Best movie mistakes of 2008

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Horton Hears a Who picture

Factual error: When Horton first crosses the bridge he breaks all of the planks. Then at the end when the angry mob goes to get him, they seem to have crossed the fully broken bridge to get to the other side.

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Continuity mistake: When Toorop gets Aurora to New York, the back windows of the cab they are riding in are clear, normal windows. But when they get to the apartment and get out of the cab, the back windows are suddenly tinted.

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Factual error: A woman is shown receiving electroshock treatment ("ECT") in a hospital scene which took place in 1928. Although chemicals were used to induce seizures in psychiatric treatments at the time, the use of electricity for the purpose was not discovered until 1937 and not used in the United States until 1940.

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Continuity mistake: When Captain Jack Wander is handcuffed to the stairs, in the first shot you can see that the handcuffs aren't all the way clasped. When you see him from a different angle, they are clasped all the way.

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Continuity mistake: When Morris is drunk and the dean of the school almost hits him, the first shot shows him with a cigarette dropping from his mouth, but in the next shot from the side the cigarette is still in his mouth.

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Revolutionary Road picture

Factual error: The globe that April shows to the children is post-1992: Czechoslovakia is divided into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and Germany is united instead of being divided into Eastern and Western Germany.

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Continuity mistake: When Skeeter arrives at his sister Wendy's house, he walks into the kitchen and meets Patrick and Bobbi. He says he has some presents for Bobbi, and Patrick turns around and leans his arm on the back of the chair. In the next few shots his arms keeps moving from resting on the back of the chair to down in his lap.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening scene when Oz is brought in to be fired, he first approaches the desk and before he sits down, is standing in between the desk and the chair. In the reverse shots from behind him, he is standing behind the chair, not in front of it. (00:01:45)

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Factual error: The basketball rims used in the movie are of the modern basketball era with "breakaway" rims. Such a rim was not used until after 1979, when Darryl Dawkins broke his first backboard in a game against the Kansas City Kings in November 1979.

Frank Scialdone

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Factual error: Saif Ali Khan and Akshay Khanna are able to perform drifts in their final race; however Saif's car does not even have breaks. Akshay would not want to break because he believes the car has a bomb in it, so for them so be able to perform these drifts is not possible.

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Visible crew/equipment: During the chase through the jungle, the hand-held camera operator and stills photographer are visible on the left side of the frame. (01:06:30)

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Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death picture

Continuity mistake: As Gromit tries to get to the window with the bomb, he is stopped by being hit hard with a large metal oven paddle which swings in from his front right side. When we see Piella holding it, there is a Gromit-shaped dent in it, but it is dented the wrong way, bulging outward on the side he was hit with instead of indented.

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Continuity mistake: When Kate is speaking with the angel of the Sculptor in the grocery store about what her mission is, during most of the conversation there is a woman behind the Sculptor cleaning and organizing the orange juice. After the conversation when the shot shows the Sculptor descending into heaven, all the juice jugs that were on the floor are on the shelf and the woman cleaning is no longer there.

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Visible crew/equipment: At around 75 minutes into the film (near the end,) the boom operator can be seen in the scene where Bart crashes the bar mitzvah with his mother, father and friend. The boom operator is behind Bart whilst he is dancing with his mother.

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Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist picture

Continuity mistake: Tris tries to seduce Nick at the river by dancing in front of the headlights of his car. He decides to abandon her, and backs the car away. When he cranks the steering wheel clockwise and points the car up river to leave, the camera cuts to a shot of Tris standing by the river, but the headlights are still on her.

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Factual error: The only ways Tim/Ben could have died are by heart failure and/or respiratory paralysis. Both of which mean that the toxins reached the heart. If they hadn't, then he would only have had a paralyzed right arm and been in extreme pain. The logic of this movie implies that either his heart was unaffected by the toxins and he still somehow died or his heart was affected by the toxins and they decided to transplant it anyways.

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Continuity mistake: When Durell and LeeJohn are in the diner just before robbing the church, the toast on the table is to Durell's right. Iin the next shot, it's in front of him, and in the next shot, it's back to his right. (00:28:45)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Lloyd is briefing his team about the events of the next few hours, there is a shot in which he says the words 'weather systems' as someone walks across the screen from the right. Immediately the camera cuts to a close-in shot of Lloyd. But right at the end of the scene, the exact same shot is shown again, minus the sound of Lloyd saying 'weather systems'.

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Factual error: In a scene that is twenty-eight minutes into the movie, one of the characters is seen running up to check out a new Cadillac that had been given to him by the owner of Chess Records. A 'super' appears at the bottom of the screen which reads "1952" in order to set the chronological time. Only problem is, the Cadillac is a 1956 model. Any old car buff, particularly one like myself who writes a weekly column for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, would know in a heartbeat that this car was four years ahead of the year indicated on the screen. Bruce Kunz, a.k.a. "The FIN MAN"tm www.thefinman.com. (00:28:20 - 00:29:15)

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Other mistake: Bonnie the Rottweiler is referred to several times by her owner Brett as a female, yet it's a male dog.

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