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17th Jan 2005

General questions

What was the first movie to be shot in colour?

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Chosen answer: The first feature-length color film was The World, the Flesh, and the Devil, in Kinemacolor, it premiered in London in 1914.


Continuity mistake: Ms Froy's writing on the window has changed position when Iris spots it later.

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Deliberate mistake: Riccardo is a stowaway on the ship, but he was standing on the dock when it pulled away.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Groucho enters the rehearsal area, the shadow of the camera is visible behind him.

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20th Dec 2004

Duck Soup (1933)

Continuity mistake: Harpo squirts the lemonade seller with lemonade, but seconds later his shirt is completely dry.

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Trivia: Elwood never takes off his sunglasses at any point in the movie. Likewise, Jake never takes off his hat.

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Suggested correction: He pulls his sunglasses off in front of Carrie Fisher at the very end of the movie.

It's Jake that pulls his sunglasses off in front of Carrie Fisher, not Elwood.


Elwood swaps his sunglasses for safety specs at his workplace when he quits his job. DVD release only.

3rd Jun 2004

The Birds (1963)

Revealing mistake: The birds that attack the schoolchildren have no shadows. (01:13:40)

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Question: Is it ever specified in this movie or in any of the books or biographies written about the Blues Brothers exactly where, when or how Jake dies?

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Chosen answer: No. We only know that he died sometime during his jail term. There's no more explanation after that.

Gavin Jackson

15th May 2004

Ghostbusters (1984)

Continuity mistake: In the first scene the librarian is pushing a cart of books. In one shot both her hands are gripping the back but in the next shot her left hand is holding the top shelf. (00:00:50)

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27th Apr 2004

Les Visiteurs (1993)

Revealing mistake: When Godefroy first wakes up in the forest, you can see a branch on the ground next to him move where the cameraman treads on it.

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19th Apr 2004

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Starsky & Hutch mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Starsky and Hutch first visit Reese the drink that Hutch is given changes from being in his hands to being on the table next to him several times. (00:20:40)

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Question: When's the movie set?

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Chosen answer: Present day (ie early '80s).

J I Cohen

Question: We see the band in jail with the Blues Brothers at the end. Why did the band get arrested?

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Chosen answer: Forgetting any "conspiracy to" offences that they would commit by just being around the brothers, don't forget they also pretended to be the Good Ol' Boys and drove away without paying, more than enough to send them down for a while.

David Mercier

Technically they could plead ignorance, only Jake and Elwood have committed crimes,.

Continuity mistake: When Giosue comes out of his hiding place at the end he opens the door only wide enough to slide through. When he walks away the door is fully open.

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Continuity mistake: After Sir Lancelot has gone on a rampage at the wedding party, the bride is first seen with a clean face. Then in the close-up she has loads of bright red Pythonesque blood coming from her mouth and running onto her chin. In the next shot, the blood has disappeared again.

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22nd Mar 2004

Amelie (2001)

Continuity mistake: When Amélie goes into the grocer's apartment for the first time, there is a close-up shot of her unlocking the door. The sleeve you see in this shot is completely different from the shirt she's wearing when she steps inside.

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Audio problem: At Marlowe's funeral, the sound of the choir boys' voices is a line or so ahead of what their lips are singing.

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Trivia: As Harry enters Prof. Dumbledore's study, a portrait of Gandalf the Grey (from "The Lord of the Rings" books) is included in the collection of the great wizard paintings. It is above the door frame and slightly to Harry's right. (01:13:55)

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18th Feb 2004

The Simpsons (1989)

Two Dozen and One Greyhounds - S6-E20

Continuity mistake: There are twenty-six puppies eating from their bowls in the kitchen. As the title suggests, there's meant to be twenty-five.

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18th Feb 2004

Big Fish (2003)

Trivia: If you look at the line with all the shoes on it, third from the left is a pair of ruby slippers.

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