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Corrected entry: During the crucifixion scene, Judas is shown to throw himself into a flame pit in the temple. Surely in accordance with the bible and long held belief he hanged himself.

Correction: Movies often make changes in the materials they are based on. The Bible itself has two conflicting accounts of Judas's death: According to Matthew 27.5, he hanged himself. According to Acts 1:18, he bought a field with the money he received for betraying Jesus and "falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.

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6th Feb 2007

Amelie (2001)

Corrected entry: When Amelie quizzes Nino on proverbs, she says "One swallow doesn't make a...", and Nino replies "Summer" according to the subtitles. But Nino actaully says "printemps", which means Spring.

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Correction: Subtitles do not always translate literally. This one gave an English expression equivalent to what was being said.

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19th Mar 2005

The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Corrected entry: The characters are traveling by train across mainland Europe. Suddenly, the train arrives at a British station. How would this have been possible in 1938, many years before the construction of the Channel Tunnel?

Correction: Then as now, trains could go on boats. (There is in fact a shot of a boat before the train reaches the station).

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30th Jul 2004

The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Corrected entry: Iris and Gilbert are locked in a compartment by Dr. Hartz. When Dr. Hartz returns a few minutes later, we see him in the corridor pause by the compartment door, then enter the adjoining compartment. Once inside, he unlocks the connecting door to go into the next compartment to check on Iris and Gilbert. At this point he leaves through the corridor door without unlocking it. (01:11:20 - 01:15:30)

Correction: It is only the connecting door between compartments that is locked, not the door to the corridor. Gilbert can't use it because, as he says, "we can't go that way; we'd be spotted." (Dr. Hartz doesn't think he needs to lock them in, as he thinks he has drugged them into unconsciousness.)

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30th Apr 2004

Wild Things (1998)

Corrected entry: When Ray and Sam are out on the boat near the end, and Sam swings the boat, we see Ray topple over the side. The camera cuts back to Sam smirking, and then back to Ray, who we see hanging on for dear life to a rope. He then manages to pull himself back up onto the boat. Wasn't this man shot in the shoulder only days before? How could he have mustered the arm strength needed to haul himself back on board?

Correction: The wound was quite superficial (as it ought to be, considering that it proves to have been self-inflicted to make his murder of the girl seem like self-defense).

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