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: 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.
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
1900: Christ, did you... did you see the streets, just the streets? There were thousands of them! Then how you do it down there, how do you choose just one... one woman, one house, one landscape to look at, one way to die...?
1900: Winter comes, you wish it was summer. Summer comes, you live in dread of winter. That's why we never tire of travel.
1900: Take piano: keys begin, keys end. You know there are 88 of them. Nobody can tell you any different. They are not infinite. You're infinite... And on those keys, the music that you can make... is infinite. I like that. That I can live by.
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