Notting Hill
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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.

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Continuity mistake: When William takes Anna back to his flat, after the orange juice incident. His shirt is stained, she comes into the flat and changes. Then she leaves. When she returns to get her books, his shirt is still stained but after she kisses him the stain is gone. An impressive kiss...

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Continuity mistake: In one scene in the bookstore, there are three copies of a guide to Germany on the table next to Hugh Grant. In one clip, there are three spines, in the next two of the books have been turned round.

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Continuity mistake: When Will leaves his bookstore to get a sandwich and some orange juice there is a poster stand in front that hadn't been there when he arrived.

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Continuity mistake: At home when William is sitting at his desk opening up to Spike about the female problem, the items on his desk change their positions between the wide shots and the close-ups.

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Continuity mistake: When William is interviewing Anna in the hotel suite, behind the lever door handles, there are two wide, brass, open lattice finger plates, which change to narrow, brass, closed lattice finger plates.

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Continuity mistake: At the bookstore, in the wide shots the surveillance monitor is sitting in the center of four large books, yet in the close-up of the monitor, showing Rufus, the shoplifter, there is another book lying on the larger books, to the left of the monitor.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: When Anna visits Will's place for the first time there is a plant and an open window when you look from the entrance into the apartment. Later, after she has left, there is no plant and a shutter pulled down.

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Continuity mistake: In the second scene at Will's bookstore a bus with Anna's face on it is passing the bookstore twice in successive shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Will leaves after the interview his formerly brown jacket is grey and his hair is differently combed.

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Continuity mistake: Despite the passage of time, every time we see the back of the door in the book shop the same post is visible in the basket.

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Continuity mistake: When Anna comes down the stairs at night to join Will she is peeping around a partition wall. Next we see them kissing, and the wall is gone.

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Continuity mistake: At the birthday party of Will's sister Bernie's tie knot moves down from one shot to the next.

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Continuity mistake: On the surveillance monitor there are lying two books, the upper one with a black binding. In a close-up of the monitor you see only a part of the book with the black binding, and the other book is gone.

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Continuity mistake: After William leaves the movie set, in the next shot he goes back to the book shop. Seen through the window is the table with the books and globes. Then when Anna is standing near the window, we see that there are completely different kinds of books on the top shelf now.

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Super Grover
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Continuity mistake: When Anna muses over the size of Will's feet he is reading the newspaper. Check the picture on the back of the paper - it changes although there is no sign that he turns a page.

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NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When William initially walks into his bookstore after he takes the mail from Martin, on the bookcase he approaches to his right we see close-up some of the books on three shelves, one of which says 'Siberia', and also the two small posters, the bottom says 'Mukiwa' and the top says 'Lonely Planet', tacked to the side of this bookcase. When Anna browses that same bookcase, she looks at the book 'My Turkish Delights'. The books that are on the shelves of the bookcase, and only the top poster that is tacked to the side are now completely different.

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Super Grover

Continuity mistake: In the scene where William visits Anna on the set of her period film and they have a discussion near the trailers, the same man pushing a trolley is in not one but three cuts back to Anna.

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Continuity mistake: In the 3-shot sequence where Honey is opening her birthday gifts, the shots show the following: 1. Hugh Grant puts a necklace on Honey and she is wearing the hat; 2. She has just opened the hat and is not wearing the necklace; and 3. She is wearing the hat and no necklace. In the following sequence (the competition for the brownie), she is wearing the necklace and no hat.

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Continuity mistake: When Will detects Rufus the thief on the monitor only the picture in close-up shows him in action. All other shots show him at a different place on the left side of the screen.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Sacha

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Sacha

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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Sacha

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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Sacha

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.

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Continuity mistake: During Rufus's entrance to Will's shop the hair over his forehead is arranged in at least three different ways.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of Honey's birthday party Bella's blouse first reveals the right, then the left shoulder in successive shots.

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