Beloved (1998)

8 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: At the carnival, the glass of lemonade goes from half drunk to full. (00:32:20)

Continuity mistake: When Paul D. arrives at Sethe's house for the first time they sit down on the porch. In all wide shots her two stiff braids are behind her shoulders, in all close-ups they are in front. (00:07:30)


Revealing mistake: After Beloved's ghost throws the dog against the wall its eyeball hangs out. In some shots the dog's real eye is visible too. (00:01:30)


Other mistake: When Howard and Buglar return home after years, it's winter and everything is covered with snow, but neither their nor Sethe's breath is cloudy. (01:54:35)


Factual error: When Beloved wakes up and starts talking to Denver for the first time there's a close-up of her face where her contact lenses are visible. (00:38:40)


Audio problem: Some time after Paul D. has settled down at Sethe's, she comes home and knocks on the door. Denver calls out "Who's there? Mama? Mama?", and the second time she calls "Mama?" her mouth isn't moving. (00:20:25)


Continuity mistake: When Paul D. returns to Sethe at the end of the movie she lies in her bed too weak to move, but between shots her head changes from leaning to the right to leaning to the left. (02:31:10)


Continuity mistake: There's a part in the movie where Sethe is talking to another character on the steps when he first arrives. Her hair moves back and forth over her shoulders in various shots.

Baby Suggs: And the beat, beat, of your heart... Love it. More than the lungs that need yet to breathe free air. More than the womb, which holds life. More than the private parts that give life. Love your heart. This... this is the prize. Amen. This the prize... Amen.

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