Troy

Audio problem: After the Trojans start to fire arrows at the ship, the second Myrmidon who falls overboard into the water, screams loudly as he falls, though his mouth is clenched shut. It is the type of yell that cannot be made with a closed mouth. (00:40:00)

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Audio problem: When Hector is giving his speech to the Trojans as they stand outside the gates in face of the oncoming Greeks, he gives his final line of the speech and there is a rousing cheer from the soldiers. However, none of the soldiers move in any way in the wide shot. (00:38:35)

Audio problem: When the Myrmidons arrive on Troy's shore, as the Trojans let loose fiery arrows Eudorus shouts to the men, "……Forward!", but his mouth clearly says something entirely different. (00:39:55)

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Audio problem: When Agamemnon and the Greeks are retreating, Odysseus shouts, "Back to the ships!" in a close-up while he rides with Agamemnon on his chariot, but his mouth is not in sync with the words; nor is Agamemnon's when he shouts the same in the previous wideshot (not his close-up). (01:21:55)

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Audio problem: While Troy burns, when the horse gallops down the corridor, as Briseis runs she shouts, "Paris!" and though her mouth continues to shout what looks like "Andromache!" no sound is heard. (02:23:20)

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Audio problem: After Achilles says, "No Greek will attack Troy for twelve days," Priam sees Briseis and his lips move but nothing is heard, then when we hear him say, "Briseis?" his mouth does not move. (02:10:20)

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Audio problem: Before the first battle between Trojans and Greeks, we see an overhead shot of the Greek warriors walking over the hill to Troy. We hear the sounds of their shouting, clanking armor, and the heavy rhythmic sounds of organised marching upon sand, but none of the warriors are walking in formation. (01:07:35)

Audio problem: As Troy is burning, Andromache finds Helen and Paris, and says, "We must go!" then Helen says, "Paris! Paris!" but their lips do not match those particular words. (02:23:05)

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Audio problem: When the Greeks are sacking Troy towards the end of the film, you can hear a soldier yell "Aquí" twice. Aquí is Spanish for here. Most of the movie was filmed in Mexico and used Mexicans as extras.

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Visible crew/equipment: As Achilles' ship nears the Trojan shores, Agamemnon snidely asks, "What's the fool doing? He's going to take the beach of Troy with fifty men?" At the start of the next shot, as the camera begins to pan down, on the far right, just beside a person's (who is dressed in blue) head is a metal bullhorn (ie. used to give instructions to cast/crew, and which definitely doesn't belong in this time period). (00:36:35)

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Hector: All my life I've lived by a code; and the code is simple: Honor the gods, love your woman, and defend your country. Troy is mother to us all. Fight for her!

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Trivia: Due to the political situation in Iraq, the location for scale shots was moved from Morocco to Mexico, an ideal alternate choice with its broad beach. However, the rushed decision presented some obstacles. Coastal Mexico is an endangered turtle habitat, so to be granted permission to set up the Greek encampment and build boats on the large stretch of beach, the film crew implemented their own turtle incubation nursery, releasing a multitude of turtles while on location in Mexico. They also did not have an accurate idea of the physical conditions of that particular beach - it was unstable and 100 feet of beach washed away overnight, leaving Greek ships teetering precariously on the edge of the bank with the missing sand.

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