Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Mr. Potts is going to take the children for the first ride in the car, he tells Jeremy to get the picnic basket. Jeremy hurriedly rushes out of the shot and then back to the car with it within a few seconds, but he would not have had a chance to fill it with food.

Correction: How do you know the picnic basket wasn't already packed? After all, it was in his workshop where Jeremy couldn't pack food anyway since there is none.

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, when they fly off into the sunset, they forget to put the wings out.

Correction: I believe that this was done on purpose symbolizing that the car is magical.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Truly finds the children in the tower, the cannon that Mr Potts and the toymaker use to smash down the door was a chest in the shot immediately before they appeared.

Correction: The chest was at the end of a corridor to the side of the door. The cannon was at the end of a corridor opposite the door which was smashed down. The cannon was always there.

Corrected entry: At the end of the Toot Sweet number when the dogs are rushing into the factory, there is a shot of the dogs running down the stairs and then the scene is cut to a shot of the entire factory to show dogs running along the catwalk. In the upper right corner of this shot a dog can be seen falling from the catwalk and immediately 2 of the factory workers turn and rush to check on the animal.

Correction: This was not in the script and the dog died a week later unfortunately. Back in those day I guess the safety of the animals was not that important.

Correction: This is not a mistake. Maybe it wasn't planned in the script, but within the film itself why shouldn't the workers show concern if an animal gets hurt?

Corrected entry: The name of the book and the film come from the time when it was written-British soldiers in France were given permission to go and see the Parisian prostitutes by means of a piece of paper or a "chitty" from their superiors- i.e. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Correction: Unless I see a credible source for this, I'm inclined to dismiss this one as an urban legend. For one thing, a title relating to events from the time the movie was WRITTEN would make little sense for a story set in a completely different time period (post-WWII vs. circa 1910). A Google and Wikipedia search provided nothing to support this allegation.

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Chitty is taking off from the castle, Caracticus looks down at the toymaker and Peter and says, "Bye bye". If you look closely, right in front of them, a boy runs across holding a stick he stole from one of the cavalrymen. He is waving it around and you can tell it's fake because it flops around like rubber. (02:16:50)

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Trivia: Julie Andrews was the actress chosen to play the part of Truly Scrumptious. However, as revealed in "Julie Andrews: An Intimate Biography", Ms. Andrews had grown tired of being typecast in playing the same type of roles in Sound of Music and Mary Poppins. She turned down the part.

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Question: Why doesn't the Baron like the Baroness and keeps trying to get rid of her? I mean, if it wasn't for her and the law, he wouldn't get all the toys the Toy Maker makes, so why does he not like her?

Answer: He feels like she ruins all of his fun. He is kind of like a child and she is like his mother figure more than a husband and wife.

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