kh1616

2nd Mar 2014

Avatar (2009)

Question: How come Trudi sometimes needs an oxygen mask but mostly doesn't - I can understand her not needing one (apparently, there is a glass partition between her and the rest of the helicopter; so whoever is with her has to wear masks, as they are behind the glass partition. But at one stage, Trudi and Norm are up front and Jake and Grace are behind them, and none of them are wearing masks - is the glass partition movable? And during the battle scene, you can see a bullet hole in Trudi's helicopter glass - shouldn't she need a mask now, as the outside air is getting in? Finally, how come Trudi needs a mask just after the home tree is destroyed and she and Norm and Jake and Grace (who was shot and is dying) escape and head for the Tree of Souls? What makes this time so special?

kh1616

Chosen answer: The cabin on the Aerospatiale SA-2 Samson is pressurised, and there are two sealed doors with windows separating it from the open cargo area. There are actually four seats in the cabin which is why Jake and Grace don't need masks. The cabin pressure is slightly higher than the atmosphere (+0.3 psi) which means that if there is a small rupture in the hull or canopy (such as a bullet hole) the oxygen will leak out rather than toxic gas leaking in.

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Orpheus in the Undergrowth - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, the girls have one wheelbarrow out of the Land Rover, with a few tools in it, but after they say hello to Julia, they suddenly have two wheelbarrows out of the Rover and a lot of tools in both of them.

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Three Legs Good - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: The first time the girls park outside Helena's place, they park further away from Helena's red door, as does the motorcycle in front of them - both of them park outside a blue door. But when Helena opens her red door, the Rover and motorcycle are right outside.

kh1616

24th Feb 2014

Rosemary & Thyme (2003)

Racquet Espanol - S3-E7

Other mistake: When Rosemary is bitten by a spider, Laura says how pretty it was, with red and black stripes on its abdomen. Problem is: we don't get to see its abdomen - Rosemary wipes it away with her hand - and all we saw was black, no red in sight.

kh1616

24th Feb 2014

Rosemary & Thyme (2003)

16th Feb 2014

Schapelle (2014)

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, Schapelle checks the boogie bag in in the check-in counter. Then she's seen carrying it over her shoulder. Then a baggage handler takes it away from the check-in counter.

kh1616

16th Feb 2014

Aliens (1986)

16th Feb 2014

Aliens (1986)

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, when they find the colonists, they have IDs under their skins, but on the read-out there's only about 6 of them, when there should be about 100 of them. Later, on the read-out, we see the right amount of IDs.

kh1616

16th Feb 2014

Airport (1970)

Question: Near the end of the film, the plane stuck on the ground is pressurised before it can move out of the way. Why is it pressurised if it's on the ground and not in the air?

kh1616

Chosen answer: Patroni isn't referring to the cabin pressure, he says to "pressurize the manifold" - part of the engine start procedure of a Boeing 707, which I believe involves a ground crew pumping gas (nitrogen?) from a cart into the intake manifold.

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Pressurize - as in the manifold, to turn on bleed air from the APU - on board Auxiliary Power Unit - a small jet engine that provides electrical and pneumatic air to operate aircraft systems including starting engines.

16th Feb 2014

Alfie (1966)

Continuity mistake: When Alfie helps a woman out with a doctor, it's raining, but when Alfie goes outside the rain has stopped and there's no water on the ground.

kh1616

16th Feb 2014

Arbitrage (2012)

Continuity mistake: Near the end, Robert and Jimmy are at an outdoor cafe, drinking coffee; Robert raises up his cup, but, in the next shot, the cup is down again, on the table.

kh1616

The Silence of the Lambs mistake picture

Continuity mistake: At the graduation ceremony, a woman cuts a slice of cake and passes it to someone and then, without slicing the cake again, she somehow has another slice to pass to someone else.

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Suggested correction: She actually hands the person an empty clear glass dish (the kind used to serve the first piece of cake); the person must have wanted the dish to get something else, not cake.

KeyZOid

16th Feb 2014

Rosemary & Thyme (2003)

Orpheus in the Undergrowth - S2-E2

Plot hole: When Jeremy stopped to drink his water, which turned out to be vodka and which killed him via a heart attack, why did he hide himself away, surrounded by plants and only found by his mobile ringing? And why would he put the lid back on the bottle in the throes of a heart attack?

kh1616

7th Feb 2014

Devil's Pond (2003)

Revealing mistake: When Tara Reid is being slapped around, pushed and tossed out of the cabin, we can see that it's a stunt double, by the dark hair at the front where the white wig has slipped back, exposing the double's dark hair.

kh1616

Continuity mistake: Right at the end, the insurance man gives Charlotte Jewel Mayhew's letter and in the next shot of him, his hands are empty. But in the following shot he's holding the letter again.

kh1616

Continuity mistake: When Charlotte shoots Drew, her hair is in plaits that are on top of her head, but as time progresses so does her hair. When they are disposing of the body, her hair is down; and when she enters the house, it is completely down and brushed out.

kh1616

Continuity mistake: Near the end, Velma wants to take Charlotte away from Miriam and Drew; Velma handles the needle and syringe on the bedside table and puts them at the back, but when Miriam comes back the needle and syringe are back in their original spot.

kh1616

Question: I've been puzzling over this for decades: who smashes the mirrors in the music room? Is it Charlotte, in a drug-induced state - that would explain the marks on her arm, pretty bad ones, too - but she loves the house, she wouldn't hurt it? Or is it Drew, and they - he and Miriam - imply she did it, to make Charlotte think she's crazier than she already is? It can't be Miriam - she was in bed, asleep.

kh1616

Plot hole: The local newspaperman points out Miriam to the insurance man before she gets out of the car, and the car is across the street - there's no way he could know it was her before she got out of the car.

kh1616

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Suggested correction: Of course he could have known her car, and since her husband was dead, who else would be in it?

Miriam didn't have a husband and Charlotte says in the film that she rented the car for Miriam.

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