Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Continuity mistake: After R2-D2 opens the door to the landing platform during the escape from Cloud City, the droid exits through the door. Some shots later, he is back inside. (01:43:55)

Continuity mistake: There is a shot from inside the cockpit, just before Luke's snow speeder crashes. Look at the speeder's legs, the proportions are wrong. According to this shot the snow speeder must be tiny.

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Continuity mistake: During the duel in Cloud City, Darth Vader cuts three pillars with his light saber, just before cutting Luke's hand. The pillars aren't burning after that yet in the following shot, they are burned. (01:45:55)

Dr Wilson

Continuity mistake: When Luke is carrying Yoda on his back, as he says, "But tell me why I can't," his head is turned to his left, but in the previous and following shot, he is facing forward. (00:39:55)

Continuity mistake: Leia and Han become annoyed with C3PO's chattering, and Leia turns him off. However, if you watch him in the background, you can see his body move as he breathes.

Continuity mistake: During the lightsaber duel, Vader hooks Luke's lightsaber out of his hand. When Luke summons it back to his hand, it is not lying in the same place as it landed. This can be seen from the lines on the floor.

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Continuity mistake: Widescreen version: Darth Vader and Admiral Piett are talking on board the Star Destroyer at the end of the movie. In the first shot, a man is standing behind Piett. In the next shot of Vader and Piett, a different man is standing behind Piett. Then, in the third shot of Vader and Piett, the first man is back. The design of the wall and window also differs. (01:57:05)

Continuity mistake: When Vader is about to tell Luke that he is his father, as Luke says, "He told me enough," he is holding onto one of the thin poles next to him. In the next shot, his hand is positioned lower down and clutching the other pole. Also, his head is in a different position, seen from the markings on one of the other poles. The position of his head and hand changes in the next shot as well. (01:46:35)

Continuity mistake: When Luke and Vader are fighting in the carbon-freezing-chamber, Vader says, " You have learned much, young one." Their light sabres are held in different angles between this shot and the previous and following shot. (01:39:40)

Continuity mistake: When the officers on Hoth are discussing that the shield must be shut, Leia is standing in front of a spaceship. Immediately, she is several feet back leaning against the spaceship.

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Continuity mistake: Widescreen version: When Luke and Vader are fighting in the carbon-freezing chamber, as Vader says, "Only your hatred can destroy me.", the hose hanging from the ceiling behind Luke is pointed straight down, but in the previous shot, it was bent. This has nothing to do with camera angles - watch the smoke coming from it, it changes direction as well. (01:40:40)

Continuity mistake: When Vader addresses the bounty hunters, Piett says, "Bounty hunters-We don't need their scum.", and starts walking towards a corner. In the next shot, he is already at that corner. (01:03:20)

Continuity mistake: When Luke first meets Vader in Cloud City, in the shot from behind him after he walks up the stairs, his arms are positioned differently from the previous shot. (01:36:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Luke is hanging upside down in the monster's cave he uses the Force to get his lightsaber. In the shot from Luke's POV it's about 3/4 buried in snow, but in the reverse it's only about 1/4 buried.

Revealing mistake: When the Millenium Falcon fakes hitting the Star Destroyer, half of the sky is gray and the other half is black.

Dr Wilson

Other mistake: When the Falcon speeds away from Hoth just as Darth Vader steps out, watch carefully as the Falcon exits the hangar. You will notice that a very small spot of the Falcon is visible through the roof of the hangar as the Falcon exits and flies upwards.

Revealing mistake: Before Lando warns the people of Cloud City that the Empire has taken control of the city, Leia shoots a stormtrooper. The burn mark can be seen on the troopers armour before the laser beam hits him. (01:42:40)

Continuity mistake: When Luke uses the Force to lift a rock, there are different rocks in the wideshot and the close-up, and the distance between the rocks on the ground changes between the two shots. (01:05:45)

Other mistake: After Vader cuts through a pillar with his lightsaber in the beginning of the duel, the hole in the pillar is much bigger than it should be. (01:37:35)

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Trivia: When Billy Dee Williams (Lando) picked up his daughter from elementary school after the film's release, kids would run up to Williams and say "You betrayed Han Solo!"

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Chosen answer: He "searched his feelings" as Vader instructed; he reached out with the Force and felt the truth of the statement.

Phixius

Answer: The vision Luke sees in the cave on Dagobah is a clue to this. Luke is realizing he has a lot more in common with Darth Vader than the idealized father he'd always imagined. When Vader tells him he's his father, Luke doesn't want to believe it, but he simply can't deny that it feels much more true that his father would be someone passionate and reckless like himself rather than someone who exemplifies a noble Jedi, which feels like an obvious myth in hindsight.

TonyPH

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