Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Will is talking to Cutler Beckett, there is a clock behind them that is being hauled up at a very slow pace. But when the shot switches and there's a close-up on Will, the clock has disappeared. Despite the angle change, we should still be able to see the clock. There hasn't been enough time for it to have moved out of shot. (00:11:20)

Disney-Freak

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Suggested correction: Actually the clock is simply out of shot. If you listen you can hear the creaking where it's still moving and if you watch the two ropes behind Will you will see they are still raising and on the post behind Beckett you can see the shadows raising too. So the clock just simply isn't in the shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Pintel and Ragetti's boat flips, the boat is seen firmly secure on the beach, well before they end up on the beach. That would only be possible if the waves crashed on the beach with a great force. (00:30:30)

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Suggested correction: And in the overhead shot just as Pintel shouts "C'mon" you can see a wave that has reached further than the boat retreating back into the sea.

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Continuity mistake: During the three way fight for the key, Will uses the bell rope to grab the key from Norrington. A couple of minutes later, while they are fighting on the roof, Jack sneaks up behind them and tries to snatch it from Norrington, despite already having taken it. (01:49:00 - 01:51:00)

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Suggested correction: Norrington takes it back from Will during their fight on the roof (not seen but possible), only then Jack tries to take it again.

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Other mistake: When Elizabeth points to the word "Tortuga" written in flames, she is pointing the wrong way. (01:04:30)

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Suggested correction: Elizabeth drops down and says "what's that over there?" and leans to look over the side of her seat. She doesn't point at the flames. The dress points earlier in the scene before the dress has knocked the candle over to start the flames.

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Other mistake: When the two pirates are rowing toward the beach, and the dog is at the front, one of them is reading the bible. From the cover it's being held the right way up, but in a very quick shot showing the actual text of the book, the text itself is upside down. (00:30:20)

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Suggested correction: This isn't a mistake. Pintel states that Ragetti can't read. So the fact that Ragetti has the book upside down adds to this claim. With regard to the cover and text being opposite ways round, Ragetti or someone could have reattached the cover at some point as the Bible is damaged in places.

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I feel like arguing that the "cover may have been reattached" is far too much conjecture to be a mistake. It's much more likely to just be a minor continuity gaff as the mistake suggests.

TedStixon

I'll concede that is a fair minor goof. However, the writing being upside down when Ragetti is trying to read isn't really a goof.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Governor Swann tells Lord Beckett to stand his men down, Swann is looking straight ahead, but when Beckett's face is revealed, Swann is looking in the direction of Beckett. (00:02:50)

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Suggested correction: There is a 6-second shot of Lord Beckett between the two shots of Governor Swann. Enough time to turn his head.

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Continuity mistake: When the huge water wheel rolls to the beach and falls on its side, it falls with the broken, wide, wood side of the axle facing up. However, as Will and Norrington climb out, inexplicably it's the slim side of the water wheel's axle that is now facing up. But in a following shot, it is the other way round again. (01:52:22)

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Elizabeth: There will come a moment when you have the chance to do the right thing.
Jack: I love those moments. I like to wave at them as they pass by.

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Trivia: The face on the small music box lid is visible when Will steals the key from Davy Jones. At Tia Dalma's, when Jack steals the ring, it lies beside a necklace whose pendant is identical to the face on Davy Jones's music box.

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Chosen answer: Davy Jones cannot set foot on land for ten more years. The jar of dirt is to represent land. Jack carries it with him so that he always has land with him so Davy Jones won't be able to get near him, or so Jack is supposed to believe.

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Answer: The jar was to put Davy Jones heart in. He can't touch dirt ever again since he failed to keep up his duties which means he wouldn't be able to get his heart back.

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