The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Continuity mistake: When Buster approaches the table, we see the glass is about 1/3 full. Next shot it's 2/3 full. Then it's picked up by the chap with the goatee, But it reappears on the table at "weapon." Next, at the wide shot, it's empty, (as are all the glasses, also the other glasses were full, now they are empty).


Continuity mistake: In the saloon scene, Buster sits at the table, then later stands up. He is right next to the table. Then we see a wider side shot, where he and his chair have teleported away from the table. He does his kicks then he is back close by the table again.


Factual error: When Buster joins the card game in the saloon, he looks at the hand of the player that had just left. Given the circumstances in the saloon, the cards cannot be spot clean and white as fresh snow. Also, they seem to be plastic cards, which did not exist yet back then.

Alice Longabaugh: He had fixed political beliefs. All of his beliefs were quite fixed. He would upbraid me for being wishy-washy. I never had his certainties. I suppose it is a defect.
Billy Knapp: I don't think it's a defect at all. Oh no. Uncertainty. That is appropriate for matters of this world. Only regarding the next are vouchsafed certainty.
Alice Longabaugh: Yes.
Billy Knapp: I believe certainty regarding that which we can see and touch, it is seldom justified, if ever. Down the ages, from our remote past, what certainties survive? And yet we hurry to fashion new ones. Wanting their comfort. Certainty... is the easy path. Just as you said.

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Trivia: This movie represents several firsts for the Coen Brothers. Including this being the first Coen Brothers' film to be shot digitally instead of on film, and their first movie to be made primarily for the streaming market instead of theaters. It is also their longest film, coming in at 132 minutes.


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