Death Becomes Her

Continuity mistake: When Meryl Streep "blasts" Goldie Hawn with the shotgun and Goldie falls into the pool of water, she falls in backwards. However, when we see her get up, she is getting up from a face-down position. (01:05:25 - 01:07:10)

Continuity mistake: When Hellen kisses Madeleine at the party, the lip-mark is further to the right than it should have been, taken from the position of Hellen's head during the kiss.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep are fighting over Bruce Willis. Goldie Hawn is wearing a tight shirt and tight pants. Meryl is wearing a shirt with a skirt thingy attached and tight pants. Goldie has a hole through the middle of her abdomen where Streep has shot her earlier. They both grab shovels and start fighting. Bruce Willis starts to walk upstairs and he looks over the side and sees the shadows of the two women fighting. The hole is supposed to be on the shadow with the tight pants which is Goldie. Instead, the hole is shown on the body with the skirt attached to the shirt, which is Meryl. (01:10:20)

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Trivia: When Madeleine is in the morgue, we get a shot of a table and on that table is a jar with a brain and formaldehyde in it, and on the jar is a sign and the sign says "abnormal." This is a homage to the film "Young Frankenstein": Dr Frankenstein sent Igor to the morgue to get a specific brain, an intelligent man's brain, but Igor was startled and dropped the intelligent brain, so looked around for another one and he did: He found a brain with the label "abnormal" on it, and that is why the monster was so hard to teach and control.

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Lisle: Drink that potion, and you'll never grow even one day older. Don't drink it, and continue to watch yourself rot.

Helen: You have no talent for poverty.

Madeleine: Do you know that they do to soft, bald, overweight Republicans in prison, Ernest?

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Question: In the scene where Goldie Hawn nearly gets her head run over by the car, how do they get that effect? It just looks far too dangerous to be an actual stunt, but it looks too real to be a bluescreen / split screen effect either.

Gary O'Reilly

Chosen answer: It is a composite shot, with the actor's head added to the scene. They just did a particularly good job on the scene.

Jason Hoffman

Question: When Helen and Madelin are fighting with the shovels, Helen whacks off the end of Madelin's shovel, and then Madelin throws the stick through Helen. How did they achieve this effect?

curiouskid

Chosen answer: CGI, just like any other difficult effect.

Grumpy Scot

Question: Why does Goldie Hawn wear odd-colored contact lenses to emphasize the fact that her character is dead, but Meryl Streep does not?

Answer: Her eyes changed when she fell into the hot tub. They were essentially boiled.

Jason Hoffman
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