23rd Mar 2012

The Langoliers (1995)

Corrected entry: Just after Dinah Bellman says "I felt her hair. Someone cut off her hair." In the next shot someone is heard muttering "2 3 4 5 6 7." Presumably the director Tom Holland or one of the camera operatives.


Correction: It's the captain counting how many people. Immediately they start talking about how many people there are.

25th Mar 2012

Pet Sematary (1989)

Corrected entry: Just as Gage is about to cut Jud, the knife he uses is something like a butter knife, and just after Gage cuts his face, the knife has now changed completely into something resembling more of a kitchen knife.


Correction: Gage never uses any kind of knife at all. It's his dad's scalpel the whole time.


16th Dec 2011

Nacho Libre (2006)

Corrected entry: When Nacho is on fire and one of the nuns does the shape of the cross on her chest, there is a boom mic in the top centre of the frame. This happens for several frames where the camera is on her.


Correction: What you see in the shots above the nun is a plant on the wall, not a boom mic.

11th Jun 2011

Doctor Who (2005)

Correction: Caucasian babies are almost always born with blue eyes. Eventually, they turn to the color that they'll remain for the rest of their lives. Typically within 9 months, however, it's been reported happening as late as age 2. Baby Rose is about 20 months old at this time (According to her bio at Tardis Index File, anyway), so it's possible her eyes haven't changed yet.

Captain Defenestrator

2nd Jan 2011

Father Ted (1995)

Speed 3 - S3-E3

Corrected entry: When Father Ted says he has an idea after falling over that brick, he begins to write on the blackboard. Later it is revealed what he is writing on the board, but watch his hand movements carefully. His hand movements are far too erratic to be able to write "We Put The Brick On The Accelerator", it looks more like he is drawing something.


Correction: That's the whole point of the joke. Ted looks like he's drawing a complex intricate plan on the board, then when we see the reverse angle on what he's done it is a simple phrase he needn't have bothered to write down at all. This can't be called a mistake as it's obviously deliberate and entirely in keeping with the show's surreal humour.

15th Apr 2010

Alien 3 (1992)

Corrected entry: As one of the crew members clocks Bishop II around the head with some sort of sledgehammer, the men clad in white shoot this guy, and he hurls himself off a platform. Watch the position, and slow down if neccesary in which way he falls. He fell forwards onto the floor below, which means he would have hit the floor face down. However, in the next scene, he is seen to be face up.


Correction: Just watched the film again, and as the man throws/falls off the platform, he twists himself so that he falls backwards onto the floor below. But since he fell to the left (and not to the right) this would mean he would have been face up, but the other way round to the edit that was given.


Corrected entry: The camera that Doc Brown used was a JVC GR-C1, (produced in March 1984) (Also, this particular camcorder was the first built in camera also to feature a tape deck built in).


Correction: A perfectly legitimate camera for someone to have in the year 1985.


Corrected entry: As the pilot of the SWAT helicopter opens the door and jumps out, he looks as though he is preparing for a stunt jump - possible for a mat which was below. If I was in that situation, I would not care so much as preparing myself for such an event, as to be flapping my arms in terror.


Correction: That would be your opinion/point of view. Me personally, I would prepare myself landing on the ground. Just like the pilot.


Corrected entry: When T-1000 crashes the truck into the wall as he veers up a slope, if you watch it carefully it is blatantly obvious that there is noone inside the truck itself.Furthermore, if all it took was an explosion to cripple him (seen towards the end of the film), why did this particular one not cripple him?


Correction: An explosion within his body is completely different to an explosion externally. i.e. Firecracker on an open hand versus an firecracker in a closed fist. As for the empty truck, another entry has already been submitted.


Corrected entry: Just after Arnie says "Hasta La Vista, baby" he shoots the frozen Robert Patrick in the steelworks, right after he shatters the camera cuts to him being shattered again as though this first cut didnt exist. Surely someone would have noticed this big of a jump cut, or perhaps was this done to emphasis the shattering?


Correction: This is a question, not a mistake. It is a standard movie convention to replay an action shot from another angle.

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Correction: Not a mistake. This is a technique. They do this a lot in Hard Target.

Corrected entry: If you watch really carefully at some scenery shots in this film, some appear to be in the same area as what they just filmed in - even when the progression of the film suggests they have moved to a different place.


Correction: That's the thing. They thought they were in different areas, but were lost and walking in circles. It happens to even experienced hikers, which they weren't, when not using a compass.


Corrected entry: Why did the cast have the sense to pack everything for their trip in the woods, yet throughout the film, no-one bothers to include any means of communication, such as a mobile phone or more likely a pager?


Correction: This is a question, not a mistake. For starters, they were students and may not necessarily have had the money to splurge on a cell phone in 1994. also, a pager wouldn't have done them any good, as they only receive pages, they don't send them. Finally, like so many people, the students didn't expect to get lost in the woods, so they didn't prepare for every contingency. Not very smart (just as not bringing a weapon is arguably unwise) but not a mistake.

JC Fernandez

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