Pleasantville

Pleasantville (1998)

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Continuity mistake: When the mayor makes a strike while bowling, he raises one arm in celebration. In the second shot of the mayor after this moment, he is seen lowering both arms instead of one when he sees the rain-soaked George. (01:14:10)

Factual error: When the townspeople try to undo the changes brought about by David and Jennifer's presence, they declare that only certain recordings will be permitted, including those of Jack Jones. The action takes place in 1958. Jack Jones did not sign his first record contract until 1959.

Continuity mistake: In the scene with the TV repair man there are two shots taken from vertically above in which the pillows on the sofa are arranged differently than in all other shots. (00:11:15)

NancyFelix

Jennifer: Hey, can I ask you a question?
David: Sure.
Jennifer: How come I'm still in black and white?
David: What?
Jennifer: I've had, like, ten times as much sex as the rest of these girls, and I still look like this. I mean, they spend, like, an hour in the back seat of some car and all of a sudden they're in Technicolor?
David: I don't know. Maybe it's not just the sex.

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Trivia: In the courtroom scene, all the people that have turned to color have to sit on the upper level. This is reminiscent of "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1963) where, in a similarly-built southern courthouse in the 1930's, all the "colored people" (African Americans) were relegated to the upper level.

Krista

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Question: What is the purpose of the initial TV montage?

Answer: To me it never looked like a montage. It was just someone flipping through the channels (channel surfing) until they got to "TV Time" where they stayed to watch the commercial for the PleasanTVille marathon. People (especially before DVRs) sometimes just flip through the channels looking for something to watch, especially if you don't know what's playing on each channel.

Bishop73

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