www.translingua.com.mx

19th Nov 2007

Atonement (2007)

Corrected entry: In the approach to Dunkirk, Robbie is carrying a pistol, complete with webbing holster. He has no rifle and is carrying a bayonet on his haversack, presumably not having the usual belt frog to carry it more easily. As a Private (this is emphasized in the dialogue) in an infantry regiment, he'd have carried a rifle and not a pistol. Although he might have acquired the pistol during the retreat, he's less likely to have changed his webbing order to match. This may be a deliberate directorial choice. The dialogue emphasizes his natural "officer qualities", and that his prison record has prevented him from becoming one. The wearing of officer's equipment, even if historically inappropriate, also reinforces this and distinguishes him from his comrades.

www.translingua.com.mx

Correction: It is quite possible that Robbie would be carrying a pistol with appropriate webbing, even though only a private. One commander of a BEF battalion complained that one third of his soldiers were "only armed with pistols" in 1940. Usually this happened when the unit was a motorcycle or armoured unit being used as infantry. Individual privates, eg drivers or despatch riders, might also be equipped with pistols.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Mary the mother of Jesus cleans with white clothes the copious blood spread on the Pretorium is peculiarly red showing no traces of the normal biological process of coagulation and condensation in that season of the year (pesach or Jewish Easter) as shown in Lee White's hematology tests. No coagulation can be seen in the scene despite the amount of blood.

www.translingua.com.mx

Correction: It's the blood of Christ. It's special. Especially in Catholic circles like that of the director.

31st Dec 2009

50 First Dates (2004)

Correction: Nope. She would simply think it was a little irregular this month. Extremely common.

Phixius Premium member

27th Jan 2008

The Bucket List (2007)

Corrected entry: SPOILER: In the film's final scene, Thomas has made it to the mountaintop, and although it's supposed to be extremely cold, and even though he's bundled up to the hilt, there's not the slightest hint of steam emanating from his mouth or nose when he breathes.

www.translingua.com.mx

Correction: Visible breath has not so much to do with cold as it has to do with air humidity. Both have to be just right for breath to appear as vapour. At the top of the Himalayas, it is so cold that the air humidity is next to nil, therefore no breath is visible.

Twotall

19th Nov 2007

Atonement (2007)

Correction: Robbie wasn't conscripted [forced into service], he was offered parole in exchange for joining the army. He was a free man once he entered the army.

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.