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17th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

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Visible crew/equipment: As Achilles' ship nears the Trojan shores, Agamemnon snidely asks, "What's the fool doing? He's going to take the beach of Troy with fifty men?" At the start of the next shot, as the camera begins to pan down, on the far right, just beside a person's (who is dressed in blue) head is a metal bullhorn (ie. used to give instructions to cast/crew, and which definitely doesn't belong in this time period). (00:36:35)

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17th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Visible crew/equipment: While Hector and Achilles duel, there is a wide shot just before Hector breaks Achilles' spear. At the start of this shot, as Achilles begins to thrust the spear towards Hector, an equipment shadow (an upside down V) is visible on the ground behind Hector's feet. (The equipment that casts this shadow is seen on DVD 2, it glides above the camera on a suspended wire.) (01:59:20)

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17th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Visible crew/equipment: As Hector and Achilles duel, Achilles slices Hector's spear with his shield. Two shots later, just as Hector throws the remaining spear to the ground, the large distinctive shadow of equipment, which leans or stands beside the wall, is visible on the gate behind Hector. (01:59:15)

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17th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: During Achilles and Hector's duel, in the wide shot Hector uses his shield to shove Achilles' spear tip down to the ground, beside his right foot while his left foot is way behind him. However, in the next close-up as the spear tip is still on the ground right behind Hector's left foot, his right foot comes forward to snap Achilles' spear. (01:59:20)

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13th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: After Agamemnon dies, Achilles helps Briseis up and his greave wrapped right leg (which is visible) is upright against her, as he says, "Come with me," and then is hit with the first arrow. In the close-up of Briseis, as she shouts, "No!" just as Paris prepares to fire the second arrow, Achilles' right leg with its greave and straps are once again perfectly visible beside Briseis, but the way the right greave and straps are wrapped are entirely different. (02:28:10)

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13th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: While holding Briseis, Agamemnon says, "A Trojan priestess scrubbing my floors," the collar of his armor fits snugly round his neck. Yet when he continues, "And at night," the collar is pulled a good bit away from his neck, to expose plenty of fake skin for the stabbing shot. (02:27:35)

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13th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Achilles arrives on the battle field in Thessaly, after being summoned by the boy, at the start of the shot as he rides passed the large army of soldiers, the cliff with its distinctive rock face is to his left. When he faces off with Boagrius, the area of cliff that was far in the distance in the opening shot is now substantially closer in these shots. (00:06:40)

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13th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

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Continuity mistake: When Boagrius throws the first spear at Achilles, it hits Achilles' distinctive shaped shield. In the shot facing the back of the shield, their proximity differs, and the spear penetrates the shield in a completely different area than shown in the next shot, facing the front of the shield. (00:08:00)

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13th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

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Continuity mistake: Just after Briseis leaves with Paris, Achilles falls over and dies on the grass in a close-up. The position of Achilles and also the arrows on the grass differ between this shot and the following aerial shot. To be precise regarding Achilles, in the close-up: 1. He is much farther from the stone, behind his head, that surrounds the grass, than in the aerial shot, where it is quite close to the stone. 2. His left arm is outstretched upwards towards the stone, and his hand is near the stone behind him, whereas in the aerial shot his left arm is downwardly outstretched. 3. His left knee (the leg with the arrow) is bent more (even visible as he falls over on the grass) than in the aerial shot, where that leg is straighter. (02:30:50)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

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Revealing mistake: When Paris hits Achilles with the fifth arrow, as Achilles raises his right arm, the two round yellow stickers on both sides of his armor beside the studs, near the arm holes, are perfectly visible in this and the following two extreme close-ups. They are used to mark the bottom edge of the shot. Obviously they are gone in the previous and following shots. (02:28:50)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: After Agamemnon's death, the first soldier that Achilles kills when rescuing Briseis, lies on the grassy area directly in front of the large center statue. The dead soldier repeatedly changes position. For example, when Briseis runs and shouts, "Paris! Don't!" the body is about 3-4 feet away from the edge, yet when Achilles drops to his knees, the body is right at the edge. In the last aerial shot of Achilles' body, the dead soldier is actually gone from the front of the statue. (02:28:45)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: Achilles walks on the left side of the large grassy area when he is hit with the third and fourth arrows in the close-ups and since the statue to the left and back edge of the grass are visible, the dead soldier's position is apparent. Then after a facial close-up of stationary Achilles, in the next wide shot Achilles is now on the right side of the grassy area. (02:28:35)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Achilles is hit with the fourth arrow in the close-up, he now has two arrows in his torso (the first in his ankle, the second he pulled out). Yet in the next wide shot of Briseis, as she runs toward Paris yelling, "Paris! Don't!" there is only ONE arrow in Achilles' chest, but when Paris hits him with the fifth arrow, no doubt the missing arrow is back again. (02:28:45)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Briseis runs to Paris and shouts, "Paris! Don't!" in the wide shot, Achilles limps near the dead soldier on the grass. When Achilles is hit with the final arrow he drops to his knees and behind him an arrow lies on the ground (it is the 2nd arrow that hit him, which he pulled out and threw), opposite the dead soldier, which was much farther back in the previous wideshot of the grass. (02:28:45)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: Just as Achilles is hit with the fourth arrow in the close-up, on the left side of the screen, beside the statue, something suddenly appears in the shot and then disappears. (02:28:40)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: After Agamemnon's death, Achilles kills the two soldiers to rescue Briseis and in the close-up as he starts to lift her, the soldier's helmet lies near his head by the steps and the sword's grip at his fingertips. In the following shots the body, sword and helmet all change positions, the helmet moves at least a foot and the sword moves a few feet. (02:28:10)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: When Priam and Hector speak about Paris and Helen, there is a shot from behind them where the city below is clearly visible, as they stand on the balcony. Later, when Priam sees the devastating fires he stands on the same balcony (the statues are visible behind him in the close-up), and the city's buildings, etc., are entirely different than the earlier shot. (00:31:10)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Priam sees the city on fire, in the shot facing his back, he walks to the edge of the balcony. In the next close-up facing him, the large statue (the seated statue opposite the throne) and a particular white statue are a certain distance behind him. In earlier shots, including when Priam and Hector stand on the balcony, the distance between the balcony and the seated statue at the opposite end of the room is far greater. The statues are deliberately much closer, for the close-up on Priam's devastated expression. (02:22:50)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: After the Greeks break into the palace throne room, there is a close-up and consecutive wide shot of a particular white statue being pulled down with two ropes, then smashes apart on the floor and water. However, in the next shot of Priam, he turns around and as the camera pans out, the very same statue is being pulled down yet again, albeit with very noticeable differences in this take of the same shot. (Each of the unique statues in the throne room is visible in earlier shots.) (02:26:15)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: As the Greeks start emerging from the 'Trojan' horse, two small staircases in the distance, to the right, is seen here and in the close-up of Achilles just as he reaches the ground. Later, after a close-up of the large white statue falling towards the camera, two shots later the 'Trojan' horse stands in the foreground and right behind the running Trojans and Greeks are those two small staircases. However in this shot the 'Trojan horse is much, much closer to that side of the temple square. (02:19:10 - 02:22:40)

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