Corrected entry: When Lucius crosses into Covington woods and he stops to look at the red berries, he hears a noise and turns to his right to see what we're led to believe is "those we don't speak of". As the camera pans to the left, look closely at the bottom left of the screen, and you will see that the being that snapped the twig and ran away was wearing brown garments. It couldn't have been "Those we don't speak of" because they wear only red garments.Tommy C.
Corrected entry: When the Elders were in the "sick house" just before Ivy returned, the villagers start streaming from right to left to meet her. The young man who told the Elders what had happened to Ivy was also going from right to left. Ivy came to the building from the left. How did the young man know so much about what Ivy had done? He would not have had an opportunity to ask Ivy what happened.scwilliam
Corrected entry: When Ivy and Lucius are talking in front of the house, Ivy is telling Lucius she doesn't think it's wise for him to go to the towns. Look at the house on the left bottom corner, the shadow of a crew member who is sitting down is visible, and you can see him lean forward at one point during the end of the scene.
Corrected entry: When Ivy starts climbing the ivy near the end of the movie, what later proves to be a rather substantial and solid fence wobbles noticeably for some time.
Corrected entry: No village of the actual 1890s was as self-sufficient as the one portrayed in the movie. Sure, the villagers in the movie produced a lot of things themselves, and surely brought a great deal of supplies and machinery, etc, with them, but it simply isn't possible to go as long as they did and never need anything whatsoever from the outside world (more manufactured things like nails, hammers, tools, etc; salt, which they had no way of making; iron for horseshoes and wagons and plows; etc.) It would be one thing if they had chosen to live like the Native Americans, who did live much more autonomously (though even they traded), but they use things that they neither could have made themselves nor that would have lasted them the whole time they live in the village without needing repair or replacement.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the village people are eating together for the second time, if you look at the far table there is a boy on the left end wearing a red sweater. If red is the "bad color" and they have to bury anything red, why is the boy wearing red?
Corrected entry: While Ivy's father is leading her to "the old shed which we must never use", he tells her a story about his father who, he says, was "shot in the head by a business partner". As there appear to be no guns anywhere in the village, how would she know what he meant? Similarly, when she is shown the "creature" costumes in the shed, she recognizes one as "those we don't speak of" as soon as she touches it. How could she, when she has never touched and certainly never seen one before?
Corrected entry: When Ivy is climbing out of the pit, she puts her cane on the very edge so that the handle overhangs a little. When she finally gets out, her cane is much further away, next to her white sack (previously thrown out of the pit). (01:19:30 - 01:20:15)
Corrected entry: When the elders are yelling at Mr. Walker for telling his daughter it was all a farce, August Nicholson is wearing a modern shirt, something which wouldn't be around if they were trying to fake a 19th century community.
Corrected entry: After Noah stabs Lucius, he is locked in a small building. Ivy is led to that building, and the gentleman escorting her has to remove the padlock for her to enter the room. He puts the padlock back on the latch (unlocked), and you can see it hanging while Ivy goes to slap Noah. However, when Ivy and the man go to leave, he kneels down to pick up the lock. It should have been where he left it, on the latch. (00:57:35)Tommy C.
Corrected entry: How is it that Noah, who is obviously mentally handicapped, could break apart the wood flooring to find the costume, break the window to escape the room, and no one in the town heard him or saw him leaving?
Corrected entry: In the scene when Ivy and the two boys are about to enter the woods (when Ivy is going to the towns), there is a profile shot of all three of them. If you look closely in the background, up in the trees, you can see something that resembles a telephone pole with a transformer or a large light.
Corrected entry: At the first meeting of the village "elders," we see that some of those "elders" were women. Of course, that would never have been allowed in the 19th century or in colonial times. That was the first clue I had that something about the "village" was not what it appeared to be.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Ivy is about to enter the woods, there is the sound of roaring wind playing, and the camera keeps switching to a shot of a flag billowing in the strong wind, but if you look at Ivy and behind her, you'll notice that her hair isn't moving at all and the dead leaves on the trees are only moving very slightly. (01:06:10)
Corrected entry: In the scene where Kitty is getting married, August Nicholson is doing the ceremony and he stands to the left of them. The camera then shows Ivy talking to an elder. When the camera goes back to Kitty and her new husband, August Nicholson is on the right side of them.
Corrected entry: The "ranger cabin" at the end is said to have "some medical supplies for animal bites" but proves to have a rather well-stocked pharmacy, including a refrigerator full of perishable drugs. Seems a bit excessive - the supplies can't possibly be for the villagers, since it is repeatedly stated that no one has left the village before.
Ivy Walker: Sometimes we don't do things we want to do so that others will not know we want to do them.