Pleasantville

Pleasantville (1998)

23 mistakes

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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: I did the slut thing, David. It got kinda old.

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Trivia: The film was filmed entirely in color and had the color removed from the black and white portions in post-production.

Kara

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Question: I'm sure I'm missing something, but the ending didn't quite gel with me. I didn't get the significance of George Parker becoming Bill Johnson off-screen. Was it that given the fictional nature of the world/show, they were both different sides of the same person, or what? (01:51:45)

Jon Sandys Premium member

Chosen answer: I agree. I think there are a couple ways you could interpret this, but I took it to mean that Bill Johnson essentially became the new man in Betty Parker's life and that the show would continue reflecting this change.

Lynette Carrington

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