Dr. No

Continuity mistake: After Bond gets picked up from the airport, evades a car, then fights with the driver, at one point he pulls back his right arm, but then the angle changes, and he hits him with his left one. (00:20:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond kills a patrolman on the island, his shirt is dry around his shoulders right after rising out of the water. (01:08:40)

Matty W
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Continuity mistake: The hearse that was involved in Strangways death and later chases Bond is a 1937 or 1938 Lasalle,with the pod style headlights mounted on stalks on either side of the radiator. The car that drives off the cliff and explodes is a later model car, with the headlights mounted flush into the fenders.It is very easy to spot while the burning car is rolling down the side of the cliff. (00:48:50)

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Continuity mistake: Bond sits down by a table, puts some cards down, and pulls his gun out. He's wearing a tie, but when we see a closeup of him screwing on the silencer, his tie disappears. (00:54:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond gets directions to Miss Taro's house, her instructions to Bond conclude with "Follow the road up the hill, down the other side, and two miles further on, on the left Magenta Drive, 2391," but when Bond is in her house later on, while calling for a taxi, the house number changes and he gives it as "2171 Magenta Drive". Miss Taro even nods to confirm it. (00:47:30 - 00:51:20)

Paul Bessant
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Continuity mistake: During the car chase on the way to Miss Taro's house, we can see the same shot of the cars at the turn three times. (00:48:15)

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Continuity mistake: A car chase early on has a cutaway to the speedometer of the villain pursuing Bond, of a dashboard totally and obviously different to the actual one on the car. [The director knew it, but they were low budget and had no choice]. (00:18:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond enters the office of Universal Imports he throws his hat on the hat rack. After his meeting with M, he retrieves his hat from the hat rack, but it has moved to a different hook. (00:09:25 - 00:14:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Quarrel gets cut by the broken flash bulb, he has a lot of blood on his face and the rag. The next scene he's fine with no blood. (00:32:45)

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Continuity mistake: Near the end when Dr No attacks Bond up on the gantry we see two shots of the radioactivity meter where the red indicator is very close to maximum. The third time we see it just as they tumble off the gantry, it has moved much closer to the danger level.

tw_stuart
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Continuity mistake: During the evening meeting in the bar we can see the band and a singer, but movement of his lips (despite that they were trying to hide them behind a big microphone) don't match what is sung. (00:30:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Bond goes to Miss Taro's house, as he enters, one of the blinds is turned on the door, but they were all straight before. (00:49:50)

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Continuity mistake: The dashboard of the driver's car that picked Bond up in Jamaica keeps changing colour and brand, from a red 1957 Chevrolet dash to a black 1957 Ford dash. (00:18:25)

turkman143
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Continuity mistake: When the spider crawls up Bond's arm, and we see the spider in close-up, they are using a stand-in with much more muscular arms than Sean Connery.

Jacob La Cour
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Continuity mistake: When Bond is firing at the armoured car, trying to shoot the lights out, he begins with an FN Browning Model 1910 but then all of a sudden, it turns into a Colt M1911, a pistol about twice the Browning's size. (01:13:05)

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Continuity mistake: At one point Honey is not wearing a bikini top under her wet shirt when they are wading along the creek; the impression of her nipple is briefly visible through the wet fabric. When they are captured she is wearing the bikini top again.

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Continuity mistake: When the freelance photographer is sitting down with Bond, the strap is around her neck, after the cut to a close up of her, the strap is gone. Then they show Bond take the strap off her neck. (00:31:35)

Matty W
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Continuity mistake: When Bond is confronting Professor Dent one of his socks varies in height from clip to clip. (00:55:35)

Continuity mistake: As Bond's driver cuts a hard right turn, the tracks from previous takes are on the road. As the pursuing car draws up to that spot, the dust has quickly settled, and the tracks are suddenly gone.

Movie Nut
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Continuity mistake: When Mary, Strangway's P.A. is shot, her blood is on a differently patterned carpet than when Bond later on analyses the house.

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Continuity mistake: After Bond gets picked up from the airport, evades a car, then fights with the driver, at one point he pulls back his right arm, but then the angle changes, and he hits him with his left one. (00:20:20)

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James Bond: Good evening, sir.
M: It happens to be 3 a.m. When do you sleep, 007?
James Bond: Never on the firm's time, sir.

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Trivia: Sean Connery started going bald when he was 21. In 'Dr. No' (he was 32 then) and any subsequent movies in which he has hair, he was actually wearing a hair-piece.

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Suggested correction: Contrary to popular belief, Sir Sean Connery was not wearing a hairpiece in his first two outings as James Bond. Although he was already balding by the time Dr. No was in production, he still had a decent amount of hair and the filmmakers used varying techniques to make the most of what was left. By the time of Goldfinger (1964), Connery's hair was too thin and so various toupees were used for his last Bond outings.

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Question: This encompasses all the Bond films: which Bond movie is it that, in Q's lab, Q replies to some sarcastic comment of 007's: "It [the gadget] has not been perfected after years of careful research for quite that purpose, 007"?

Answer: In Goldfinger, Q says "It has not been perfected, out of years of patient research, ENTIRELY for that purpose, 007. And incidentally, we'd appreciate its return, along with all your other equipment, INTACT for once, when you return from the field."

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