A View to a Kill

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Stacy leave the mine shack, him in a company jacket and her in overalls, you can see she is wearing red heels which Bond comments "it is the union" to a worker. Later when May Day rips the overalls off Stacy she is wearing white shoes to match her dress. (01:37:20)

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Suggested correction: Bond never says that to a worker. What he says is "It's Women's Lib. They're taking over the teamsters." When he does she still has white/silver shoes on.

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Continuity mistake: When the Rolls sinks its back end is pointing upwards; the front end going down in a steep angle. But when Bond is getting out of it and gets air from the tires it is upside down. And the surface is not far away. It is impossible that it could have turned over. (00:51:10)

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Suggested correction: Actually it's entirely possible. The very last seconds where the back bumper is visible the car is completely vertical. Similar to the stern of the Titanic. As the cur goes under it could easily just drift backwards and end up on its roof.

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Continuity mistake: During the chase between Bond and May Day on the Eiffel Tower, May Day turns around and whips a fishing line at Bond which sends him sprawling over the rail. When he is suspended upside down halfway over the railing you can see his legs are wide apart, but when he regains his balance and starts to unwind the line, his legs are now bound together. (00:17:30)

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Continuity mistake: When May Day is trying to calm Zorrin's horse at the racetrack, her red scarf is completely covering her hair. Camera changes to show a full face shot and it's no longer completely covering her hair. (00:14:50)

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Continuity mistake: When May Day is trying to separate Bond and the blonde woman at the reception, May Day has her hands up by her face in one shot and lowered in the next. (00:33:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond drives the taxi over the bus, there are vehicles either side of the road where he lands. As the camera changes however these vehicles are gone. (00:19:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond commandeers the taxi, the driver has a paper in one hand that magically moves to the dashboard in the next shot. (00:18:50)

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Continuity mistake: When one of Zorin's thugs pulls the shotgun out of Bond's hand at Stacey's mansion, you can see that Stacey is standing directly behind Bond on the staircase, but in the next shot she has now moved a few steps further up. (01:13:20)

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Stacey are in Mr Howe's office at San Francisco City Hall after being captured by Zorin and May Day, Mr Howe asks Zorin what Bond and Stacey have done and May Day is holding Bond's gun in her right hand and has left hand in her coat pocket. When we see a close-up of Zorin and May Day in the next shot, May Day's left hand is now under her right wrist. (01:23:20)

Continuity mistake: During the chase sequence in San Francisco, Bond is holding onto the ladder on the fire truck and he tells Stacey to turn. After a quick cut to Stacey, we return to the chase scene and you can see Bond is on the ladder facing backwards. When we cut to Bond in the next shot, he is now facing forwards. (01:32:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Zorin is explaining his plan to the men aboard the blimp he makes the model of Silicon Valley rise from a hidden compartment and dramatically gestures his arms upwards with his hands spread wide apart. While the model is still rising, the handkerchief changes to his right hand then back to the left. (00:54:30)

Continuity mistake: During the ski chase Bond's footwear changes from ski boots to ankle boots or grey trainers, this was done so Bond could run in the snow. (00:02:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Stacey hits the thug over the head with the vase during the attack on her mansion, she puts her left hand to her mouth and you can see she is holding the lid sideways, but when we see Stacey in the next shot, the lid is now pointing straight up. (01:13:40)

Continuity mistake: Before Zorin says "This will hurt him more than me", the shot of the blimp is not the Zorin blimp, but the Fuji film blimp (the Fuji blimp has a green nose, whereas the Zorin blimp has a white nose with a red stripe). (01:56:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond puts the bearded guard on the conveyor belt in the warehouse, you can see there is nothing around him, but after a quick cut to Sir Godfrey, we return to the guard and he is now between two crates. (00:38:50)

Continuity mistake: When Bond and Stacey enter the elevator at San Francisco City Hall, May Day says "Get back!" and you can see she is holding her gun with both hands. But when she puts down the gun in the next shot, she is now holding it with only one hand. (01:24:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond is hanging on the mooring rope of Zorin's airship, we see a wide shot of the city and you can see that the top of the Golden Gate Bridge is covered in fog. But when the airship approaches the bridge seconds later, almost all of the fog has disappeared. (01:55:00)

Continuity mistake: When Bond flies off the snowmobile after the explosion, there is a white mask like fabric over his face. In the closeup, it's gone. (00:03:05)

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Continuity mistake: During the steeplechase sequence, Bond and Inferno clear the water jump, but when Bond looks over his shoulder, we return to the fence and you can see he is clearing the water again. (00:47:50)

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Continuity mistake: After Scarpine has knocked out Bond and pushes him into the back of the Rolls Royce, the position of Sir Godfrey's head on the headrest changes between shots. (00:50:00)

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Revealing mistake: After Pola Ivanova sneaks out of the baths, she climbs into the car with General Gogol, who can be seen to be a double and not Walter Gotell. (01:07:20)

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Trivia: The voice heard over the loudspeaker at San Francisco City Hall is that of the producer, Michael G. Wilson.

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Question: This is a two part question. When Zorin is flying over the mine in his zeppelin, he sees Mayday coming out of the mine with the bomb, and looks really shocked when it blows up, killing her in the process. But a few scenes before, he was quite happy to just leave her to drown in the flooding mine, so did he really love her and was just shocked that she had killed herself or was it shock because she removed the bomb from the mine and ruined his plan? I'm asking since Mayday tells Bond that Zorin told her he loved her (when they're both trying to escape from drowning in the flooding mine), so was Zorin lying to her or did he actually love her?

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Chosen answer: Zorin is a psychopath. He may have meant it when he told May Day he loved her, or he may have just been telling her what she wanted to hear. Either way, when he thinks she'll drown in the mine as well, he doesn't consider it worth scrapping the plan just to save her. Once she escapes and has the bomb, he looks shocked partially because she wasn't killed but mostly because she's chosen to sacrifice herself to thwart his plans, something that a self-interested psychotic personality can't comprehend.

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