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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When the water wheel begins to roll, with Norrington and Will atop and then snatches up Jack, its blades (buckets on the outside rim) and two sides of the axle face a specific direction as it gains speed. Now compare the following two shots, as the water wheel rolls away from the camera: When the wheel rolls, just as Jack falls out, after hitting his head on the bar. Then later on the beach, as Elizabeth watches, just as the wheel rolls and falls over in the close-up, the wheel is actually rolling in the opposite direction - just note its blades. Also note the bizarre change of its axle's wide and narrow sides. (01:52:40 - 01:56:50)

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Other mistake: In numerous shots modern bobbypins (the white kind brides wear on their headdress) are clearly visible inside the curls of the men's white wigs. For instance, they can be seen when Norrington is reunited with his sword; later when he dies; when Beckett talks about the immaterial becoming immaterial; finally, when he says, "It's just good business," as the Pearl and Dutchman fire on Endeavor. The type of 'hair pin' seen in the wig curls did not exist in the mid 18th century.

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Continuity mistake: In the Forbidden Forest, Hermione dings the bell on the handlebar in the close-up as Grawp stands quite a few feet away with empty hands. Harry's and Hermione's eyes remain fixed on Grawp as Hermione dings the bell, so we know he does not pick up another handlebar. In the next shot, Grawp, still standing in the same place, dings the bell on the same handlebar; it changed hands between shots.

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Revealing mistake: When Dumbledore is dueling with Voldemort in the Ministry Atrium, there is a close-up shot of Voldemort as he opens his mouth wide, laughing. The filling in the Dark Lord's upper molar is visible in his newly acquired body. (01:54:25)

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix mistake picture

Continuity mistake: In the Department of Mysteries, when Hermione says, "It's just an empty archway," the scratch on Harry's right cheek is large and bloody, but in the next shot it is significantly smaller. It continues to change in following shots. (01:48:40)

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Continuity mistake: In the Room of Requirement, when Neville and Harry are alone, Neville stands before the mirror and Cedric's photo and other things are taped to the mirror. Not only does the position of the photo, etc, change between shots, the tape also differs. This occurs in other scenes as well. (01:17:40)

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix mistake picture

Continuity mistake: In the Gryffindor Common Room, when Hermione and Ron sit down beside Harry in the first shot, Hermione's left shirt ribbon hangs over her shoulder under her hair. When it cuts to the front shot, as she sees Harry's hand, that ribbon hangs properly down the front of her shirt. (00:39:10)

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When the Dementors attack, Harry's wand falls. It changes position from the first shot; just note the cracks on the ground. (00:03:50)

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Continuity mistake: At the Dursleys, when the owl delivers Mafalda Hopkirk's letter and it announces Harry's expulsion from Hogwarts, the fan on the counter noticeably changes its position. (00:06:00)

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix mistake picture

Continuity mistake: After being expelled, when Harry places the photograph on his desk, his wand moves closer and then farther away between shots. (00:07:15)

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Dolores Umbridge writes the "OWLs" on the board, the writing becomes smaller in later shots. (00:34:05)

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix mistake picture

Continuity mistake: In her office, when Umbridge adds sugar to her tea, she places the spoon on the saucer. When Harry walks in and she says, "You're going to be doing some lines today," there is a close-up of the tea cup and the spoon is gone. After a brief close-up of Harry, the spoon reappears. (00:36:45)

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Audio problem: When Luna and Harry converse, as she posts signs for her 'lost' belongings, in the overhead shot of her dangling sneakers she says, "If not always in the way we expect," but her lips are not moving. (02:01:45)

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix mistake picture

Continuity mistake: After Harry enters the Gryffindor Common Room, when Seamus stands up his white shirt is untucked just a bit at his back. As he stands with his hands at his sides, in the next shot from behind Seamus, now the entire shirttail is untucked. (00:32:10)

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Continuity mistake: At the Order's headquarters, after the 'bandaged' Mr. Weasley's return and the gifts are handed out and they are toasting Harry, the positions of things on the table differ between shots. (01:08:30 - 01:09:35)

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Continuity mistake: Dumbledore wears a thin silver strand, with dangling silver balls, tied round his beard, and the position of this strand and height of the silver balls differ in consecutive shots, depending on the camera angle, throughout the film. For example, when Dumbledore stands before the Wizengamut during Harry's hearing. (00:20:30)

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Continuity mistake: After the Pearl makes an interesting return to the Locker's shore, Jack walks toward everyone on the beach, leaving a trail in the sand behind him. As Jack speaks to them in one wideshot, his trail in the sand near the long boat disappears (not due to the water).

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Continuity mistake: When Will is at Sao Feng's, the rope binding his wrists differs depending on camera angle.

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Continuity mistake: During the mass hanging, in the close-up of the boy's fingers fiddling with the coin he has clean hands and long untrimmed nails, but in the wideshot the boy's hands are filthy and his fingernails are bitten short.

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Continuity mistake: The size of Beckett's wig curls change between consecutive shots of different angles, such as when he boards the Dutchman and speaks to Jones.

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