Seven

Continuity mistake: When they are in the car with heavy rain, you can see the pedestrians are NOT using umbrellas or wearing raincoats. It’s also raining far harder on the left of the car than the right. In addition, Somerset is turning the wheel to the right, and yet they’re driving in a straight line. (00:12:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Somerset is in the taxi on his way to the Library, he is wearing a blue and white shirt, yet when he arrives at the Library, his shirt is completely white. (00:24:42)

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Continuity mistake: The amount of the name that is left on the door when the janitor is scraping it off changes - it goes from being Some.... to Somerset. (00:18:35)

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Continuity mistake: The phone on Brad Pitt's desk changes position (parallel to the desk, then angled towards Brad Pitt, then angled away from him) several times when he first goes into his new office. (00:29:50)

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Continuity mistake: At the Greed crime scene, when Brad Pitt first gets up from the table with the remote control, his tie is tucked into his shirt. When he walks towards the TV, the amount of tie sticking out of the shirt increases. (00:17:10)

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning, when Brad Pitt gets out of bed there is a quilted cover on the mattress. Then when he goes to answer the phone it has a plain sheet. (00:06:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the final scene where they are in the desert, the sun hits John Doe first on the left and then on the right side of his face in two different takes.

Continuity mistake: After the two witnesses are interrogated, we see Mills and Somerset having a conversation at some bar. When Mills is about to take a second sip of his beer, the glass swaps hands between shots. (01:28:15)

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Continuity mistake: When the "lust" guy is being interviewed, Morgan Freeman throws a photo down on the table. He throws it such that from the interviewee's point of view it should be angled with the top side to the left, or fairly straight, but when we see a close-up of it landing it's angled with the top to the right.

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Continuity mistake: When Brad Pitt gets up from bed, Gwyneth has a light colored blanket over her. When Pitt is dressing in front of the mirror, the reflection shows that Gwyneth now has a dark colored cloth over her body. This dark cloth disappears when Pitt picks up the phone.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman are talking to Kevin Spacey in the car on the way to the desert, the grate between the front and back of the car is visible when they speak to Kevin Spacey, but not there when they speak to one another. (01:44:15 - 01:50:10)

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Continuity mistake: At the precinct when Somerset recites the seven deadly sins for both Mills and the police captain to hear, Somerset has two crime scene photos in his hands. He holds the gluttony photo with three fingers, then only two, once the angle changes. (00:23:45)

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Continuity mistake: When the three protagonists are in the desert towards the end of the movie, as Mills angrily points the gun at John Doe's head, saying to him "You liar, you f***ing liar", some clouds can be seen behind him, but when the angle changes the clouds have vanished.

Continuity mistake: When Somerset, Mills, and John Doe walk away from the car near the end of the film the doors on the passenger side of the car are left open but when Somerset runs to back to the car to meet up with the delivery van the doors are suddenly closed without anyone closing them.

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Revealing mistake: Sloth is shown with three "arms." It's most easily noticed after he wakes up. His right arm is bent at the elbow, pointing to the ceiling, his left arm is pressed tightly to his left side between his torso and the jacket used to conceal the upper part of the prosthesis, and his third "arm", the prosthesis, is bent at the elbow, hanging halfway off the bed, and pointing to the left of his body. It has several large, protruding "veins" in it and the stump where the hand should be is off-screen.

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David Mills: I've been trying to figure something in my head, and maybe you can help me out, yeah? When a person is insane, as you are, do you know that you're insane? Maybe you're just sitting around, reading "Guns and Ammo", masturbating in your own feces, do you just stop and go, "Wow! It is amazing how fucking crazy I really am!"? Yeah. Do you guys do that?

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Trivia: The fingerprint technician who is running the 'Help me' fingerprints through the computer is actually Morgan Freeman's son, Alphonse Freeman.

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Question: When shaving their chests by the end of the movie, Mills and Somerset are joking and then Mills gets serious, says "You know...?" and then stops. What do you think he was going to say? Maybe he was going to be nice to Somerset, but then refrained himself?

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Answer: I've seen se7en hundreds of times, and I've always wondered what Mills was trying to say to Somerset, and here's my take. If you've noticed, the recurring theme between the two was their conflicting views on how they see the world around them. Somerset is the grizzled, experienced detective who has been through the ringer, so he's views are more pessimistic in nature. Which I can sympathize with. Mills being the rookie detective that he is, was the optimistic, "I'll be the hero" kind of guy. So much so that Somerset called him out for being too Naive, and that he can't be like that. So getting back to the question at hand. During the chest shaving scene, I believe Mills was about to tell Somerset that his dark pessimistic view of the world around them makes sense. Mills wanted to say that Somerset was right, which he wasn't able to bring himself to do.

Answer: I've always wondered this question as well. I think he was gonna say something along the line of "you know I haven't talked to my wife all day And that's very weird." Especially since Somerset just said be prepared for anything while transporting Doe. Speculation at best though.

When Mills and Somerset enter the station building just before John Doe gives himself up the female desk sergeant tells Mills his wife had phoned this puts Mills' wife into the mind of the viewer. When Mills says to Somerset during the chest shaving scene 'if I keep coming home late my wifes gonna think something up' is placing Traci again in the mind of the viewer. Then Mills says 'You know?' prompts the question what has happened to Traci.

Answer: Since he stands for wrath in the plot, in the said scene he was probably going to acknowledge his short-tempered nature. He doesn't and therefore he looses a chance of confession. What say?

Could be right. He certainly has explosive episodes of anger throughout the film. He may, just for an instant believe himself to be wrath. I think he ignores the thought because he is always optimistic, caring and believes in good. Therefore, due to these virtues he cannot be wrath. Somerset, the calmer, more laid back character is the pessimist who sees evil everywhere. One would think he would be angry at the world. Maybe he was like Mills when he was younger.

Answer: I've also seen Seven hundreds of times. I've spent hours breaking down each and every scene inside my own head and I still have a hard time fathoming how insanely perfect the relationship Andrew Kevin Walker created between Mills and Somerset. Somerset's ability to pick up on the smallest comments Mills makes helps reinvigorate his passion for being a detective at a point in his career where he has all but given up hope for the world around him. Mills shows moments of vulnerability many times during the film but maybe not more so than the chest shaving scene. Personally I don't think his statement of "you know?" has any literal reference to anything physically happening in the story. I think he's merely gathering the courage to thank Somerset for his help, guidance and mentorship over the course of the past Seven days. I think he stops because he feels simply saying "thank you" will make him appear weak in front of a man he's no yet ready to open up to.

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