Bedknobs And Broomsticks

Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971)

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Revealing mistake: After Lansbury makes her clothes start to move, her nightgown attacks someone and you can notice the strings that make the gown move.

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Plot hole: When Miss Price, Professor Browne and the children return from their magical journey to the island of Naboombu and realize they no longer have the Star of Astroroth pendant, Miss Price says, "I should have known it would be quite impossible to take an object from one world into another." Yet, they had no problem taking themselves, the bed, blankets and pillows from one world into another.

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Audio problem: When Professor Brown and Miss Price are eating, he asks, "Why are you so interested in that?" His mouth doesn't move in sync with the words.

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Character mistake: The closing shot of a newspaper article shows the word "rumor", film is set in England where it's spelled "rumour".

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Deliberate mistake: During Lansbury and Dr. Brown's dance scene under the water, the drawings behind them (with couples of fishes sitting on their seats) are a still drawing, no animation at all.

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Continuity mistake: One of Mr. Browne's apples falls on the gravy when he is juggling, splashing his face and shirt. Later his shirt is spotless.

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Continuity mistake: At the library, Mr. Brown swaps from leaning on the center of a shelf, by the right of a column, to leaning on the center of the column.

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Revealing mistake: When Ms Price plummets on her broom, a wire attached to her waist is visible.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Ms Price tries to fly on her broom and she is launched upwards and wipes-out on the floor, she is replaced by a very obvious and much younger stunt.

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Continuity mistake: When Lansbury and Dr. Brown finish dancing, there's a wide shot of Lansbury giving a very small step forward to finish the dance. A second later, in a closer shot of her face, she moves as if she was repeating that very same movement.

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Audio problem: During the Germans' attack, Price is on her broom and tells Brown to protect the kids. Bullet traces fly next to her, but no sound is heard. Then it cuts to a shot of the Germans loading and firing, and now the bangs are head.

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Continuity mistake: At the lagoon, after Price and Brown win the cup and the hook falls, Paul is suddenly replaced with a completely different kid, older and much taller.

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Continuity mistake: The green skirt that comes alive smacks Ms. Price's nape and sends her glasses to the tip of her nose. In the following angle they are perfectly placed.

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Continuity mistake: When the lion king blows the soccer ball into the goal, the ball disappears in the following wide angle.

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Revealing mistake: When the white gown enters Ms. Price's house, before it starts dancing with Prof. Brown, a string holding it is visible.

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Visible crew/equipment: At the end of the film, taking place in a sunny field, Paul holds the bedknob and in both of the final shots about 3 or 4 lighting screens are reflected.

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Continuity mistake: When the soccer match ends, the lion king rests on the goal and you can see the damages done. In the immediate wide angle, the goalie has totally different damages.

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Revealing mistake: When Ms. Price starts to make the shoes move, the strings attached are visible.

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Continuity mistake: Before Ms. Price makes the army move, she grabs her broom and the position and shape of the handkerchief on her blouse differs between the first and the angle following.

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Revealing mistake: The first view of Portobello Road is a painting because the smoke from the chimneys is motionless.

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Continuity mistake: The position of Paul's fingers, specially his thumb, when holding the bedknob in the last shot, differs totally from one frame to another.

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Continuity mistake: Before Ms. Price arrives in town, during the scene where the old soldiers arrive singing, the light keeps changing from semi dark to really sunny in less than 20 seconds.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the rabbit jumps on Ms. Price's lap, she tells him to jump off. Watch the close-up and a stunt's red hand appears from where her belly is supposed to be and pushes the animal away.

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Continuity mistake: When Paul says that the magic word are written on his book (Trecorum, etc.), Ms. Price extends her arm and points her finger at an illustration. in the close-up her hand is away from the book and repeats the previous movement.

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Continuity mistake: The white gown attacks the priest and covers him completely. In the following angle it's just covering a small part of him.

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Revealing mistake: When Ms. Price is trying to fly on her broom, a wire holding it is visible.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Ms. Price is riding her broom in the beginning, you can sometimes see that she is not riding a broomstick but instead a saddle-like mechanical object.

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Continuity mistake: Before the bed lands in the house, after visiting Portobello, the cat's tail is straight, a shot later it's curled around his body.

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Continuity mistake: When Ms. Price and the kids are imprisoned, Paul is trying to sneak in between the iron bars, with his head semi-squashed. A frame later, in a new angle, his body and head have been noticeably moved away to let the poor kid's blood flow.

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Continuity mistake: A hat falls on Paul and its two blue laces get positioned disorderly. In the following angle they are perfectly aligned.

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Continuity mistake: When everyone's trying to recall the words on the medal, there's a shot of Paul reading his book. Depending on the angle, he holds it close to his face or at waist level.

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Continuity mistake: After trying to fly on her broom, Ms Price face plants on the floor, but a frame later, from a different angle, she is laying sideways.

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Continuity mistake: When Captain Grian greets the old officer, the position of his arm changes between the front and back shot, you can tell by the absence of wrinkles on his sleeve.

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Continuity mistake: The troop of old soldiers following the general before Ms. Price arrives, disappears in a time span of 3 seconds without making any noise.

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Continuity mistake: When the soccer match ends, Prof. Brown comes crawling, the amount of weeds and their position on his head differ between the first and second angle in less than half a second.

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Continuity mistake: When the Germans are in Ms. Price's house, the German officer quickly hands a paper to a soldier who comes running. Watch how the soldier, in his hurry, misses by far and grabs the officer's arm at elbow level. In the close-up he corrects the position and is now grabbing the paper.

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Continuity mistake: During the soccer match, the second time Prof. Brown is run over, the amount of mud on his leg decreases in less than half a second.

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Continuity mistake: While waiting for Ms. Price to arrive, Carrie's fringe haircut differs totally between the wide and close-shots.

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Continuity mistake: After the opening credits, the long shadow that crosses the road disappears in the close-up.

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Continuity mistake: When Ms. Price first appears on screen the road suddenly becomes soaked in water.

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Revealing mistake: When the ghost army starts to move, the wires holding the drum sticks are visible.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the film, Paul holds the bedknob and its colour changes from black to golden in less than half a second.

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Continuity mistake: When Prof. Brown climbs on the bed for the first time, the position of his left hand differs between angles.

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Continuity mistake: During the soccer match, the first time Prof. Brown is ran over, the number of footprints on his shorts differs between the first shot and the one following the vultures with the stretcher.

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Audio problem: The Lion King pats the hyena's butt and sends the animal flying away and cracking up. For brief seconds and a couple of times the hyena is serious and with the mouth closed but the laugh persists.

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Continuity mistake: When the old bookseller is telling the story of Astoroth, the position of Ms Price and Mr Brown's hands on the broken book differs between the wide shot and the close-ups.

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Revealing mistake: At Naboomboo, when the bear grabs Mr Brown and takes him to the cartoon beach, Mr Brown casts no shadow on the sand.

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Revealing mistake: When the cartoon lion introduces Mr. Brown as the referee, he starts playing with the football and suddenly the ball and his hand become transparent.

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Revealing mistake: Toward the end of the movie Miss Price has done the 5 word spell to animate the objects. When the sword "knocks on the Miss Price's door", the strings are visible on the front of the sword.

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