The Wild Wild West

The Wild Wild West (1965)

8 mistakes in The Night of the Burning Diamond

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The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Revealing mistake: Artemus is sampling beef stroganoff from a pot on the stove. He then carries the kettle by its swinging handle across the room, tilting it just enough to reveal to the camera that it's really empty. (00:43:10)

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The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: Right before the second freeze frame, the invisible Midas knocks out Gordon who ends up on the floor at the foot of the staircase. Midas knocks out West who ends up on the floor at the foot of the staircase in the same spot where Gordon was, but who is no longer there.

The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: Before the third freeze frame when Midas is outside with West and Gordon, all the people around them are motionless. Midas suspends his flask above his left shoulder. The next camera shot shows the flask several inches lower. Then, the shot from behind Midas shows the flask suspended back to its original position above his left shoulder. During this outside scene, there was a slight breeze which caused both the curtains of the coach to move as well as the lady's lower dress (the one standing behind Midas). When the three move inside, the people suddenly "freeze", but the woman's cape is still slightly moving as well as the gentlemen on the screen's right. When they go into the gallery which houses the jewelry, the motionless actors are not as still as the ones who were outside.

The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: The scene right before the third freeze frame shows the iron gates slowly closing behind West and Gordon. There are three vertical rows of bars showing on each side of the gate. When Midas turns around and walks towards them, there is only one vertical bar showing on each side, and the gates have stopped closing.

The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: In the first scene, West and the Minister are viewing the Kara diamond encased in a transparent protective cube. As they walk to the window, in the background one can see the protective cube, however, the diamond is no longer there. The protective cube explodes revealing the diamond is missing - however, it was already missing before the cube exploded.

The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: Between the first and second freeze frames, an envoy from Washington is at the boxcar door. In the background, one can see somewhat large trees and a large size mountain. The train's close-up for this scene shows the trees and mountains at a much smaller scale.

The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: In the fight scene before the second freeze frame, as West is about to head down the staircase, his pants rip at the seam below the zipper. Throughout the fight, this rip does not show again.

The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Revealing mistake: In the fight scene before the second freeze frame during the fight scene, the splicing of the film is off because we see the stationary West shifting a few inches as Midas appears and disappears on the staircase in front of him.

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