One Hour Photo

Trivia: The hotel where Will and Maya are staying is called "Edgerton," in reference of Harold Edgerton who was the inventor of the electronic flash.

Malaver

Trivia: The names of the SavMart employees announced over the in-store P.A. are all the names of famous photographers.

Trivia: In the scene where the boss tells off Sy for being rude to the technican, you can see the photos of the employees on the wall. As we see later, Sy's photo is the one in the second row at the very right. In this first scene his photo is tilted while all other photos are perfectly straight. In another scene later in the same room, a security man holds the photo in his hands and asks for a copy. Both scenes were shot together and the photo was improperly put back to the wall, which explains why it is tilted in the preceding scene although it was not supposed to be taken off the wall by then.

One Hour Photo mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Sy is following Nina and Jake after he put the picture of the husband cheating in with Jake's pictures, the cars pull over to the side of the road. If you watch when they pull over, you see that they pull over next to a down sloping hill that is nicely green with grass and a few sporadic trees. But when they show Sy's car in the rearview mirror, you see that they are now pulled next to a large up sloping hill that is covered in leaves, dirt, and a lot of trees. (00:53:40)

More mistakes in One Hour Photo

Sy Parrish: Most people don't take snapshots of the little things. The used Band-Aid, the guy at the gas station, the wasp on the Jell-O. But these are the things that make up the true picture of our lives. People don't take pictures of these things.

More quotes from One Hour Photo

Question: Does the photo at the end with Sy and the family actually happen or is this just Sy imagining what life could have been like with them?

Tallicame

Chosen answer: This is mentioned on the DVD commentary - it's deilberately open ended so one can interpret it as either it's Sy imagining what he wants to happen OR it's what really happened.

Neil Jones

As Neil Jones said, the ending is open for interpretation. However, I think there is reason to believe that Sy imagined the photo. It shows him and the family outside of their house, all looking happy together. Would they want to take such a photo with Sy after the incident at the hotel? And before the incident, they were probably not close enough with Sy that he would be in a photo taken at their home. Him and no other guests/visitors.

More questions & answers from One Hour Photo

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.