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)

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

David: Yeah, where's our lawyer?
Big Bob: Oh, I think we want to keep these proceedings as pleasant as possible.

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Trivia: When the TV technician is talking to the children through the TV, he is sitting in front of a test card with a picture of an Indian. The Indian's expression changes each time we see it (mentioned on the DVD director's commentary).

Neil Jones
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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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