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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: In Geiger's house when Marlowe finds the hidden camera, we see a vase on the left of the fireplace and it's shadow falls directly behind it. Marlowe doesn't touch any light switches but later in the scene the lighting has changed and the shadow of the vase is now falling to the right of it. (00:22:45 - 00:23:35)

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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: The shades on the window that Marlowe kicks open to enter Geiger's house are a little less than one foot apart as he puts Carmen Sternwood onto the sofa. The next time we see them they're wide open even though no one has gone near them. (00:23:40)

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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: As Marlowe puts Carmen Sternwood onto Geiger's sofa there's a coat on the left arm rest. When he came into the room it wasn't there. (00:23:45)

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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Before Marlowe throws Carmen Sternwood onto Arthur Gwynn Geiger's sofa we see a close-up of his coat which is wet from the rain. Two shots later he takes out the camera hidden in the hollow sculpture and his coat is dry. (00:23:15)

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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Marlowe turns the page of Arthur Gwynn Geiger's diary and two pages on the left are sticking up. In the next shot all the pages are flattened out. (00:24:20)

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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Marlowe talks to Norris the Sternwood's butler at the front door and as he gets ready to leave he turns up his collar. In the next shot he turns up his collar again as he walks away (1945 Version on DVD). (00:27:45)

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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Marlowe goes into Geiger's house again to snoop around and he finds that Geiger's dead body has been removed. As he stands over the spot where the body was his shadow falls right on the bloodspot. In the next shot of him kneeling down and touching the blood stained carpet there's no shadow. (00:28:00)

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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: After Marlowe plops Carmen Sternwood onto her bed the lamp (on the left) moves over about two feet to the left in the next shot. (00:25:45)

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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Marlowe drives Carmen Sternwood home and when we first see her in the car she's facing the passenger side door. In the next shot we see her reflection in the rear view mirror and she's now facing Marlowe (1945 Version on DVD). (00:27:05)

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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: As Marlowe goes threw Arthur Gwynn Geiger's strong box, the horse on his desk moves closer to the phone between shots. (00:24:40)

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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Revealing mistake: As they stand talking in Carmen Sternwood's bedroom a very interesting studio reflection occurs when Lauren Bacall says, "she never remembers anyway". The reflection of her dark lipstick as she says this line can be seen moving on Bogart's right cheek. (00:26:25)

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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Visible crew/equipment: The shadow of a boom mike or some other large piece of equipment can be seen moving on the window shade above Marlowe's head as he prepares to leave Arthur Gwynn Geiger's house. (00:24:45)

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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: Marlowe looks at Arthur Gwynn Geiger's diary and his right thumb is covering the page he's reading. In the next shot his hand is moved to the right and not covering the page anymore. (00:24:15)

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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: To get his car, Marlowe walks back to Arthur Gwynn Geiger's house after bringing Carmen Sternwood home. No one has touched it but his car has moved closer to the for sale sign on the house across the street from Geiger's, where he parked it before. (00:19:35 - 00:27:20)

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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: After he brings her home from Geiger's house, Marlowe plops Carmen Sternwood onto her bed and both her hands are above her head. In the next shot her right hand is at her side. (00:25:45)

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Question: Was Dr. Hill a witch?

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Chosen answer: No, Dr. Hill was not a Satan worshiper. He was just Rosemary's first obstetrician, referred to her by a friend. However, her neighbors, the Castevettes, later convince her to instead go to their friend, Dr. Abe Sapperstein, who is a warlock.

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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: The mat on Arthur Gwynn Geiger's desk is flush with the edge of the desk when Marlowe snoops around in it. As he thumbs threw the codebook he doesn't go near the mat but in the next shot it's slid over the side of the desk. (00:24:10)

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6th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: As Marlowe prepares to leave Geiger's house the Buddha statue along with three other articles on the table in front of the fireplace move further apart throughout the scene even though no one goes near them. (00:23:25 - 00:24:45)

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5th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: The front door of the Sternwood's is in the first shot of the movie as Marlowe rings the door bell. The front of the door has just one indentation near the knocker, later we see the front door again as Marlowe brings Carmen home and now it has two indentations. (00:01:15 - 00:25:15)

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5th Feb 2007

The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuity mistake: When she first meets Marlowe, Lauren Bacall pours her drink and the flask on the liquor table moves to the left in front of the seltzer bottle between shots. (00:10:00)

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