Jean G

20th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Arrival - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Rover drags Number 5 back out of the water to the beach and drops him with his feet pointing toward the recovery vehicle. He starts to get up, but when the shot cuts, he's lying flat again and has changed orientation on the sand, his head now pointing toward the vehicle.

Jean G

The Badge - S4-E13

Plot hole: This episode comprises a flashback to the year 1866, but it sets up a chronology that completely contradicts the rest or the series. It contends that the Cannons moved west to Arizona in 1867. In the pilot and throughout the series, it was stated that they arrived in Arizona in the 1870s, at least ten years after the U.S. Civil War.

Jean G

17th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Arrival - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The maid comes back to Number 6's house for the feather duster she left behind. While they talk, the duster changes positions on the table all by itself.

Jean G

17th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Arrival - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: In the foot-chase-on-the-beach scene, there are tracks in the sand from the camera crew's truck. They vanish and then reappear when the camera angle changes.

Jean G

Sangre - S4-E15

Plot hole: The scriptwriter here apparently never saw earlier episodes in which it was well-established that Manolito spoke fluent Apache. In a scene where he attempts to sneak past two braves while disguised as an Apache, he suddenly can't speak the language when they challenge him.

Jean G

17th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Arrival - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: During the scene with Number 6 and the young woman in the stone boat, Number 6's jacket changes from one shot to the next. The design of the white piping is distinctively different.

Jean G

A Man to Match the Land - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: Red Eagle's war paint changes between takes. Sometimes it's red with blue striping. In other shots, the blue stripes disappear.

Jean G

16th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Arrival - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Number 6 first enters the bedroom, the light that hangs from the ceiling is moving as though someone has brushed against it. But there's no one else in the room.

Jean G

Sangre - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: The blood stain on Sangre's clothing disappears when Manolito borrows the outfit as a disguise. It reappears at the end just in time for Sangre to put the clothes back on again. (00:39:20)

Jean G

Sangre - S4-E15

Visible crew/equipment: When Sangre attacks the soldier and the man's rifle falls during the fight, the shot cuts to a close-up of the gun - and we can see several white blocking marks chalked on the floor beside it. (00:33:50)

Jean G

16th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Arrival - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The Villager Rover attacks changes outfits several times between shots. He's wearing a striped sweater that turns into a pink jacket that turns back into the sweater, etc.

Jean G

16th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Arrival - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Number 6 first walks into his Village bedroom, a film crew member can be spotted walking past the window.

Jean G

16th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Arrival - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Number 6 holds up the radio, the camera angle tilts just enough to show us a brief glimpse of the top edge of the studio set.

Jean G

15th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Arrival - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Number 6 observes the stone boat, the tide appears to change from high to low between shots.

Jean G

15th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Arrival - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: Though the Village isn't supposed to have automobiles (only the little "golf cart" transports), there are several parked cars visible in the shot of Rover floating down to attack the fleeing Villager.

Jean G

15th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Arrival - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Watch the stone boat in the background as Number 6 and Number 2 discuss the oldsters having "every comfort." Between shots, the senior citizens vanish from the boat.

Jean G

Revealing mistake: During several of the driving sequences, the teenager in the driver's seat turns the steering wheel - but the rear screen projection keeps the car "moving" in a straight line. And it's particularly ironic in light of the movie's "big message" that the students here bear no resemblance to real-life teenagers in any real school. They're all slim, trim, athletic and model-gorgeous, as well as all-too-obviously not teenagers at all. (Because US child labor laws severely restrict the hours that underage actors can work, many films "cheat" by having youthful 20-somethings play the teens.)

Jean G

14th Dec 2007

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

The Second Shot - S3-E3

Visible crew/equipment: Several times in this episode, the side of McGarrett's shiny black Mercury sedan mirrors an entire bank of big square studio light reflectors. (00:35:00)

Jean G

14th Dec 2007

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

The Second Shot - S3-E3

Audio problem: Probably due to poor sound pick-up outdoors so near the ocean, much of the dialogue on the beach house patio is noticeably overdubbed. The sound is often out of sync with the actors' lips. (00:39:00)

Jean G

13th Dec 2007

The Prisoner (1967)

Arrival - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Number 6 climbs to the top of the bell tower and looks down at the Village, the beach below him changes remarkably between shots. The sequence was obviously shot at different times of day, as the tide is in during much of the scene, but in several intervening shots, the beach sand is completely exposed.

Jean G

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