Mike Lynch

13th Jul 2019

Common mistakes

Other mistake: When women go to bed they never take off their make-up. Conversely, when they wake up in the morning, their make-up looks like it was just applied, and there are never any smears on pillow cases.

Mike Lynch

4th Jul 2019

Common mistakes

Other mistake: No matter how much car congestion big cities experience, the main characters always seem to find available parking spots in front of places they need to go.

Mike Lynch

7th Jun 2019

Common mistakes

Factual error: In movies where people are fighting with bows and arrows, whenever someone gets hit by an arrow, they flinch in pain and die on the spot. In most cases, the arrow injury is insufficient to cause a person's immediate death. Or they may die from the arrow wound, but only after they bleed to death, which takes time.

Mike Lynch

25th May 2019

Common mistakes

Stupidity: Whenever a gun battle is taking place, and the protagonist is being shot at by a machine gun, multiple shots spit up near his/her feet, which makes no sense. They are aiming their weapons straight at the person, not at the ground.

Mike Lynch

Revealing mistake: When Fred Derry gets on the B-17 at the end of the movie to exercise his demons, the nose section of the plane noticeably moves when he gets on and gets off, showing it's a studio prop.

Mike Lynch

19th Jan 2019

Common mistakes

Stupidity: Police officers or detectives pound on the door of a suspect, asking them to open the door. When they go into the house, they realise the suspect has escaped out the back door or window and have to give chase. Cops aren't this stupid. They surround the house first so the suspect can't get away.

Mike Lynch

19th Jan 2019

Common mistakes

Other mistake: Characters in movies and TV shows always type things out on the screen without any typos or their flow of thoughts read like a professional writer, not a regular person.

Mike Lynch
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Suggested correction: Perhaps not everyone is as good a writer as the ones you see in the films, but films are meant to bend reality anyway. Good writing is a virtue and wanting to make one's own film character a good writer is not a mistake.

FleetCommand

16th Jan 2019

Common mistakes

Factual error: Whenever there's an officer involved shooting in television or movies, the officer in question always goes about their work as though nothing has happened. In real life, this is a big deal. It's blasted all over the news and the officer is always placed on administrative leave pending an investigation to make sure the shooting was justified.

Mike Lynch

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