Ever After

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Danielle is brushing the stepmother's hair and the stepmother pulls her to the ground to touch her face, Angelica Huston's hand keeps on moving from Danielle's face to her own face in every shot. (00:54:15)

Continuity mistake: When Marguerite threatens to toss 'Utopia' into the fireplace, she holds the book out to her left, where the fireplace and its roaring fire are located. When Danielle hands over the glass slippers, Marguerite moves her arm from her side and proceeds to forcefully throw the book down directly in front of her (between Marguerite and Danielle, who face each other). Odd though, how in the next close-up 'Utopia' is shown having been tossed straight into the fire to burn, as Danielle screams. (01:13:35)

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Continuity mistake: Before Auguste De Barbarac arrives home, from the upstairs window young Danielle is speaking to young Gustave, who is down below. The window/frame/hinge differ between exterior shots facing Danielle and the interior shots facing the courtyard. The wallpaper is an entirely different print as well, and the silver pitcher does its own vanishing act. (00:04:50)

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Continuity mistake: After Danielle's father says "I love you" to her, he dies and his head falls. Then when the shot changes to Danielle and the Baroness, you see his head fall again. (00:10:40)

Continuity mistake: When Danielle and Prince Henry are just about to fight with the gypsies in the woods, Danielle is clambering up a cliff, when you see her the sky is light blue as it is daytime, but in the next shot the sky is dark (night time) and then back to light blue again. (01:04:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Auguste falls off his horse, the ground leading to the gate is blanketed in long pronounced shadows of tree trunks, but when young Danielle runs to him the only shadows are of treetops (branches and leaves). (00:09:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Paulette is dressing young Danielle, before her father's arrival with the new stepmother, just before Louise says, "She must be lovely," she passes the window with items on the windowsill. When Daniel runs to that window the items change. (00:04:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Danielle is up in the tree, Henry and the Gypsy begin to fight. That Gypsy is wearing a greenish hood/shawl over his shoulders, which suddenly disappears and then reappears between shots.

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Continuity mistake: At the start of the tennis game, the black straps around Henry's right calf have fallen to his ankle, but are back up properly before he falls onto the spectators.

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Continuity mistake: When Auguste leaves the manor, as he says his goodbyes to Rodmilla and Danielle, Louise's arms keep changing position from being crossed, to being clasped, to being down and so on, between consecutive shots. (Visible on fullscreen DVD.)

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Continuity mistake: After Auguste tells young Danielle that he needs to leave again in a fortnight, the book's title 'Utopia' lies face up on the bed in the close-up, but face down in the previous and following shots. (Visible on fullscreen DVD.)

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Continuity mistake: When Auguste dies, the Baroness stands up to be consoled by Maurice, and Auguste's left leg is crossed over his right, but in the next overhead shot his legs are uncrossed. (00:11:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Danielle is behind the four-paneled privacy screen, as she tosses her dress over it, there is a painting which hangs on the wall, about a foot away from the window to her right. When Gustave tosses the 'courtier' gown to her, the painting is gone, though it should actually be visible if it were there. (00:22:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Gustave walks over to Danielle and continues to say, "Five days in the stocks," his arms are down at his sides, but next shot as Danielle playfully flicks his nose, his hands are snugly under his belt in front of him. (Only visible on fullscreen DVD.) (00:21:50)

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Continuity mistake: After Danielle leaves the ball, when Leonardo places Danielle's glass slipper on the stone ledge near Henry, its position changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Danielle is swimming and Leonardo da Vinci walks on water next to her, in the frame before his "looks like rain" line, you can obviously tell that Drew is on her back in the shallow water because she is floundering her arms so much. (00:44:20)

Continuity mistake: In the first scene, the king asks Henry "what's this about a servant". During this shot he takes a few steps forward. Then the scene cuts to Henry and we can see the King in the background, again taking some steps forward and saying something, yet nothing can be heard. (01:22:40)

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Continuity mistake: At the end when the court bows to Danielle, in the wide shot you can see Jacqueline curtsying. But when it cuts to the closeup of Marguerite who's standing next to her, you see Jacqueline drop down into her curtsy again. (01:52:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Auguste is lying on the ground after falling from the horse, Rodmilla turns him over onto his back. In the two shots facing up towards Rodmilla and Danielle, Auguste's right arm is lying across his chest with Danielle holding his right hand, but in shots facing down towards Auguste, his right arm is outstretched on the ground, up near his head. Additionally, in the same shots Danielle goes back and forth from leaning her left hand on the ground at her side, to having her left hand in front of her, on her father's chest. (00:10:20)

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Continuity mistake: At the tennis match, when the ladies stuff their handkerchiefs into Henry's vest, in the following shots some of the handkerchiefs disappear, reappear or change position. (00:48:40)

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Visible crew/equipment: Near the end, when Rodmilla and her daughters are requested to appear before King Francis, in the first shot facing the king and queen, there is a beige narrow mat in front of the large patterned rug, which is not in previous or following shots, specifically used for crew/camera tracking. (01:50:30)

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Prince Henry: I have been born to privilege, and with that comes specific obligations.
Leonardo da Vinci: Horseshit.

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Trivia: After Rodmilla and her daughters leave for the masque, during the next scene at the royal palace a large sculpture can be seen in the courtyard, especially in some closeups from different angles, such as when Gustave approaches Leonardo. This mythologically themed sculpture consists of a tailed figure riding upon one of two creatures holding their reins, with a ship behind them. This sculpture can be seen during the very first scene, albeit with a few changes. When Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm walk into the Grande Dame's chamber she is sitting up in an unusual type of bed. Note the bed's "headboard" and "footboard" are the ship hull (in the fullscreen version the bed's side is visible with its distinctive design), and we also see the creatures (minus their horns) with the rider's arm holding their reins at the foot of the bed. Something else to notice near the end, when Leonardo gifts the young couple the belated wedding present the room they're all in is not in the royal palace, they are in the manor, gathered in the dining room where Marguerite had burned Danielle's book Utopia.

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