Coraline (2009)

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Corrected entry: At the end Coraline is passing out glasses of lemonade from a tray. There are two glasses left when she presents Mr. Bobinsky with the tray. He takes one, leaving one. But when Coraline turns around to greet Wybie's grandmother there are two glasses on the tray again.

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Correction: Actually, as she's talking with Mr. Bobinsky before he takes a glass, you can see the straw of a third glass; it's just mostly obscured by her body due to the angle of the shot.


Corrected entry: Mr Bobinsky is supposedly Russian (he calls the new cheese "novy syr", the mice "myschka" etc.), still the flag hanging from his window is Macedonian (a two-headed eagle on red). He might be royalist, however the traditional standard of the Russian Tzars is a two-headed eagle on golden background.


Correction: It's not a Montenegrin flag, but a Russian coat of arms.

Correction: Displaying a Montenegrin flag doesn't mean he's Montenegrin. There's no reason why someone could not be displaying another country's flag at their home. In Canada, I have seen numerous flags flown at people's homes including British, French, German, Russian, etc. It doesn't necessarily mean the people flying the flags are from that country. Bobinsky can be Russian, but may choose to display the Montenegrin flag if his family, or he, were originally from Montenegro, for example.


Corrected entry: When Coraline first enters the other world and enters the kitchen, notice on the table in the kitchen is a vase of yellow flowers, in the middle. When the mom says "Bu-bu-bu- buttons?" the vase is on the far left side of the table.


Correction: When Coraline enters the kitchen, the vase of Narcissi is in fact in the middle of the table and you see the back of a chair behind it. When the Other Mother says "Bu - bu-bu-buttons" (00:17:10), she is in closeup and the flowers can be seen at her left elbow, in the middle of the table and in front of the chair, where they were a second before.


Corrected entry: When Coraline first arrives in the other world, she walks past a table with three chairs. Notice the one at the far right: it is straight. When she opens the door and says, "Mom?" the chair is now crooked.


Correction: When Coraline walks past the table we can see only two chairs, one in the middle and one on the right (00:16:48), as the opening door blocks the view. Then she opens another door leading to the kitchen, and while she talks to the Other Mother (00:16:55) we in fact see the third chair behind her, but you cannot tell it is crooked or not, as we couldn't see the third chair previously.


Corrected entry: When Coraline wakes up after her first visit to the Other World, the Coraline doll sits straight up on a chair on the right hand side of her bed. A second later the doll visibly leans on the left. (00:22:00)


Correction: The doll, or rather mostly its head, leans toward the viewer's left side (the doll's right side) in all shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Coraline is in bed in the other world for the first time, she's holding the picture frame showing her friends face down. When the shot changes to her again, the frame is facing up. (00:21:35)

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Mr. Bobinski: The problem is my new songs go 'ooompa, ooompa' but the jumping mice play only 'toodle toot' like that. It's nice but not so much amazing. So now, I switch to stronger cheese and pretty soon, WATCH OUT!

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Question: At the very end of the movie when the camera is moving away from Coraline's garden two of my friends pointed out that the garden looked like something. I watched it again and thought I saw a face but wasn't entirely sure, anyone know what it's supposed to look like?

Answer: Opinion is divided - it's either Coraline's face, or the other mother. No-one seems able to decide which.

Answer: As the previous question said, opinion is still divided. Although there is a theory going around that the house used to be the Beldam's house that was built in her favor, so it would make sense why the garden's shape was the Beldam's face. Hope this helped to enlighten this question a little more.

Answer: The other mother made a reality appealing to Coraline when she went through the door since she thought her real house was such a bore. Her real house probably already looked like Coraline's face but the other mother planted flowers and plants to colour in the sketch. The other mother didn't really make anything or add anything to Coraline's other house, though she did add her own little twist to it, making it more vibrant, colourful and full of life, unlike Coraline's drab house.

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