Notting Hill

Continuity mistake: In the scene just before Anna goes into the bookshop with the painting there is an outside shot of the building. In front of the school you can see the woman kneeling down in front of a child but also if you look through the window and door of the shop you can see Will walking in wearing a blue shirt. In the very next scene he is sitting at his desk wearing a pink shirt. (01:39:15)

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Continuity mistake: For some time during the interview Anna's collar is above the lapel although she sits quite still. (00:27:30)

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Continuity mistake: When you see the entrance area of Will's bookstore from inside for the second time the shelf is shifted to the left, and the things things on it are rearranged, e.g. the latitude scale of the left globe is turned. (00:09:35)

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Continuity mistake: The orange juice stain on Will's shirt changes size and shape from shot to shot throughout the whole scene. (00:11:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Hugh character takes Julia Robert's character back to his flat, after the orange juice incident. She isn't wearing her sunglasses in the next shot she leaves the building and she is wearing her sunglasses again. (00:16:30)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where they are all having a farewell dinner at Tony's restaurant, first the spaghetti is in the large bowl with Tony mixing, then suddenly the spaghetti has been dished to to each person's individual bowls.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Julia Robert's character first goes to Hugh Grant's character's flat, there's a chalkboard that's telling Spike to clean up. It's quite small writing, but in a close-up of Hugh Grant when he's directing her upstairs it's clearly larger. It then goes small again until she comes downstairs, when it goes large and stays that way. (00:12:10)

Continuity mistake: Anyone familiar with Notting Hill will know that the rooftop terrace scenes with Spike and William and later with William and Anna, were not remotely in the same neighbourhood as William's flat with the infamous Blue Door. The rooftop scenes were filmed most likely on rooftop between Ladbroke Grove and Stanley Gardens, while the flat with the Blue Door is located on Westbourne Park Road.

Continuity mistake: The guy that steals a book has his hair either combed or messy depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene just after Anna opens the door and all the photographers are outside, Spike walks to the front door in his grey underwear. Just before he opens the door the underwear is covering only one butt cheek (his left). The next shot outside the house the underwear is adjusted and covers both butt cheeks but then when he enters the house and is checking himself out in the mirror, his butt cheek is exposed again.

Continuity mistake: The spring closing the front door when Anna first enters the flat (orange juice scene) is upside down when she next enters the flat (escaping the journalists).

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Continuity mistake: At the period film set, Will's glasses vanish as he is getting up to leave. (01:38:50)

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Continuity mistake: Will has just spilled orange juice all over Anna's shirt and is telling her that she could go change at his house. The left side of his face is fully bathed in sunlight in shots from the front and is in the shadows in shots from behind. (00:12:05)

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Continuity mistake: After the porn scandal, Will finds Anna again at his door. Her hair is all tucked behind her ear in shots from the front. From behind, a bit of hair is hanging by her right ear. (01:06:45)

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Continuity mistake: Will and Anna are having dinner after watching a movie, just before Will confronts the group of rude men. The menu on their table is either folded or not throughout the scene. (00:51:40)

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Continuity mistake: Will is about to try to scale the fence a second time. Anna's right arm is on her hip in shots from the front and down by her side in shots of her back. (00:47:10)

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Continuity mistake: When William is about to jump over the private garden fence, Anna lowers her arm. A frame later, from a different angle, it's up and she's lowering it again.

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Continuity mistake: During the final press conference, William is completely covered by journalists in the close-ups, and totally visible in the wide angle. This keeps swapping back and forth.

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Continuity mistake: While Bernie asks Anna about her actress' salary, his arm swaps from up to down depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: After Will gets the sandwich and orange juice he turns around. Now his shirt is not tucked in properly in front, in contrast to the shot before. (00:10:55)

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Continuity mistake: Every time they show the outside of the bookstore, on the left you see the same adult drying a child's tears. (00:17:55)

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Anna Scott: I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.

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Trivia: The house with the blue door (William's residence) was formerly the home of the movie's screenplay writer, Richard Curtis.

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