Best history movie mistakes of 2018

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Factual error: The interior shots of the Gemini and Apollo Spacecraft show worn and dirty panels, knobs, switches and circuit breakers. The movie most likely used some original cockpit trainers, but in reality the astronauts were flying brand new spacecraft that were spotless.

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Suggested correction: All spacecraft are extensively checked out by technicians before mating to the launch vehicle. Launch rehearsals are done over and over again by both prime and backup crews in the real vehicle in the weeks leading up to launch. Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee lost their lives in a fire aboard Apollo 1 during one such dress rehearsal. The switches and panels get worn from this use and activity. Crews also make minor modifications to their specific craft to suit the mission and tastes.

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Continuity mistake: When the soldiers arrive at the Alamo, the soldier with the glasses is reading a book with a white cover. In the next shot, he is reading one with a red cover.

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Continuity mistake: As Steve and Mike are leaving in the police car, Mike turns and puts his arm back as he looks back to start driving in reverse as Steve waves to his wife. It cuts to an angle from behind his wife as Steve puts his arm down, but then Mike turns and looks back again a second time in this shot to start backing up. (00:20:35)

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Continuity mistake: Juliet is on the bed with little girl Kit. The child has a ribbon is her hair then looks up at Juliet and it becomes a slide. Next cut it is a ribbon, then a slide. Then the girl sleeps on Juliet with just a ribbon visible. (01:19:00 - 01:20:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Willy is in bed looking at photos with the camera behind his ear, his cup of coffee is directly in front of his hands. A moment later when the camera shifts to in front of him, his coffee is way off to his side, nowhere near his line of sight. (01:00:12)

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Continuity mistake: After Bill punches the door open at the end of the alley, the old couple get up and escape. There is a wooden barrel and trash in the corner where they were hiding. But moments later when Batman breaks Bill's leg, the corner is seen behind him and the barrel and trash are gone. (00:05:15 - 00:05:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Elisabeth is saying goodbye to the family, she hugs Ehrenfried and steps away from him. In the next shot, he is still holding her slightly before letting go a second time. (00:17:15)

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Factual error: When the saturation divers open the outer hatch on Kursk, they drop a glow stick. When they do, it falls to the floor on the submarine, indicating the inner hatch was open. The inner hatch of Kursk was closed, later opened by an ROV.

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Other mistake: The Israeli commandos are painting an orange Mercedes black using brushes. In later scenes the car has perfect factory finished black paintwork.

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