kh1616

11th Mar 2015

The Omen (1976)

Continuity mistake: When Gregory Peck is driving the car to see the old priest, his hands on the steering wheel are very low down, but when the camera is higher up, Peck's right hand is on top of the steering wheel.

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Question: On the beach, Mr Scroggins carves Anna's name - Anna Muir - on the end of the wrong end of a wooden "fence" (it faces inland; so how on earth could captains at sea see her name as they pass by?) and what is the purpose of the wooden "fence"?

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Chosen answer: The scene takes place at a public beach where Anna and her mother go swimming and the fence may be connected to that. Anna is a small child and Mr. Scroggins carves her name where she can always easily see it, and it is far away from the water's edge. Of course, for the purpose of the movie, it was placed in such a way to be seen by the audience as a way to gauge the amount of time that is passing. It becomes worn and deteriorated over the years.

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Answer: Whether or not the carving was placed inland as a convenience for the audience to see it, it is still a mistake with regard to the dialogue indicating that persons at sea being able to read Anna's name on the post. To avoid the mistake, the scene should begun showing Mr. Scroggins on the seaward side of the post carving and the for the camera to pan around to show that he is carving the name "Anna Muir." The sea could still be in the background and the dialogue would then make sense.

agenthunter

21st Feb 2015

American Hustle (2013)

Continuity mistake: When Irving goes to see Carmine near the end of the film, his glasses start out being tinted, but when he takes them off, as Carmine hits and kicks him, the tint has gone; even outside they're tint-free.

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Continuity mistake: When Lucy is looking over Gull Cottage, for the first time, she opens the left window next to the telescope, but once outside, it's the right window that is left open.

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Trivia: In the opening scene, Alice - a young girl - lives on a farm with her parents/grandparents, and her mother/grandmother, standing at the back door, calls Alice in for dinner, and the voice has to belong to Ellen Burstyn. When Alice grows up, she is played by Ellen Burstyn.

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27th Dec 2014

The Wooden Horse (1950)

Revealing mistake: When there's a cave-in in the tunnel the POWs are building, you can hear, as the POW is tunnelling out of the cave-in, his trowel hitting the glass that separates him from the camera and crew.

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27th Dec 2014

The Wooden Horse (1950)

Factual error: When the two escapees from the POW camp are in the anchor room of the ship they are on, they leave the harbour and the pilot boat leaves them, but then the chain for the anchor goes out, but they are moving away from the port, why on earth would they be dropping the anchor? If anything they would make sure that all the chain is in the anchor room and the anchor would be on deck.

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Trivia: In this film, a contact of Bond's, Henderson, was played by the actor Charles Gray, and he was killed in the first ten minutes of the film. Then, four years later, in "Diamonds Are Forever", the same actor, Charles Gray, played Bond's nemesis, Blofeld, and Bond killed him because Blofeld killed Bond's bride, Tracy, in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." Blofeld was played three times - Donald Pleasance, Telly Savalas and Charles Gray; you couldn't get three more different actors; so odd to get a deceased good guy, Charles Gray, to play Blofeld four years later.

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15th Nov 2014

American Hustle (2013)

Question: How does Edith know Richie puts little curlers in his hair because his hair is naturally straight?

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Chosen answer: Because his hair looks comically unnatural. The only way to achieve the look is to use curlers.

BaconIsMyBFF

15th Nov 2014

Carrie (2013)

Factual error: In a flashback scene, Carrie's mother is giving birth in bed; there is blood, but no placenta or umbilical cord, which we can see when the mother picks up her baby and places her on her chest.

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7th Nov 2014

The Plains of Passage

Continuity mistake: On page 85, the first two lines. It's about the otter skin medicine bag. The book says, "the one she had brought with her from the Clan, the one Iza had given her." But when Ayla was pronounced dead by Broud, the new leader, her medicine bag was destroyed.

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4th Nov 2014

Thunderball (1965)

Continuity mistake: James comes up from seeing the plane on the seabed. The first thing he does - he has his back to us - is speak to the man, giving an order. But then we see James take the mouthpiece out of his mouth, which means he couldn't have spoken.

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Chosen answer: Bourne arranged to meet Conklin at Pont Neuf, then planted a tracking device on the surveillance van, which he followed back to the Treadstone safehouse.

Sierra1 Premium member

4th Nov 2014

Out of Sight (1998)

4th Nov 2014

Thunderball (1965)

Continuity mistake: When James goes to meet Largo, there is a woman swimming laps in the pool. When she is finished, her hair covers her ears and some of her face, but, in the next shot, her hair has been combed back, making her look presentable and beautiful.

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3rd Nov 2014

Out of Sight (1998)

Other mistake: Before the job, in the car, Don Cheadle, in the back seat, hands out a hacksaw, a ratchet and a pump-action shotgun, which he pumps before handing it over. The man taking the shotgun immediately pumps it again, which means it's been pumped twice, and a cartridge should have been ejected, but it wasn't. Or the gun's empty, in which case there was no point pumping it once, let alone twice.

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2nd Nov 2014

Modern Times (1936)

Other mistake: When Charlie and Paulette are being taken away to jail in a van, there are no more seats left - Charlie gave Paulette his seat - so Charlie has to stand. The view of the prison van is from the back of the van. At one stage we can see part of an arm, an elbow, beside Paulette, where there should be nothing but the end of the van.

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Continuity mistake: When the IMF team, plus a few more for protection, are in a helicopter, the protection team, two of them, plus Ethan, are hanging outside the helicopter, all strapped in, of course, but, suddenly, the door is closed and everyone is inside.

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28th Oct 2014

Goldfinger (1964)

Other mistake: Jill's sister wants to kill Goldfinger for killing Jill, but Oddjob kills her, using his deadly metal hat. Problem is: Jill has no signs of death, no decapitation, no broken neck, no blood, nothing.

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Continuity mistake: When James finds the Russian defector in his hotel bed, they kiss, a lot. Problem is: At first, she's wearing a generous amount of red lipstick, and when they finish, she is still wearing a generous amount of lipstick, and it is not smudged, which it should be, and James hasn't any lipstick on his face and mouth, which should be impossible - not even a smudge.

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