the same kid is shown to be the DJ, and when he is changing records, you can hear his voice still screaming "Sabbath. Sabbath." in the background, even though he is not saying it. (Revealed in DVD commentary).

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Audio problem: In the start credits when the aircraft touches down, you hear the main landing-gear squeak (twice, as the pilot doesn't touchdown simultaneously) but you never hear the squeak of the nosegear.

Ronnie Bischof

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Million Dollar Baby picture

Audio problem: During any fight when people are yelling "Mo cuishle", watch the spectators around and you'll notice that no one is mouthing the words, or is in sync with those words. Even if the yelling came from offscreen (i.e. from the farthest bleachers) the noise should have sounded from far away, not as neat and close as it sounds.

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The Butterfly Effect picture

Audio problem: When Kayleigh, Tommy, Evan and Lenny are putting the block buster in the mailbox, Evan puts the cigarette on the block buster and says it should last Lenny 2 minutes, but his mouth says 10 minutes.

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Crash picture

Audio problem: When the two friends run over the Chinaman and they discuss over it, you can hear them, but not see them, say, "Man this is so f***ed up" "No s**t". The background sound is clean as opposed to the live one, and the voices sound totally different to that of the actors. Furthermore, in a brief shot of the guy in a yellow jacket is seen, and he is not mouthing the words.

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Beyond the Sea picture

Audio problem: In the very first scene of the movie when Bobby is recreating his performance at the Coconut Grove, the actions of the band are out of sync with the music we hear. (Bobby is in sync, but the band is not.) Watch the hands of the drummer and the band leader: The entire scene is out of sync, but when the drummer moves to the ride cymbal you can easily see he is ahead of the music, and when the band leader gives the band cues for accents, his hand movements are behind the music and therefore happen too late.

HuskyMiller

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