Best movie continuity mistakes of 1972

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The Godfather picture The Godfather mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Sonny is shot at the toll booth the front windshield is torn apart by bullets yet when the bodyguards arrive thirty seconds later, the windshield is intact. (01:53:20)

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Suggested correction: Look again, the broken windows you are seeing are from the side windows, the windscreen was shot out entirely.

The screenshot shows the windscreen is intact after being shot out.

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Continuity mistake: After the opening sequence, Hylda Baker goes into her house carrying a natural straw shopping bag. When she appears inside the house, the bag has turned into a bright red patterned one.

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Continuity mistake: When Giorgio leaves Robin and Nicholas' table during the breakfast scene at the hotel, Nicholas has his hands clasped together, but in the very next shot he has his arms crossed.

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Continuity mistake: When Lawrence Olivier and Michael Caine are playing snooker, Olivier pots the black. There is then a wide shot, with the black visible again on its spot. The next shot is a close up of Olivier picking the black ball from the pocket and replacing it on the table.

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Continuity mistake: At the airport Howard stands in front of a departure sign that says local time is 11:08, yet just a few minutes later Eunice tells Mr. Larabee that it's 12:05.

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Continuity mistake: Near the end of "The Lees of Old Virginia," Richard Henry Lee is seated on a water fountain, and then stands up. In the following shot from behind, he is back on the fountain and stands up again.

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Continuity mistake: When Mr Bernard pulls Miss Banks' dress he throws it behind her. When she runs to her office she is holding the dress in her hand.

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Frenzy picture

Continuity mistake: Watch the bar scene about ten minutes from the start of the film. The barmaid is holding 2 pints, but note how the froth disappears when the shot changes as they are placed on the bar.

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Continuity mistake: The protagonist is weilding his karate skills against the crooked cops in the final fight scene. One of his foes is wearing a white fishing cap. Superfly belts him and knocks of the cap, there is a cut and then the cap is on again. The cap is on and then off again twice more in the same fight scene.

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Continuity mistake: When the apes are breaking into the command post, just as Breck says "Shoot them! Shoot them all!", the door is about half sliced down. A few shots later, the door is almost entirely sliced down with no time to do so. (01:13:25)

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Continuity mistake: Watch the hotplate in the café scene before Mike puts the sausages in the oven. You can see that on the left hand side of the hotplate there is a large portion of fried egg white, but when we see Mike putting the sausages in the oven, the egg white has changed into a fried egg.

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Continuity mistake: When Arthur and Olive go upstairs for an 'early night' and Arthur finds the tennis balls sewn on the back, Olive calls Mum upstairs when he complains. Both Mum and Stan then come upstairs all dressed ready for bed, when they were just downstairs in their normal clothes.

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Continuity mistake: Burt is lying at the bank with broken leg flesh dangling. Next shot different angle, not dangling, then dangling again.

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Continuity mistake: As Allen is preparing for his blind date, he knocks almost everything off the second shelf of the medicine cabinet, while trying to control the hair dryer. When the camera changes position, however, it's all back on the shelf. (00:21:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Tintin and the two kids are escaping from the submarine lair, the water level keeps changing. It's supposed to be more and more high, but it's lower in some shots.

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Continuity mistake: After Bruce Lee kills Chuck Norris, he walks back and picks up Chucks Gi and Obi (karate shirt and karate belt). The belt is hanging and dragging on the floor but as Bruce walks from behind a column, the Obi appears to be folded properly.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the film when Oliver Reed is in the Range Rover and ramming the Hillman Avenger, watch the number plate of the Avenger. It switches repeatedly between a 'K' suffix and a 'J'.

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Dracula A.D. 1972 picture

Continuity mistake: When Johnny Alucard stumbles into the bathroom you can see that the bath hasn't got its plug in, yet when he falls into it and turns the shower on it rapidly fills up with water and drowns him.

Paul Bessant

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