1408

1408 (2007)

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Continuity mistake: As Mike scrolls through the microfilm, we see his view as the pages scroll from right to left. The shot then reverses to show his face through the scrolling film, but while the film is now properly reversed, it's still moving right to left in our view. But this reversed angle should show it moving left to right.

00:12:05

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Revealing mistake: The quick shot of the Bible landing in the drawer is reversed.

00:29:20

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Continuity mistake: When Mike first enters room 1408, there are three light switches on the wall. He flicks on two of them. A few seconds later, you see the switches behind him, but it is two different switches that have been flicked.

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Continuity mistake: After slamming his hand in the window, Mike bangs on the front door leaving blood on the left side of the map on the door. Later in the film, there is blood on both sides.

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Continuity mistake: When Mike opens the laptop, the screen is folded slightly backwards, in the following shots its positioned in a straight angle.

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Continuity mistake: When Mike is speaking with Olin the first time, Olin has a handkerchief in his chest pocket, and two 'points' stick out. But after Olin tells Mike that he thought the "father was a bastard", there are three points sticking out for the rest of the conversation, even through the elevator ride.

00:16:30 - 00:22:30

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Continuity mistake: As Mike is checking his mail in the diner, a lick of hair hangs down above his right eye until he comes across an envelope he finds interesting. As he opens it, the lick is gone, his hair is suddenly near-perfect.

00:10:25

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Continuity mistake: While the frozen room is breaking down, the red lamp and the table next to it keep changing positions between shots.

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Continuity mistake: The match box in the ashtray in Room 1408, right after Mike enters, changes position and illustration in 2 seconds time.

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Continuity mistake: After Mike enters through the window, he lays down and his left arm is extended up to his head. Depending on the angle, in about 2 seconds it is in different positions, without him moving it.

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Continuity mistake: When the clock starts and scares Mike, it swaps from facing front to sideways between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When frozen Mike opens the laptop the lamp behind keeps moving around between shots.

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Continuity mistake: The position of the towels used to stop the leaking faucet differs from the time Mike leaves the bathroom and a shot several seconds later, while he's on the phone.

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Continuity mistake: Mike unplugs the radio and knocks the bottle from the table. Then he picks up the phone and says "I didn't order no sandwich", and the bottle reappears on the table.

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Continuity mistake: At the end, when the woman brings the box, the wide shot shows the right lid down. The next shot it's up. She couldn't have opened it because she was holding the box with her hand from the bottom part.

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Continuity mistake: Mike scrapes snow away from the weather control but leaves no marks on the ice. Half a second later, from a wider angle, there's two big spots with no ice.

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Continuity mistake: At the hotel in the beginning during the rainstorm, you can see a gap on the road of where rain isn't falling as well as where it stops in the distance. Once Mike's truck comes to a stop, the camera angle changes and the "rain" gap is gone.

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Continuity mistake: The blood stain on the bath's curtains differs between shots.

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Continuity mistake: While Mike is lying on the floor, frozen, the cognac bottle faces different sides between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Mike fixes the boat painting, his hair and face are dry. He turns around and sits down and now he is all sweaty and with messy hair.

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Continuity mistake: Before the telephone melts the label of the bottle keeps moving around.

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Continuity mistake: Halfway through the film, Mike is wandering inside the room and knocks down a red vase. A second later it appears back on the table.

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Continuity mistake: Mike goes to the window, leaving a can, food and a bottle on the night table. When he comes back only the bottle remains.

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Continuity mistake: When Mike falls down from the ceiling, he falls on his back, but a second later from a closer angle he is crashing on the table on his butt.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene Where Mike Eslin's hotel room has frozen over and he is laying on the floor talking into his recorder he notices his computer turns on and his wife is talking to him. As Mike tries to get up you see his head touch the alcohol bottle, in the next shot that is further away from Mike you see the bottle is much further away from his head then it should be.

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Continuity mistake: When Mike reaches the phone and hears the operator asking if he is checking out, the phone on the table swaps from facing down to up between shots.

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Continuity mistake: While Mike is presenting his book, the cigarette on his ear is semi-hidden by his hair. Half a second later the hair appears shorter and the cigarette is visible.

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Continuity mistake: When Mike goes to the window to call for help, his doppelganger across the street is mimicking Mike's every move. After waving their arms in mirror-image synchronicity, Mike leans to his right slowly, and so does the doppelganger.but it should have leaned to it's own left to mirror Mike's movement. All its other movements are exact mirror images.

00:45:10

johnrosa

Continuity mistake: When Mike steps off the elevator, he is between the elevator doors and a dark statue in the middle of the hallway. The statue is seen behind him, slightly to our right. When the elevator doors close, Mike's location is different as he begins to walk down the hall. Relevant to the earlier shot, he is much further to our right and farther from the elevator doors, as now has to walk around and past the statue he was originally already past.

00:25:15

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Continuity mistake: Mike enters the hotel and a woman in the back, sitting next to the woman with the pram, disappears between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Mike is in the room holding his crying daughter, the blood trails from his nose and ears change constantly between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When water starts to pour in the room Mike's hair is totally messy, except for a brief shot where it looks perfectly combed, and then back to messy.

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Continuity mistake: The cognac bottle magically refills itself after frozen Mike chats with his wife.

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Continuity mistake: As Mike catches the attention of his mimic in the apartment window across the street, he makes two distinct gestures with his hands to signal distress: the first being the "hand phone" imitation and the next pointing downwards. Right before the mimic begins reflecting Mike's movements, Mike is shown making this sequence of hand motions. However, as the camera pans to the mimic we can see its movements are off-sync with Mike's, incorrectly continuing to point downward when it should be mimicking Mike's phone gesture.

00:44:50

Continuity mistake: When Mike falls on the frozen floor, after chatting with his wife, the vase swaps from being covered in ice to semi covered between shots.

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Plot hole: Time inside room 1408 moves differently than time outside it, as evidenced by the fact that Mike spends weeks or even months in what he thinks is his home in California, while in reality he is still "in" the room. The Hotel's manager states that no one has ever lasted more than an hour inside 1408. He goes on to cite many examples where the guests died after just a few minutes. No previously sane individual commits suicide after spending a few minutes in an eerie room, obviously, so the only explanation is the one offered by the "receptionist" over the phone, albeit in fewer words: guests in room 1408, while experiencing their own time frame inside the room, are in fact reliving the same hour over and over according to the rest of the world's time frame. This being the case, Mike's ex-wife should not have showed up at the climax since Mike's hour had just started over, undoing the call he placed to her earlier in the film but later in the hour. Whether or not the film makers intended this inference is irrelevant as the movie plainly lays out these conditions and must therefore adhere to them lest a plot hole be created. [This keeps being debated back and forth - ultimately there's not going to be any absolute resolution, so it's being locked down as a mistake and viewers will just have to make up their own minds - Jon.]

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Continuity mistake: While Mike is signing books, a fat guy bends over next to him. Angle keeps swapping in a matter of seconds from front to back angles and he's always there, except for a moment from the back when the guy disappears, only to appear again in the front angle.

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Continuity mistake: The amount of snow on Mike's forehead when crouching on the floor, increases and diminishes between shots in a matter of seconds.

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Continuity mistake: In the final scene, the plastic bag moves from being perpendicular to the laptop to parallel and close to it, between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When frozen Mike crouches towards the laptop he takes the blanket off of him. In the next angle the blanket is again on his back.

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Continuity mistake: After knocking down the stuff from the fireplace, Mike is leaning against a wall, next to a knocked down lamp. The position of the lamps keeps changing all the time depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: When Mike is cleaning his injured hand, the faucet bursts and blood splatters all over the sink. Depending on the angle the sink appears dirty or spotless.

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Continuity mistake: When Mike arrives at the Dolphin a chubby man with a blue shirt passing by the main door disappears between shots.

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Continuity mistake: The first time Mike enters the bath room, he moves the toilet paper and a bit of it sticks up close to the wall. A second later, from a different angle, watch the right side of the screen and the bit of paper is gone.

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Continuity mistake: When rain starts to pour in the frozen room, Mike's positions swaps from next to the television to 3 meters to the right in half a second.

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Continuity mistake: When Mike falls from the ceiling and breaks the table, the damages differ dramatically from the first shot to the next one half a second later.

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Continuity mistake: When Mike falls from the air vent, the rug appears clean and brilliant. Half a second later, it is dusty and pale.

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Continuity mistake: Before rain falls in the frozen room, Mike shields himself with his arm. In that brief moment the stains on the wall disappear.

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Continuity mistake: In one scene the clock radio is set to 20:07 and in the next it is 8:07 right before it turns into counting down the 60 minutes.

00:34:15 - 00:38:00

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Continuity mistake: When Mike enters "The Weeping Beach Inns" attic room and sits on the bed it is unmade, in the next scene is made then unmade once again.

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