Indy - Raiders continuity error or *magic*?

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  1. Jeff D

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    (I posted this oover at dvdtalk too...)
    I've searched the web and can't find any other listing for this, although I'm sure someone else has mentioned it....


    I can't beleive I never noticed this before, but with the DVD I did, and sure enough it's been there all along...

    Just got the DVDs and started to watch Raiders when I noticed something odd that I've never seen before...


    When Indy is in the classroom the last two sections of students closest to the window in the front row are:
    [woman / man] [woman / woman (with LOVE YOU)] (wall w/window)

    The woman with "love you" on her eyelids is in the last seat next to the window.
    When she blinks, she doing some pretty powerful magic trick..
    She makes the guy two seats over disapper, she then teleports herself into his seat.
    To avoid detection she moves another woman into her vacated seat.

    new front row looks like...
    [woman / woman (love you)] [woman / woman] (wall w/window)

    How have I missed this for the past 20 some years? I usually spot these errors when blinking (hey more blinking! nope, nothing happened here).
     
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    Was it your first time seeing Raiders in widescreen? That could explain it.
     
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    Second from bottom on the IMDB goofs link:
     
  6. Galen_V

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    My favorite Indy goof is how the X in the library in Venice magically appears when he goes up the stairs, yet it is not there when it is on the ground.
     
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    "If you look hard enough, almost every movie has at least one goof."

    Here one for you - while watching Oceans 11 the other day I noticed this goof....

    While Brad Pitt and Matt Damon are talking waiting to Tess to come down the stairs Brad is eating shrimp cocktails wuith a napkin wrapped over his forearm.With each cut,it switches back and forth - hes eating from a glass and then a plate. Back a forth it goes a few times.
     
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    Watching Temple of Doom last night, I noticed a goof.

    At the start of the film, when the car drives into the airport and is met by Dan Ackroyd, he says something like "I got the message from your assistant, I have secured three seats on this flight".

    Now, how did Short Round know to get THREE seats, given he wouldn't have known about Willie until they jumped into the car, and after that I really doubt they stopped in the middle of the chase to call Ackroyd.

    Or perhaps that's magic too. Mystical psycic powers of communication?
     
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    Here's one I noticed in the Matrix Reloaded. In the freeway chase scene where Morpheus jabs his sword into the side of the truck to pick up the keymaker, he is leaning over the side of the truck on his belly when he first inserts the sword, so it could only be down as far from the top as the length of his arm. The very next scene, he jumps down and stands on it, and it is clearly as far down as the entire length of his body, near the bottom of the truck. Later when he grabs it to fight the agent, it's back up at the top of the truck!
     
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    I belive shortround knew to get 3 seats because Indy friend,the waiter who ended up being shot in the nightclub was the third passanger.
     
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    Interesting thread, but Spielberg was married and left her for the whiney women. Insert blond joke here ___________
     
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    I found another mistake in Raiders that isn't at IMDB. When Indy rescues Marion at her bar, his gun changes several times before he actually switches weapons. He starts off firing his revolver, and depending on the angle he is either firing the revolver or the .45 Auto. At one point he's actually shown putting away the revolver and switching to the .45, but before that he was magically switching back and forth.
     
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    I rewatched the film again today, and it looked to me like the floor was all green when he comes back down, except for a red border. I'll look closer to see if there are any different hue's that mark an X, but the floor definately changes.
     

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