Broadcast News

Broadcast News (1987)

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Corrected entry: When Tom and Jane are arguing at the airport before he leaves on vacation, he tells Jane the plane is boarding at Gate E2. The camera cuts to him walking toward the gates and you can see the sign with an arrow for Gates E1-4 pointing to the left, yet Tom turns right and we never see him correct his mistake. (01:57:15)

Correction: It is established numerous times in this film that Tom is not the sharpest tool in the shed. Just because we don't see him correct his mistake doesn't mean he doesn't do so eventually.

Plot hole: How could Jane not be aware that Tom had only used one camera for the date rape interview, recording his fake tears later? That's the way things are done on television news shows and as an experienced, hard-bitten television producer she could not possibly be unaware of that. The reporter always records his or her reaction shots (called 'noddies') after the interviewee has left. Shooting with two cameras would involve two crews, two lighting rigs, a vision switcher and so on and so on and a straightforward interview simply would not justify such a complex and expensive set up.

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