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Trivia: There were a number of takes for the scene in which Jabba the Hutt captures Leia. Because the puppeteers working inside Jabba could not see Carrie Fisher properly, the operator for his tongue accidentally "licked" Carrie's face during several of these takes. Thus in the final footage, Leia turns away from Jabba in disgust the moment his tongue appears.

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22nd Jul 2006

Shopgirl (2005)

Continuity mistake: When Steve Martin is talking to Claire Danes (I forget the exact time; she's wearing a tan sweater, I remember), she's sitting on a bed. At one point, she leans forward. The very next shot is of Steve Martin standing in front of a mirror opposite the bed - and in that mirror, Claire Danes is sitting *back*.

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16th Jun 2006

The Book of the Dead

Continuity mistake: In chapter 63, Pendergast is mixing chemicals and accidentally spills a few drops of sulfuric acid on Smithback's hand. At the bottom of page 357 (of the hardcover edition), Pendergast grabs "a small box of baking soda, ripped off the top." In the very next paragraph, "Pendergast shook baking powder over the burn mark." Baking soda and baking powder are VERY different chemicals; the soda would have been the option for a burn, because it would neutralize the acid, while baking powder would do nothing. A simple but obvious error.

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Continuity mistake: When Charlie asks for the check in the restaurant, the check is brought and he reaches for it with his left hand. When Tony protests that he'd take care of the check, there is a shot from in front of Charlie and his *right* hand is trying to grab the check. It continues to switch between shots until Harriet grabs the check and pays for it herself.

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30th May 2006

Nightworld

Trivia: This book was originally published in 1992. It is the final book in the Adversary Cycle, describing the end of the world (a long story explained in the previous five books). However, one of the main characters, Repairman Jack (previously appearing in THE TOMB), has since had nine additional adventures that take place before this book. These nine books, LEGACIES, CONSPIRACIES, ALL THE RAGE, HOSTS, THE HAUNTED AIR, GATEWAYS, CRISSCROSS, INFERNAL, and most recently, HARBINGERS, all have Jack having much more involvement with the forces at work in the Adversary Cycle. A newly-revised edition of NIGHTWORLD is going to be released sometime this year (2006), with all of Jack's additional knowledge and experience making for new dialogue, new events, etc.

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Continuity mistake: After Tacy and Nicky have gone to Tacy's family with the long, long trailer, Nicky tries to park the thing in the family's driveway, breaking things and knocking things over. At one point, Tacy's uncle yells to Nicky - but he distinctly calls him "Ricky."

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11th May 2006

Saw (2004)

Question: What exactly happened to Dr. Lawrence in the end? He's crawled out of the room, sans foot and increasing amounts of blood, and Jigsaw makes his way out the same door less than a minute afterward.

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Chosen answer: Saw 3D/Saw VII shows what happens to Dr Lawrence in the end. He burned his foot on the pipes to stop the bleeding and got out, but 3 days later Amanda came to the bathroom and killed Adam by putting plastic over his face.

7th May 2006

The Tomb

Trivia: This book is titled "The Tomb", even though there was no tomb in it (except for a metaphorical reference to a fire-blackened building at one point). This was due to the publisher's wish that the book follow the success of F. Paul Wilson's previous book, "The Keep", by having a title preceded by "The" The book was originally going to be called RAKOSHI, after a major set of characters in it, and only retains the original title in a limited edition from Borderlands Press.

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3rd May 2006

Vlad (2003)

Continuity mistake: When Adrian is in his car, a thug climbs in and makes him drive at gunpoint. At one point, Adrian drives the car off route from where the thug wanted him to go, and he struggles briefly, throwing the gun at the window and shattering it. However, at the end of the chase, Adrian jumps out and runs away, and there's a quick shot of the thug opening his door and giving chase - and the window is fully intact now.

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3rd May 2006

Vlad (2003)

Factual error: How can a gun being *thrown at* a car window (as Adrian did with the thug's gun in the car chase sequence) possibly shatter the glass? No shots fired, no full body weight being thrown - just the gun.

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The Court Jester mistake picture

Continuity mistake: During the big swordfight with Ravenhurst at the end, Hawkins gets cornered by a row of candles. To show off, Ravenhurst slices through a candle near himself. Hawkins slices through the row to one-up him, and at first appears not to have cut them. Ravenhurst laughs, and then Hawkins blows at the candles, and they all fall apart, the cut bases angling downwards away from Hawkins. There's a shot of Ravenhurst being insulted, but then watch the candles in the next shot of Hawkins - the angled bases of the candles are all now *facing* him. A few of the cut-off pieces also reappear on the tabletop.

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9th Apr 2006

White Chicks (2004)

Continuity mistake: After Karen (Busy Phillips) tells off a longtime crush-turned-jerk, "Tiffany" (Marlon Wayans) comforts her. Tiffany puts (his) hands on the sides of Karen's neck and tells her a little line about "guys not seeing the beautiful thing right in front of them," or something to that effect. Watch the shots here carefully - facing Karen, Tiffany's hands are on both sides of Karen's neck. From the shot behind Karen, however, one of Tiffany's hands is on her shoulder. Both hands are back on her neck in the next shot.

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28th Mar 2006

Elmer Gantry (1960)

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Lulu Bains is prancing around in the dressing room, there is one steady shot of her. In this shot, as she moves around, the right strap on her outfit begins to slip off her shoulder. The shot ends by her side with the strap completely down her mid-bicep; however, in the very next shot, which is from the front, her right strap is back up, and it's her left strap which is halfway down. The print wasn't reversed to this effect, either.

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Continuity mistake: As Alex is walking up the hallway in the hospital at one point, watch carefully. As he first enters in one shot, he puts both of his hands in his pockets. In the very next shot his hands are still swinging by his sides, and then he puts them in his pockets again.

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27th Jun 2005

Kate & Leopold (2001)

Plot hole: How is it that Kate is completely dry when she is running to Leopold's house at the end of the film? The wormhole is somewhere in the air off the side of the Brooklyn Bridge, and so in theory once you come out of it, kerplunk.

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Trivia: When John and Jane are questioning their former apparent target near the end of the film, look carefully at the guy's shirt - it's the logo from another Brad Pitt film, Fight Club.

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Trivia: George Lucas purposely made the Darth Vader suit uncomfortable, heavy, and cumbersome. This way, as Hayden Christensen walks around in the armor (especially after first being put into it), his movements seem awkward - after all, Darth Vader isn't used to wearing it yet.

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Revealing mistake: The skull which Indiana forces under one of the wheels in the spiked room's ceiling has a very straight, clean-cut line through the cranium. It has none of the imperfections or signs of growth which would occur naturally; this is a very fake-looking skull.

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29th Dec 2004

Happy Gilmore (1996)

Continuity mistake: When Happy swings the club at the beginning (and astonishes the two men), watch his arms. In one shot, he's holding the club with both hands, and in the next, he's only using one arm.

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21st Sep 2004

Love Actually (2003)

Continuity mistake: After one of the interruptions (phone calls from her ill brother), Sarah and Karl sit on adjoining sides of her bed. In the wide shot of the two of them (closer to and facing Sarah), we can see Karl's hands are pressed together as if in prayer. However, in the following, slightly overhead shot, Karl is sitting with his hands in a different position.

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