The Legend of 1900

Factual error: In the opening narrative about the first person to call out "America", as the ship passes the Statue of Liberty, it's traveling in the wrong direction - with the Statue entering the screen from the viewer's left and moving toward the right; a direction that would have taken the ship from Manhattan to Staten Island (or through the Straits into the Atlantic).

Continuity mistake: Near the middle of the movie when 1900 and his best friend meet for the first time, the ship is tossing and turning and his friend vomits into a bowl or a shallow vase, then the camera angle switches and you can see inside the bowl and it's empty

Continuity mistake: When they are having the "piano duel", Jellyroll Morton stands up in front of the piano, and his chair slides back about a metre, the scene cuts to the audience, and then when it comes back a second later, the chair is back right behind him again.

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1900: You're the one who invented jazz, right?
Jelly Roll Morton: That's what they say. And you're the one who can't play, unless you have the ocean under your ass,.
1900: That's what they say.

Max: What the hell do you think about when you're playing? Where does your mind go when you hit the keys?
1900: Last night I was in a beautiful country. Women had perfume in their hair, everything glowed. It was full of tides.
Max: He traveled. And each time he ended up some place different. In the heart of London, on a train in the middle of the country, on the edge of a giant volcano, in the biggest church in the world, countin' the columns and staring up at the crucifixes. He traveled.

Max: Leave the ship, marry a nice woman, and have children. All those things in life which are not immense but are worth the effort.

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