A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place (2018)

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Corrected entry: Although it has been 450 days, the wife has a calendar to track her pregnancy. Who printed that calendar if it has been more than a year since the demise of civilization?

Correction: You can buy multi-year calendars or calendars for future years easily in stores or online. Just did a quick search, and there are plenty of places where you can get calendars for 2020, 2021, 5-year calendars starting from now, etc. even though it's only 2018.

TedStixon

Corrected entry: In the opening scene in the pharmacy, the deaf daughter has long braids which disappear for all other scenes.

Correction: They jump to some time later. The hair has been cut.

Corrected entry: Though the film takes place over many months, the crops in the field near the house never seem to change appearance.

Correction: Actually, after 89 they skip to Day 472 and then, it's just 2 full days of action. So, I don't think farm appearance is a mistake here.

The corn wouldn't still be green after more than a year in the field. And they couldn't have planted earlier that same year, as the noise would have attracted the aliens.

Corrected entry: How could the deaf daughter have the rocket that caused her brother's death? He had it in his hand when the alien attacked. It is somehow in perfect condition in her drawer.

Correction: The brother could have dropped it as soon as he was attacked by the alien and she went back and picked it up as something to remember him by.

wizard_of_gore

Corrected entry: The parents set up fireworks as a noise distraction but this has to be triggered remotely, away from the house. Surely there are other ways that noise traps can be set which can be triggered easily from the house. Or from a remote control. They have plenty of electricity.

Correction: You also have to take into account the construction of such other traps. Any amount of welding, wiring, and contraption construction would be excessively difficult to do silently. Use a hammer, the creatures come. Turn on a welder, the creatures come. Test your electronics to make sure they work, the creatures come. The way the set it up with those fire works, where as not exactly easy or super practical, is probably one of the only ways they could even set up such a sound distraction system without triggering the creatures to hear them setting it up and come to them then.

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Corrected entry: When the power to the Abbotts' home goes out, the hundreds of colored lights and all of the cameras and monitors in the basement continue to work normally. This would have required either a really large generator (which would have made noise) or an incredible number of backup batteries, which weren't available to them.

Correction: The movie takes place in 2021, and it may be assumed the the house is running on solar batteries.

Corrected entry: Giving a newborn oxygen would be a big, possibly deadly mistake. (00:55:45)

Dhoae

Correction: Not really a movie mistake. You could argue both that the father did not know this and that he didn't think there was any other choice.

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Corrected entry: How did the Death Angel reach the basement while it got flooded? It seems to have magically appeared, and never took the staircase.

Correction: We never see how it gets in, but it seems to just sort-of be poking and looking around when Everylyn wakes up, so in all probability it just found the opening above and crawled down inside to check the room out. Just because we don't see how it got down doesn't make it a plot-hole.

TedStixon

Corrected entry: If the aliens are sensitive to sound, and a simple high pitch sound can distract and hurt their hearing, the army could have figured this out long ago and defeated them with ease.

Correction: Apparently, it was a specific frequency that they were sensitive to, which was discovered by the dad while he was attempting to make a working hearing aid for his daughter.

wizard_of_gore

Corrected entry: The opening grocery store scene shows father, son, and wife leaving after the father tells the son no to the toy. Less than a minute later the boy is back in the grocery store when the sister gives him the toy and tells him to shush.

Correction: It is the older brother that leaves the store with the father. If you have trouble telling them apart, check the color and pattern of their hats.

Factual error: Emily Blunt takes her blood pressure manually, pumping up a cuff but not listening to her pulse with a stethoscope to get the reading. Not possible without a new style automatic BP machine which would have made noise.

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Suggested correction: This is simply not true. The style of BP monitor that she uses is the way all BP monitors used to work.

The way you use a manual BP cuff is by listening to your pulse with a stethoscope while you pressurize the cuff. Your top number is the pressure you hear your pulse stop, and the bottom number is the pressure where you hear it pick up again.

Suggested correction: It is possible to read the pressure by such a machine as shown in the movie after some practice. The needle or the indicating hand slightly skips when it reaches the read pressure range.

That's inaccurate. The pressure at which the gauge jumps is often different than the pressure at which the first Korsakoff sound is heard.

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Evelyn: Who are we if we can't protect them? We have to protect them.

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Trivia: At one point early in production, the film was going to be slightly retooled in order to make it the third entry in the "Cloverfield" franchise, following "Cloverfield" and "10 Cloverfield Lane." Eventually, this idea was dropped, and the movie was left as a stand-alone film.

TedStixon

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Question: The father seems to be a very scientific guy. But why hasn't he built some "sound-grenades" which they always carry around and throwing them away to distract the dangerous aliens when they are near? (for example loud toys, egg timers, etc.).

Goekhan

Answer: Possibly because it would be too dangerous. Most times an object like that could not be thrown far enough away to allow the family to escape, particularly in a panicked situation. A creature might be momentarily distracted, but would quickly zero in on them as very frightened children would probably be yelling, screaming, and crying.

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