The Book of Life

Continuity mistake: When Joaquin enter the bull fighting ring before Manolo's bull fight, Joaquin removes his cape and drops it on the ground. When Joaquin's horse gallops by and Joaquin grabs onto his steed, the cape is missing. (01:35:00)

John Ohman
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Continuity mistake: After Carlos drags Manolo into a room at the bull fighting arena and slams the door on one of the Rodriguez Brothers, he throws a sword at the Rodriguez Brothers. The sword lands through the window of the door. A few shots later, the sword and dent in the window are missing. (01:35:00)

John Ohman
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Continuity mistake: After Manolo serenades Maria, when he falls from the balcony he loses his guitar and Maria catches it. Maria takes the guitar with her as he travels down the stairs to return it to him. After Joaquin proposes to Maria, the Rodríguez brothers barge in with a partly unconscious Manolo. When Manolo and Joaquin start arguing, Maria still has the guitar. However, after a soldier throws Joaquin his sword, one of the Rodríguez brothers suddenly has the guitar, and throws it to Manolo. (01:35:00)

John Ohman
3

Continuity mistake: Before Manolo's first bull fight begins, his father sheathes two swords on his back. However, those swords disappear when Manolo enters the ring where he fights the bull. Furthermore, when the time come for Manolo to kill the bull, his father provides him one sword. (01:35:00)

John Ohman
3

Continuity mistake: When the bandits attack the town during the night, Joaquin joins in on the battle. Before Joaquin starts fighting the bandits, he throws his hat, cape, and swords onto Manolo. After the bandits run away, Joaquin starts walking with Maria to engage in a conversation with her. As they walk away, Joaquin does not gather his items, but later when Joaquin and Maria reach the front door of Maria's house, Joaquin is wearing them all. (01:35:00)

John Ohman
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Continuity mistake: After Manolo defeats the boar and General Posoda declares he is sending Maria to Spain, Chuy urinates on Manolo's pants. Yet, there is no urine visible on Manolo's pants. (01:35:00)

John Ohman
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Continuity mistake: After Manolo defeats the bull skeleton, and when he is embraced by his family, he has no swords sheathed on his back. When the gods grant Manolo his life and Manolo rises upon his revival, he suddenly two swords on his back. The same thing happens to his father, Carlos. When Carlos' spirit first appears behind his wife, Carmen, he has no swords sheathed on his back. Carlos' swords appear on his back when he and the rest of his family embraced Manolo just before Manolo's revival. (01:35:00)

John Ohman

Grandma: Kids today, with their long hair and their no killing stuff.

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Question: When Manolo and Joaquin start fighting the wild boar, General Posada only sees Joaquin confronting the boar before he is knocked unconscious. Thus, he never sees Manolo fighting the boar like a matador. When the general recovers, he believes Joaquin defeated the boar and not Manolo. Despite the townsfolk being impressed by Manolo's action, why does no one, including the nun who thanks Manolo for saving her life, speak up and tell the general what actually happened? Why don't they confirm to the general that Manolo fought and defeated the boar?

John Ohman

Answer: General Posada assumed that Joaquin saved them because he saw Joaquin not killed by the bull. He completely missed Manolo's bulfighting. He also probably assuming that because Joaquin's father was a great General, he must be like his father and a brave future soldier. - JMS.

Chosen answer: There was probably too much panic from the rampaging animals.

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