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  1. Todd Christ

    Todd Christ Stunt Coordinator

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    what an incredibly fun site to check out!!! [​IMG]



    http://www.movie-mistakes.com/
     
  2. Jeffrey Noel

    Jeffrey Noel Screenwriter

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    Thanks Todd. That's a pretty cool site. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Boy, talk about being nitpicky!
     
  5. Hugh M

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    my favorites are becoming very unorganized and LONG because of posts like this.. [​IMG]
     
  6. Scott Weinberg

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    Yeah, solid site for us movie freaks!

    Most of the mistakes are indeed kinda nitpicky, but it's still fun to check'em out.
     
  7. Sean Conklin

    Sean Conklin Screenwriter

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    Excellent site, although I'm not sure I want to see the mistakes in my favorite films.
     
  8. RobR

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    I've visited that site in the past; however, I've avoided looking the ones for my favorite movies out of fear they might ruin the viewing experience for me. Besides, I could identify enough flaws in them without any help (such as the 6-inch missed punch in The Godfather).
     
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    Good site.

    -Mike
     
  10. Todd Christ

    Todd Christ Stunt Coordinator

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    thought i'd give this thread a "bump"...
    lots of new movie glitches [​IMG]
     
  11. David Von Pein

    David Von Pein Producer

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    Boy, many of these are nit-picky to the Nth degree! [​IMG]
    And this one from Airport 1975 is totally inaccurate, and not a "mistake" in the film at all .......
    The pilot of the small plane that ultimately collides with the big airliner is speaking with the control tower on his radio. The identification numbers on the wings of the small airplane are not the same numbers that the pilot uses to identify his plane in his conversation with the controllers.
    The registration # on a plane's wings/fuselage has nothing to do with the callsign/flight number. Therefore, Dana Andrews' flight, Baron Two-Three-Two Zulu, is not an error.
     
  12. David Von Pein

    David Von Pein Producer

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    Here's another silly one (that's not an error at all) .......
    Psycho (1960): In the beginning of the movie you see that Marion's underwear is white. When she undresses to take a shower at the Bates Motel her underwear is black.
    Wonder why somebody thinks this is a mistake.
    Marion, before making the decision to swipe the $40,000, goes home and has obviously changed her undergarments from the white ones to the black. In fact, we even see her changing clothes (and see the black bra), while the cash lies on the bed.
    This black vs. white thing is even covered in the very good featurette on the Psycho DVD. Hitchcock did this deliberately. He dressed Marion in white undies at the beginning; then switched to black, which is supposed to represent "good vs. evil". She's in black after she turns to the "dark side" [​IMG], and decides to swipe the loot.
     
  13. David Von Pein

    David Von Pein Producer

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    Here's one that states a scene that's not even in the film!! ........
    Grumpy Old Men (1993): In one of the practical jokes that the characters played by Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon play on each other, Lemmon's character puts a cat on the front seat of the Matthau character's car. He tells the cat to scratch up the front seat, which he does so bad the stuffing is coming out of the seat. But in the next shot of the front seat it's undamaged.
    This cat scene is not even in the movie!
    Perhaps they meant Grumpier Old Men.
    Anybody know if this scene is in the sequel? I'm not sure. But it sure as heck is not contained in the first film.
     
  14. David Von Pein

    David Von Pein Producer

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    I just remembered one from Close Encounters. .....
    As R. Dreyfuss is frantically chasing the UFOs in the middle of the night, he passes a road sign that indicates U.S. 40 passes through Muncie, Indiana, which it does not.
     
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    Jed M Cinematographer

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    One I thought of is Con Air where they crash land the plane on the Las Vegas Strip. I can't remember exactly how the sequence goes but I remember they tear off the Hard Rock Casino's Guitar and then proceed to crash into a Casino that is in the opposite direction, and then a few that are downtown (which is not the strip). Most people wouldn't care but people in Vegas knew how impossible that would be.
     
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    I visited that web site frequently. Unfortunately, the webmaster does not verify whether the goofs exist or not. Also, another problem I have is that many submitters use the actors' names instead of the characters' names.
     
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    In Ice Age, he nitpicked that the animals were not covered with snow while they were fighting...
    What happened to the biggest nitpick: Animals can't talk (or can they ?)
    I'm more of a www.MrCranky.Com guy....
     
  18. David Von Pein

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  19. David Von Pein

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    Another absolutely hysterical (to me) gaffe in a film occurs in 1951's The Thing From Another World. .....
    The humans are awaiting the arrival of "The Thing", to destroy it once and for all, when the beast bursts through the door, which has been nicely barricaded. The only problem is ..... the door opens outward, TOWARD the creature! So the neat little barricade of two-by-fours is completely senseless and useless! The angry alien simply opens the door, then breaks up the wood barrier like matchsticks! (Boy! What a security measure that was!)
     
  20. David Von Pein

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    My post above brings up another point ..... It's more-than-likely an error by filmmakers whenever you see a door that opens outward, rather than opening IN, toward the room you are exiting.
    It's very rare to have a door constructed so that it opens out. Imagine the accidents that'd be caused in hotel corridors if every room door opened into the hallways! [​IMG]
    Although I'm sure I've seen this done in some movies (not sure which ones, besides "The Thing..." as mentioned above).
     

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