Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice (1988)

18 corrected entries

Corrected entry: The opening credits are supposed to be the camera panning over Adam's model of the town, but if you look carefully you can tell that the majority of the footage is of an actual town and the only real shot of the model is shortly before we see the replica of Adam and Barbara's house. After production designer Bo Welch's name appears on screen, you can see a dissolve edit and the trees suddenly look artificial and the street is suddenly missing the yellow lane divider, with the integrity of the asphalt being noticeably different.

Serious B

Correction: That is not what it's supposed to be. It was suppose to be exactly what it is, a transition from a shot of the real town to the model so that its established the model of the town is in fact a real town and also that there is a model of the town. It's a cinematic way of telling a story without a wordy exposition.

Bishop73

Corrected entry: This is in the scene right after Adam and Barbara see Juno and turn into "monsters" and they go back to the attic to scare the family and then they run into Lydia. After Lydia is scared, Barbara turns to normal again and is talking to Lydia. While this is happening, Adam is trying to turn back to normal. He walks in front of Lydia and Barbara, and turns around and he has a very large nose. As he walks by them right before he has the large nose, If you look closely at the shadows near where Lydia and Barbara stand, you can see the shadow of Adam putting on the fake rubber nose.

Correction: You see Adam's shadow as he tries in vain to get his nose back to normal. Not Alec Baldwin's shadow putting on the prosthetic. That would have been done before they even began shooting the scene.

Phixius

Corrected entry: The couple dies after falling from the bridge and falling into the water. When they go through the chalk door, they see people who have died. All the others show how they died: the woman who was cut in half, the burned guy, the run-over guy. So wouldn't Adam and Barbara be blue because they drowned?

curiouskid

Correction: Not really. The others, despite bearing their physical injuries, didn't display any odd skin coloring (like redness or anything). And we dont know how the afterlife works.

Gavin Jackson

Corrected entry: When the Maitlands' car crashes, there are no side or back windows (so that the car would sink faster).

moviedude345

Correction: Or perhaps they had all the windows down on that lovely warm day?

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: When Alec is forced to show how he would scare the Deitzes, he proceeds to make a "face". Look very carefully - after he pops out his eyes, and then close his hands together and the hands go off screen, it is immediately replaced by two hands with eye on each finger. The hands are *NOT* Alec's, but an offscreen cast member or prop guy.

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Scott Steinbrink

Correction: Please clarify this submission; they look like Alec's hands. What specifically is different between the two shots?

BocaDavie

Corrected entry: When Lydia takes pictures of the ghosts, she's using a Polaroid camera. When she shows Delia the photos (and the photos that are seen later on) they aren't Polaroids at all, they are big pictures.

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Correction: It is entirely possible to create larger copies of Polaroids. It is apparent that Lydia is knowledgable about photography (and dark room development), and therefore probably reproduced a larger copy.

Corrected entry: There is never any point in the movie in which Adam or Barbara learn the correct pronunciation of "Betelgeuse". They simply begin to say it correctly, as if it were obvious, after first pronouncing it completely wrong. The only person to learn the correct way to say it was Lydia, and she never shares this information before Adam and Barbara learn how to say it.

Correction: Betelgeuse is the name of a red giant star near the constellation of Orion and it is pronounced Beetle Juice. Many, many people know that name. The name was printed on his little signs in the model of the town. Their death "social services" worker stops them from fully pronouncing his name. Betelgeuse tells Lydia that he cannot tell her his name, but she has to guess it through charades.

Rlvlk

Corrected entry: When Otho and Delia walk through the bathroom of the house with the spray paint cans, you can see the top of the bathroom all cut off to reveal the top of the studio behind it.

Correction: I used the DVD and I rewatched this scene again and again, but never found this.

Hamster

Corrected entry: All the dead are still in the condition they were when they died, e.g. The scuba diver and the shark, the burned man, the 'run-over' man, etc. The Maitlands drown and, when first seen, are dripping wet, yet they are dry in the next scene and remain dry throughout the movie.

Correction: Since the burned guy isn't smoking, the scuba diver is dry, and no one with a gaping wound is still bleeding, it's reasonable that the Maitlands' clothes would have dried. Their actual bodies are still in the condition in they were in when they died.

Corrected entry: When Barbara and Adam go into the model to first meet Beetlejuice, his grave is dug up right under the tree. This is a stretch, but when they exit the model and they show Adam fixing the tree that Beetlejuice knocked down, the grave below the tree is undisturbed.

Correction: Just because we only see Adam stand the tree up doesn't mean he didn't have time to brush the cardboard bits off the table and push the "grass" back in place. When we see Adam and Barbara again, they are in the middle of a conversation, so he could have had time.

Corrected entry: When Barbara is running down the stairs in the house, you hear her footsteps on the stairs. But if she is a ghost, how can you hear her footsteps?

Correction: It's only said you cannot see ghosts in the movie. It doesn't say anything about hearing them. Like when Barbara and Adam were going "OOOOOO" to try to scare the mom, she heard them - she just thought it was her television so she turned it off.

Corrected entry: Why does it take Barbara so long to spit out "Beetlejuice" near the end where Lydia is about to get married? She could have said it 3 times faster and had it over with before he could do anything to stop her.

Correction: This is purely to cause tension. It's not exactly the first film it's been used in, how many films have you seen where everything is delayed so that the hero gets in just in time?

Corrected entry: In the scene where Otho and Mr. Deitz are lifting the model to take it out of the attic, they are both on one side and they lift it up. How is this possible if nobody is on the other side to lift up the other end?

Correction: When Ortho and Mr. Deitz walk into the attic to carry out the model, two other men walk in behind them and they both go to the other side of the model to assist in lifting it.

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the film when your first see Lydia, she has a really short fringe. As the film goes on, especially at the end when shes in the red wedding dress, you see that her fringe has grown several inches.

Correction: That's because several months passed while the Maitlands were in the waiting room. Notice how the house, being renovated when they leave, is now completely finished.

Corrected entry: As ghosts, Adam and Barbara cannot be seen by the people they're trying to scare out of the house. Yet, at Juno's office, they propose making scary faces, and she approves. How would this help?

Correction: It didn't help earlier because they did not know and did not beleive that there were ghosts in the house, but now that they DO beleive that the ghosts are there, they actually can see them. Also, Otho got a hold of the handbook, which is enough proof of the existence of the ghosts to enable them to see the ghosts.

furious1116

Corrected entry: When Lydia is writing her suicide note, she crumples up her first attempt. Then she says one sentence, but when the camera shows her paper, it is filled halfway up with writing.

Correction: The full note (as seen on the screen) reads: "I am utterly alone. I can no longer stand being used as a tool between two deceitful world's. By the time you read this, I will be gone having plummeted off the Winter River Bridge." By the time she gets to "by the time you read this...." she's almost sobbing.

Michael Westpy

Corrected entry: When Adam draws the chalk door, a green light is emitted when the door opens. Lydia notices the green light coming from under the attic door, though this is impossible since the light cannot travel around the corner.

Ral0618

Correction: If the entire room was filled with the green light then it would be seen inside the door.

troy fox

Corrected entry: In the dinner party scene, Lydia appears to be sitting at the table with the others, because she makes the comment about having seen the ghosts, but when the ghosts take over and make everyone dance to "Day-Oh", she is nowhere to be seen.

Correction: The reason why Lydia isn't seen is because she walks away from the table just before everyone else breaks into the Day-Oh number, but it is somewhat hard to notice her walk away.

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