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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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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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: When the film was first released, the title consisted only of seven hash marks.

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Question: What did Gweneth Paltrow do to deserve being killed? I know Brad Pitt was supposed to kill Kevin Spacey, but I've never understood how it fitted into the 'Seven Deadly sins' that were the basis for the other murders.

Answer: Doe claims to represent the sin of "Envy" when he killed Mills wife; he was envious of Mills' normal life, and killed Tracy after failing to "play husband" with her. After that Mills kills Doe by shooting him repeatedly, becoming the embodiment of "Wrath".

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Answer: The significance actually dates back to the Medieval Period. Taking the life of a man's wife and children was considered equivalent to taking his life. This makes Mills the wrath victim. By taking Doe's life, Mills turns him into the Envy victim.

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Answer: Traci was an innocent victim. She wasn't one of the sins, nor being "punished" for being a "sinner." She was actually just a mechanism to trigger (no pun intended) WRATH in Mills, thus completing "the Seven." Also, you could consider that her death - the shattering of Mills' life - acts as the "punishment" of the sin of Wrath. But that would be punishment before the actual sin, so idk if that makes sense, really. Just a thought.

Answer: When John Doe kills Tracy Mills, he triggers "wrath" in David Mills. Earlier in the film, Doe must have identified the wrath in Mills (short-fused temper) when Mills explodes at Doe for being an annoying, low-life photo journalist. Doe uses Mill's wife as a trigger/catalyst to bring out the wrath in Mills that he knows is just under the surface; the taking of the life of Mill's wife and child is also the equivalent of taking of Mill's own life metaphorically speaking because Mills has lost the two things that he had that made life worth living. Finally, when Doe tells Mills that he paid his wife, Tracy, a visit because he admired and ENVIED Mills and their normal life. At this point, Doe is the one whose sin is ENVY and when Mills kills Doe, Doe has used Mills to complete the 7 Deadly Sins murders. Both Mills and Doe become victims 6 and 7. Wife and child are murdered and represent murders committed out of ENVY. In turn, Mills kills Doe out of WRATH. Very ironic and crafty ending.

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