The Clan of the Cave Bear

Continuity mistake: The cave bear tears the head off the man with the blue eyes. In the very next shot there is no trace of blood anywhere on the bear.

Continuity mistake: When the lion cuts Ayla's leg there are three cuts, however, when Isa finds her passed out, there are four cuts.

Joel Amos Gordon

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie when Ayla's mom is dying, Ayla grabs on to a finger or her outstretched hand. The scene cuts and Ayla's mom has her hand wrapped around Ayla's hand.

Joel Amos Gordon
More mistakes in The Clan of the Cave Bear

Trivia: Jean M Auel, who wrote the book, was not at all pleased with the movie.

Brun: You want to be a leader, Broud, but a man who hits his people can never lead the Clan.

Question: Is the clan language American sign language, some other sign language or made up?

Chosen answer: Completely made up. It was too difficult to teach all the actors ASL.

Question: I understand that certain changes need to be made when adapting a book to the screen, but can anyone tell me the reason why they so radically changed an ending which would have worked fine as it was in the book?

Chosen answer: The only reason I (and anyone I asked) could find was that, as usual, they discarded the ending though emotionally intense for the sake of another climax full of physical violence after the belief that this is the type of endings people prefer in the movies. Really sad indeed.

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