Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge (2001)

36 corrected entries

(9 votes)

Corrected entry: When Satine is lying on the ground in Christian's arms, her left eyebrow is the normal colour and length, but in a couple of shots later, it has been darkened and lengthened by brown-liner.

Correction: I am watching this now and her eyebrow seems the same the entire time.


Corrected entry: In the green fairy sequence, the Bohos and Christian do the "Yeah Freedom, Beauty, Truth and Love," and then the Green Fairy sings. The Bohos and Christian are in the backround, holding the same pose while she sings. Then, we cut back to them and they are suddenly doing the marching thing. (00:10:41)

Correction: By the time they cut back to them they started dancing. I don't see how this is a mistake. And even if it is this site allows for a little suspension of disbelief, after all, they are seeing a green fairy and drunk on absinthe.


Corrected entry: In the Elephant, during Spectacular Spectacular, the Duke walks backwards till he falls into a chair. But throughout the entire scene before that there was never a chair in that area, and never a chance for someone to put a chair there. Before that scene we see Christian enter through the back with no chair, we see Toulouse, Satie, the Argentinean, and the Doctor enter with no chair, and several times while they are introducing Spectacular Spectacular to the Duke there is no chair.

Correction: There is plenty of time when the song starts and when they show the group start singing that someone could of come up the side and put a chair behind the Duke, especially with so many people in the room.


Corrected entry: Satine is at the mirror when Zidler walks in. She turns around and asks "How do I look?" At this point she has her right hand behind her head. The next shot is on Zidler replying, then back to Satine. In this shot her left hand is behind her head, not her right.

Correction: There is plenty of time to change arms while the camera is on Zidler, she is changing arms to pose and show him the dress.


Corrected entry: When Satine is getting dressed to go to the elephant with Christian, whom she believes to be The Duke, she is at the mirror and Marie is tying the back of her dress. Whenever there is a close-up of her in the mirror, you can see people moving in the background, but when it's a wider shot, there is no one there.

Correction: People are moving around backstage. Sometimes they are behind her, sometimes not.


Corrected entry: In Satine's 'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend' number, she begins wearing the silver outfit with BLACK fishnet tights. We see her 'change' her outfit (the white outfit with feathers), but she doesn't change her tights. Satine, however, finishes the song in light-coloured fishnets.

Correction: They only show Satine from the top up when she is changing and there are lots of shots from the outside of the dancers covering her while she changed, she could of easily changed her fishnets during that time.


Corrected entry: When Satine is singing 'Diamonds' when they're on peoples' shoulders and the guy gives her a bracelet, you can see a camera-man and you know it's a camera man because he's not wearing the shirt and tux ensemble.

Correction: I watched this scene three times, even on pause and slow motion, I do not see anyone who is an obvious camera man.


Corrected entry: In the scene "Like a Virgin", when Zidler and the Duke are on the spinning couch with the dancers around them, both characters are seen on the couch when the Duke sings "makes me strong." However, when the Duke gets up from the couch, Zidler is no longer with him, but in the other room where the Duke and the dancers chase him.

Correction: Actually the Duke sings two lines to the song with the camera in close on his face, Zidler could of gotten up during this time.


Corrected entry: When every one is in the elephant singing 'Spectacular Spectacular,' Toulouse is wearing a blanket on his head when they say "muscle men, contortionists, intrigue, danger and..." But when they cut to Toulouse saying "and romance" he does not have a blanket on his head. Occurs on the DVD of Moulin Rouge and on the tape.

Correction: You can see it is the curtain on his head, not a blanket. It has fallen off by the time they cut back to him, you can tell because it is swinging in the background.


Corrected entry: When Satine and Christian are discovered by Zidler, she is wearing a dress with a V-neck and the right side of her hair is down. Then you see her walk away and she ends up wearing a high collar and her hair is pulled up while she sings. She wears this same outfit and hairdo a few days later. (01:00:35)

Correction: This scene is confusing if you aren't watching carefully. When Satine stops singing and you see her coughing and in another outfit, it is a different scene. You can tell because Christian is typing and narrating "How could I know in those last fatal days." meant to show that Satine is dying.


Corrected entry: In the elephant love medley Satine's hair is parted on the right side for most of the scene but at the end when they kiss inside the elephant it's parted on the left instead.

Correction: I am watching this now and her hair has been parted the same the entire song.


Corrected entry: In the Elephant, during the Love Medley, when Ewan tells Nicole that they should be arm of the Windmill passes over his shoulder. The shot goes to Nicole and then back to Ewan, with the arm passing over again. According to the rest of the film, the windmill would have had to have been going much faster at that moment.

Correction: As the arm passes over his shoulder, you can see another arm on the bottom getting ready to go up the side of Ewan, there is plenty of time for that arm to reach his shoulder.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Satine and Christian have been kissing right before Zidler discovers them, Christian's face is covered with lipstick kisses. Moments later, it is not.

Correction: They show Christian without lipstick, then a long shot of Zidler, Satine could of been kissing him during that shot. When Christian leaves he has lipstick on his face the entire time.


Corrected entry: "Moulin Rouge" is set in Paris 1899. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec experienced a nervous breakdown in 1899 and was incapacitated. He was in a clinic for three months, tried but failed to regain his health at a sea resort in Normandy, and was finally put under his mother's care for his final days in September of 1901. Therefore, Toulouse-Lautrec would not have even been in Montmartre because he was both physically and mentally ill.

Correction: It's not supposed to be historically accurate, nothing within the movie fits into Lautrec's timeline. He's a fictionalized account of a real person.


Corrected entry: "Come What May" was the only song for which the words and music were written entirely for the film - the rest of the soundtrack is composed of versions of existing songs.

Correction: "Come What May" wasn't written for Moulin Rouge, it was written for Romeo + Juliet, but not used. (This is why "Come What May" wasn't eligible for the Oscar for Best Original Song).

Nick N.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Christian, Satine, and the dancers are rehearsing "Come What May" Christian's outfit changes several different times. In one shot he is wearing a jacket and in the next shot he is wearing suspenders without a jacket. This changes several times right before he starts to sing with the dancers in that scene.

Correction: It's not one rehearsal - it's a montage showing several rehearsals.


Corrected entry: After Christian throws his money at Satine's feet in the theater, he walks down the long aisle to the back of the theater, passing the Duke. At the beginning of his walk down the aisle, he takes off his long white coat and throws it on the aisle floor, visible. In the next shot, the coat disappears from the aisle.

Correction: We never actually see the coat fall. Last we see it, it's hanging from Christian's arm. It's possible that he threw it, dropped it on an audience member, or somesuch that would have made it "disappear" from the aisle.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Satine dies in Christian's arms, there is a shot where the camera films above them just as Christian bursts into tears. Watch Satine's eyes very closely, because as Christian rocks back Satine's head falls forward and she blinks very slowly, even though she's been dead for at least a couple of minutes.

Correction: She doesn't blink - her long eyelashes reflect the lights from above, and when she's jostled due to Christian's movements, it's the reflection that winks in and out, not her eyelid.


Corrected entry: When the Argentinean passes out again and Zidler says "Honestly amigo, this is impossible. . ." he should be saying 'ami' or 'copain' instead of 'amigo' since they are in France and not Spain. (01:09:10)

Correction: People from Argentina speak Spanish as their first language. Apparently Zidler knows a little Spanish as well as French. I have traveled to many countries and I do not always speak the native language just because I am there.

Mark English

Corrected entry: In the "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" scene, Satine says, "I believe it's lady's choice." Then she turns around to Christian and points her finger at him. The shot quickly changes to Christian, then to the wider shot of Satine. Here, you can see her hand flatten out and her mouth start to open. Then the shot once again quickly goes to Christian. When the shot goes back to Satine, her hand is once again in a pointing position, and then flattens out, with her mouth opening in a gasp. Apparently, she does this action twice.

Correction: This was not a mistake, the whole scene is supposed to be about her astonishment when she sees him. Its love at first sight, its slow and dramatic and the filmaker was trying to create the effect of a "double take".

Continuity mistake: After Harry Zidler first sees Christian and Satine kissing, when they stop kissing, Satine's lipstick switches from being smeared to perfectly done and bright red when she walks and when Zidler is talking to her about having to end the infatuation.

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Christian and Satine: Come what may, I will love you until my dying day.

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Trivia: At the beginning, right after Christian sings the 'hills are alive' line, the unconscious Argentinian says something about him having lots of talent, and 'happens' to put his hand on his crotch. Then later in the movie, when Satine is unbuttoning his pants when they are in the elephant for the first time, she calls him a 'big boy' and Toulouse says he has HUGE talent.

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Question: Why was Toulouse crying at the end of the Elephant Love Medley? If I am correct he was sitting on a balcony eating and drinking when singing the words "How wonderful life is, now you're in the world." Is it just that he is happy about his dream of finally getting the Bohemian Play? Is it a potential that he is in love with Christian or Satine. Another possibility is that he just happy seeing Christian in love, since Christian previously stated that he had never been in love before?

Answer: The way I saw it, that was Toulouse in present day singing, after the death of Satine etc.

He's a funny little man who is lonely himself. All he has is his bottle when everything is all said and done. He has nobody.

Answer: Maybe it's sort of a foreshadowing.

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