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ChiChi

11th Aug 2009

Taken (2008)

Question: Is the Paris apartment used in Taken the same one as Jason Bourne's apartment in the Bourne Identity?

Answer: No.

GalahadFairlight

25th Dec 2005

Ben-Hur (1959)

Continuity mistake: Right before the chariot race, Sheik Ilderim is on Judah's left side, pointing out the spikes on Messala's wheels. There's a shot of the wheels and then back to Judah, where the Sheik is now on Judah's right side. Judah holds the Sheik's forearm as the fanfare starts. Then a long shot, showing the Sheik, now on Judah's left side again, and Judah removing his hand from the Sheik's forearm.

ChiChi

Question: What are the nuns doing to Marie de Tourvel when she is sick? What possible benefit did they feel it would have?

Answer: It looked to me like they were performing what is known as "cupping". "Cupping" is a branch of Chinese medicine where a cup (often heated, the so-called "fire cupping") is used to create a vacuum on certain areas of the skin, to simulate acupressure. It is said to relieve respiratory problems and muscular pains ad to stimulate the flow of life energy in the patient. How these French nuns came to know of and approve of the technique is another matter..

Twotall

5th Aug 2005

The Piano (1993)

Continuity mistake: When Stewart discovers Ada tried to send a message to Baines and bursts into the house, the view from inside the house shows a clear day outside. When he drags her out, it's now raining heavily.

ChiChi

28th Feb 2005

Cold Mountain (2003)

Question: Why does Bosie's (blonde Home Guard) nose bleed whenever there's shooting going on? It happens when he's at the Swanger's house and shoots the sons and again at the end when there's the big shootout with Inman.

Answer: Bosie is an Albino. One of the symtoms of Albinism (but only a very rare type) is unsusal bleeding which might include frequent nose bleeds. Gunfights clearly bring these on in him.

20th Feb 2005

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Continuity mistake: In the first few minutes of the movie, when Bonnie first goes out to meet Clyde, she 'clomps' down the stairs in obviously hard, heeled shoes. A few minutes later, as they're walking, she's now wearing soft, flat shoes.

ChiChi

10th Feb 2005

The Station Agent (2003)

Continuity mistake: When Emily meets Fin at the bar, she's wearing a sleeveless top and carrying a jacket. As soon as she sits down, she's suddenly wearing the jacket.

ChiChi

27th Jan 2005

Jurassic Park III (2001)

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Grant is holding the camera bag out the window in order to drop the eggs and get rid of them, the strap for the bag is hanging loosely. The shot changes to behind him and now the strap is bundled up into the fist holding the bag.

ChiChi

12th Jan 2005

Scrooged (1988)

Factual error: The address on Claire's business card reads 514 West 43rd St. When Frank gets there, the street sign is for 3rd St./900 East block. The sign on the building reads "9th Street Temporary Shelter". Along with these discrepancies, taking into consideration that 3rd St. may be the cross street, WEST 43rd would not cross 3rd St. EAST, as they are on opposites sides of Manhattan. Even if the '4' on the sign for 43rd St. were somehow obliterated, 514 still would not be on the 900 East block.

ChiChi

7th Jan 2005

House of Games (1987)

Continuity mistake: When Margaret smashes the glass in the frame, she bleeds onto the label of a file folder. In the next shot, the blood is on the folder and not on the label.

ChiChi

7th Jan 2005

House of Games (1987)

Continuity mistake: When Margaret is getting rid of the evidence of Billy Hahn visiting her, she crumples up the papers in his file and tosses them onto the file. The next shot showing her getting her gun out of the drawer, the paper is gone, then a different angle shows the large crumpled wad again, then again, a new angle shows an even bigger crumpled wad.

ChiChi

20th Nov 2004

Being There (1979)

Continuity mistake: When Chance has mistaken the bed controller for the remote control, the head of the bed rises and the pillows fall forward onto the unraised portion of the bed. When Rand and Chance leave the bedroom, the pillows are back up against the headboard as before.

ChiChi

2nd Oct 2004

Double Jeopardy (1999)

Factual error: When Libby tries to call the friend's house back after the 'resurrected' husband yanks the phone out of the wall, the tone she gets is fast beeping. That sound is the tone used when your phone hasn't been hung up properly. She should hear a ringing tone on her end since the phone she's calling is still in service.

ChiChi

17th Sep 2004

D.O.A (1988)

Continuity mistake: When Dexter is at the bar after the faculty party, he's not wearing glasses. After he speaks to Sydney and asks her to have a drink with him, he's suddenly wearing glasses.

ChiChi

19th Aug 2004

What A Girl Wants (2003)

Plot hole: When Daphne enters the fashion show by mistake, a guy in the audience says ' She can dump tea in my harbor anytime.' He couldn't know she's an American, she hasn't met him or spoken.

ChiChi

3rd Mar 2004

Matchstick Men (2003)

Question: How can Roy possibly be a smoker? He has OCD and is constantly cleaning the smallest of messes. The ashtray in his car was overflowing with butts.

Answer: OCD isn't about cleanliness, it's about obsession and compulsion (hence the name). Cleaning could be a compulsion in this case, though smoking could be as well (and probably is, with the amount of butts in the ashtray). If that's the case then the cleaning probably wouldn't apply to the ashtray, since all he'd be doing is smoking and cleaning it, which would limit his actions even further. It's a bit more complicated than that, but that's the basics.

Xofer

9th Feb 2004

Open Range (2003)

Continuity mistake: When Boss and Charley hide in the Marshall's office to wait out the storm, they pull the shades on the windows. After Baxter's men come in and Boss and Charley lock them up in the jail, the shades are back up on the windows.

ChiChi

4th Feb 2004

Flatliners (1990)

Question: When David drives up to see Winnie to apologize for his childhood behaviour, he drives up to the house through what looks like the woods. Does anyone know that area of IL (Bensonville) and why there would be no formal road leading to Winnie's house?

Answer: I don't know the area, but there is nothing unusual about a dirt road leading to a house, both my wife's parents and her brother have a long dirt road that leads to the house from a major road. It's common as the city or county doesn't usually have the budget to pave/maintain roads out past the city limits.

Grumpy Scot

27th Jan 2004

That Thing You Do (1996)

Factual error: When the boys go to the radio show in CA, the DJ says to the listeners to keep Saturday and Sunday, August 20th and 21st [1964] open. The 20th and 21st of August 1964 were a Thursday and a Friday.

ChiChi

12th Jan 2004

The Mummy (1999)

Question: No matter how many times I watch this, I don't count all 10 plagues. Do some end up on the cutting room floor?

Answer: The plagues stop when they 'destroy' the mummy's powers. The good guys are trying to stop the mummy before the death of the first-born plauge (which they suceed in doing, as Jonathan survives the movie), as well as preventing the mummy from becoming all powerful and impossible to destroy - which would happen after the tenth plague. Some of the plagues, too, could have been happening while the good guys are in Hamunaptra and therefore not experiencing them themselves, bringing the total of plagues experienced by the outside world closer to nine.

Kaite13

23rd Nov 2003

True Crime (1999)

Continuity mistake: Warren is shown ripping the locket from Amy's neck after he shoots her, yet when he throws the locket on the seat of the car, the clasp is not broken, as if Warren had removed it properly.

ChiChi

11th Nov 2003

Men in Black (1997)

Continuity mistake: After Kay neuralizes Jay the first time, Jay 'wakes' up in a restaurant and Kay hands Jay a card. He tells him to report to that location. The address can be seen written on the back on the bottom edge of the card. Jay flips the card over to read the address and it's still on the bottom edge of the card. When flipped, the address should now be on the top edge of the card.

ChiChi