Brenda Elzin

2nd Oct 2003

Tombstone (1993)

Corrected entry: After Wyatt obtains his 25% stake from the Oriental, he is seen walking over to his brothers and putting his cigar in his mouth. The camera angle changes and he is now seen putting his arms around his brothers shoulder's and the cigar is now in his left hand. (00:21:40)

MCKD

Correction: With the cigar in his left hand, Wyatt takes a drag as he descends the steps of the Oriental and is approaching his brothers from behind. When he reaches them, the cigar is correctly in his left hand when he touches Morgan on his shoulder.

Brenda Elzin

2nd Oct 2003

Tombstone (1993)

Corrected entry: When Wyatt's younger brother tells Doc that they have a stake in the Oriental, he is seen putting his cigar in his mouth. The camera angle changes and the cigar is now seen back in his hands.

MCKD

Correction: Morgan actually tells Doc they've acquired a Faro game (he doesn't say where). Also, the cigar is unlit and it is common to put an unlit cigar in your teeth and remove it (which he does while the camera is focused on Doc), whether because he was simply chewing the end or whether he realized it was unlit.

Brenda Elzin

2nd Oct 2003

Tombstone (1993)

Corrected entry: During the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Ike Clanton is seen running into a store, grabbing the sheriff's gun, and then breaking the window and window frame so he could shoot at the Earp's and Doc Holliday. When the camera angle changes you see the window frame intact and when the camera angle changes again the frame is broken again. (01:15:35)

MCKD

Correction: The panes of glass (of which there are many) are broken throughout the fight and none of them are "restored" at any point in this sequence.

Brenda Elzin

28th Jul 2005

Tombstone (1993)

Corrected entry: During the scene in which the boy pretends to shoot the Earps and Doc Holiday as they walk to the OK Corral, the first camera shot shows that the ground is completely dry. The shot changes and there is a large puddle of water close to Wyatt. (01:00:10)

Correction: There is no "large puddle of water". There is a patch of ground that is slightly more damp than the surrounding area.

Brenda Elzin

2nd Jun 2009

Up (2009)

Corrected entry: When Carl first takes off with his house, you can see the front porch, as we see the house lift off from the retirement home workers' POV. Russell is nowhere to be seen, yet he knocks on Carl's door after they are flying high in the air.

blitzy1214

Correction: Russell said he was hiding under the porch. He obviously hadn't climbed onto the porch at that point.

Brenda Elzin

Incorrect, we get multiple shots of the underside of the house before Carl finds him, and he's not there.

6th Jun 2009

Up (2009)

Corrected entry: The first time Kevin chokes on Carl's cane, he spits it out and it is wet and slobbery. A few camera shots later, Carl picks it up and it is perfectly dry.

Correction: Just because it is not dripping with saliva, does not mean it is "perfectly dry".

Brenda Elzin

6th Jun 2009

Up (2009)

Corrected entry: When Russell makes the tent for Carl, he says, "This is for you." And when he says this, there is a strange red mark on his left eye. The tent flies away, and the mark is gone.

Correction: The red mark is from a tie down that slapped him in the face. It was a temporary "sting" mark that fades away quickly.

Brenda Elzin

15th Nov 2003

Tombstone (1993)

Corrected entry: After the shootout at the OK Corral, there's a shot of a bell tolling. But the sound of the tolls is out of sync with the movement of the bell.

Krista

Correction: If you've ever actually watched a large bell tolling, you would see that the sound resonates while the bell is swinging back the other way. So, there is no audio mistake here.

Brenda Elzin

5th Apr 2005

Tombstone (1993)

Corrected entry: Fred White, the town marshal, is portrayed as an old man with white beard. In reality, he was only 31 years old when Curly Bill shot him.

Twotall

Correction: As noted in several other corrections here, the facts are adjusted in several areas to accommodate the filmmakers' artistic license. In the commentary, we learn that they chose to have an aged Marshall White to accentuate the cowardice of the young Sheriff Behan, who forces White to confront the opium-crazed Curly Bill which leads to his death.

Brenda Elzin

29th May 2009

Up (2009)

Corrected entry: When we are first introduced to Dug, he says "Squirrel!" and looks away. Squirrels aren't native to South America.

Correction: It's a joke! Dug is a dimwitted dog and his attention is easily distracted, as he formerly chased squirrels before they floated to South America.

Brenda Elzin

17th Aug 2007

Open Season (2006)

Corrected entry: When Shaw is on the ground near the end of the movie, a rabbit runs at him with a spoon. The spoon is facing inwards, yet Shaw's reflection is right-side up. (Slow motion may help.)

Douglas Leathem

Correction: I watched this entire sequence in slow motion (even though, if you need to watch it in slow motion to see it, it's not really a mistake). The reflection, fleeting as it is, is accurate.

Brenda Elzin

17th May 2008

Tombstone (1993)

Corrected entry: In the scene toward the end of the shootout at the O. K. Corral, Texas Jack and Creek Johnson are shown walking over a large video or sound dish used by the crew as they back into the street. Wyatt then joins Doc to walk away.

Correction: It's a hatbox, on its edge. It's not a piece of movie equipment.

Brenda Elzin

10th Apr 2005

Tombstone (1993)

Corrected entry: During the end credits, we are shown the Earps and Holliday walking down the streets of Tombstone. They are all wearing coats in the long shot, but in the first close-up of Virgil his coat is missing. You can see the tip of his shoulder and he is wearing just a white shirt and a vest.

Twotall

Correction: It's sunlight, not a white shirt. The shadow from his hat only goes so wide. You're seeing the sunlight.

Brenda Elzin

29th Mar 2008

Tombstone (1993)

Corrected entry: In the scene where Virgil Earp hits Ike Clanton on the head with his pistol (following Ike Clanton accusing Doc Holliday of cheating), Ike gets his guns from the barkeep. But earlier in the film when the brothers first become lawmen, they make the rule that no one can carry guns in town. They are supposed to turn their guns over to the marshal upon entering town, not the barkeep.

Correction: The Ordnance doesn't specifically limit surrendering the guns to the marshals. It was common practice to place guns in the custody of the bartenders, especially since the marshals were not usually in their office/jailhouse the majority of the time.

Brenda Elzin

2nd Oct 2003

Tombstone (1993)

Corrected entry: When Curly Bell shoots the marshal he is seen with his gun in his right hand, Wyatt is then seen hitting him over the head and as he falls to the ground the gun is nowhere to be seen.

MCKD

Correction: There is a gun at the Marshall's feet (the one Curly Bill held in his left hand) and Bill is still holding a pistol in his right hand when Wyatt cold-cocks him and he falls onto his right side. Then Behan steps in and crouches over the Marshall and obscures the gun from our sight.

Brenda Elzin

21st Mar 2002

Tombstone (1993)

Corrected entry: In the scene where Curly Bill is outside shooting in the air, marshal Fred White goes outside to try to disarm him. Immediately after Curly Bill shoots Fred White, the wire triggering the blood to spurt out of his shirt is quite obvious coming out the lower portion of his left leg (you can see the wire and the pant leg stand out from his body).

Correction: No, there is no such wire. I've watched this in slow-motion and zoomed in on the actor's leg. The pant leg is wide, but there is no wire. The device is strapped to his chest, not his leg, and is operated by a remote control. There is no mistake here.

Brenda Elzin

26th Aug 2003

Tombstone (1993)

Corrected entry: The movie shows Frank McLaury being the last one killed during the gunfight. Actually, Billy Clanton was the last one to die. After Frank was killed, Billy got off his last shot, the one that caught Morgan in the shoulder. (01:16:16)

Correction: Several of the chronological events are compressed or switched around, by the filmmakers, using creative license to tell the story in a dramatic and coherent manner. The movie is "based on true events"; it never represents itself to be the end-all-and-be-all historical account.

Brenda Elzin

2nd Jun 2009

Twilight (2008)

Corrected entry: When Victoria is at Bella's prom, she should have massacred everyone. (Edward says in the movie, 'When we taste human blood, it starts a frenzy.')

Correction: Corrected several times already. Obviously, vampires CAN control themselves when they wish to. Victoria was there to observe Bella and plot her revenge for James' death. She wasn't there to "start a massacre."

Brenda Elzin

28th Aug 2003

Tombstone (1993)

Factual error: During the gunfight in the lot behind the OK Corral, Tom McLaury is firing a six shooter at Doc just before Doc fires his shotgun in the air to scare Tom's horse away. The mistake is that Tom McLaury wasn't armed during the actual gunfight. He was shot by Doc while he was reaching for the rifle he had stored in his saddle. (01:14:58)

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Suggested correction: The events have been intentionally adjusted by the filmmakers to create a coherent and entertaining movie. It's based on true events; it's not a day-to-day account of the events of 1880 through 1882. Artistic license does not constitute a movie mistake.

Brenda Elzin

Changing facts in historical material does constitute factual mistakes, whether anybody wants to call them that or not.

It really depends on the degree to which the film-maker alters the facts, and whether that alteration is glaring or changes the story line. For most, it doesn't. Tom got shot and Doc shot him. There is an implicit duty of the audience to "suspend disbelief" - an acknowledgment that it is impossible to get every small detail correct.

24th Jun 2002

Tombstone (1993)

Corrected entry: In the scene where Ringo (Michael Beihn) and Doc Holliday (Val Kilmer) are insulting each other at the casino. We see a shot of Wyatt's right hand under the card table reaching for a gun conveniently hidden ready to shoot Ringo in the balls. In the next shot we see Wyatt still has his right hand as well as his left on the table holding cards.

Correction: Wyatt reaches under the table with his right hand to position the mounted gun at Ringo. Then he returns his hand to the table top to appear nonchalant. He reaches under the table a second time before the confrontation is over. There is no mistake here - he moves his hands several times during the scene.

Brenda Elzin

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