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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: In Thessaly, as the two armies face each other, the large branches all over the center battle ground change or disappear entirely, depending on the angle of the shot (note the cliffs on one side and the trees on the other side). (00:02:40)

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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

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Continuity mistake: The wound that Achilles gives Boagrius changes position from when he receives it in the close-up, where it is lower on his shoulder, to the close-up and back shots just before he falls, where it is closer to his neck. (00:08:15)

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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

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Continuity mistake: The scars and scratches on Boagrius' face and body change significantly and some scratches disappear, between his first few close-ups and then when Achilles moves toward him. For instance, the scars on his chest are less severe in the close-ups when Achilles heads toward him. (00:06:45 - 00:07:45)

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3rd Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: When the body of Achilles lies on the pyre in the close-up, although the fake body has a similar appearance to the real Achilles, some things are different, such as the body does not have the distinctive circular scar on the left upper arm as Achilles did. (02:31:40)

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3rd Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Paris pulls the first arrow from his quiver and releases it into Achilles' heel, the shaft's wood color is very light (whitish). However, in the close-up of the arrow in his heel, the arrow shaft is dark wood (brownish), then in all of the following shots (including when he dies) the wood is very light again. (02:28:15)

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3rd Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: After Menelaus is killed, when Ajax kills some Trojans and Hector notices him, the pattern of the blood on the front and back of Ajax's shield changes in consecutive shots, such as being clean in an area where it was bloody in a previous shot. (01:19:10)

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3rd Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

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Visible crew/equipment: After Paris says goodbye to Helen, Odysseus leads the Greek soldiers up the stairs. As Odysseus reaches the second set of stairs, he swings his sword at a Trojan in the close-up, to his left a soldier swings a bulb shaped weapon on a Trojan's head and blood flies out, but before he makes that swing the large 'blood sac' attached to the weapon is actually visible. (02:24:50)

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3rd Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: When the Trojans and Greeks first clash, after Menelaus' death, soldiers wearing kneepads are visible as they fight in the melee. (01:18:25)

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3rd Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: When Hector and Paris return to Troy with Helen, in the first shot they pass through the gate and head down the long path through the city. Then later, when the soldiers head for the armory and when Hector walks through the gate for the face off with Achilles, the path is substantially different. The statue and actual buildings' positions, the curve of the road, etc., are completely different. (This has nothing to do with camera angle.) (00:27:40 - 01:57:00)

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3rd Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

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Continuity mistake: When Helen sutures Paris' leg wound, as he lies on the bed, the collar on his shirt fits round his neck properly, yet in the next close-up it hangs down off his shoulder, though he does not move. (01:24:35)

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3rd Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: In Phtia, Achilles throws the spear into the tree beside Odysseus as he rides near. When Odysseus removes the spear from the tree, the area of tree around the spear tip is different. (00:22:00)

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3rd Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: Odysseus normally has wavy/curly hair that reaches the base of his neck, yet just before Hector cuts Patroclus' throat, when Odysseus' helmet slips forward as he fights and the white cap is visible, his hair is very short and straight in back. It's also apparent earlier, when he visits Achilles in Phtia. (00:22:05 - 01:42:25)

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3rd Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: After the Greeks climb out of the 'Trojan' horse, some run to the front gate. There is a long rope hanging on the left side of the gate, the base of the left stone pillar that holds the flame is aligned with the edge of the huge gate's door frame and the pillar stands perfectly upright. However, as the camera pans to the left, when the soldiers start to run up the stairs on the left, the rope is gone, the actual tall stone pillar with flame is moved at least two feet and it now stands very crookedly. (This has nothing to do with camera angles.) (02:19:20)

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3rd Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: Throughout the film, when Achilles wears the hair ribbon, or not, his hair position, its twist and/or ribbon position changes significantly in consecutive shots. (00:43:50)

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3rd Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: As the ship heads toward Troy's shores, Eudorus walks toward Achilles at the bow. There is a close-up of his feet as he passes many spears, helmets, swords, armor and shields lying on deck, and in the next shot many of the items on deck are either gone or positioned differently, and the shadows that are cast significantly change between shots, while Achilles and his Myrmidon are aboard their ship. (00:35:55)

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30th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When the Greeks climb out of the 'Trojan' horse, the palm leaves lie differently on the ground around the 'Trojan' horse, in consecutive shots. (02:18:50)

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30th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Visible crew/equipment: When the Greeks start to burn Troy, at one point in a close-up a pretty Trojan stuntwoman falls from a landing to the ground and her knee pads are visible as she falls. (01:21:15)

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30th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: As Briseis stabs Agamemnon in the neck, a particular part of his neck is visible in the first shot once the blade is in, just before he grabs her wrist. In the shot facing Briseis, the turned handle in her hand is further back on Agamemnon's neck than it should be to make the clean, straight, vertical wound below his ear. When she pulls the blade out, the wound is also positioned in the area that was visibly clear of the blade in the first shot. (02:27:40)

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30th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Briseis stabs Agamemnon in his neck, in the shot facing the king he grabs her bare wrist, but in the next shot facing Briseis, Agamemnon grips her arm over her blue sleeve. Then after a brief shot of Achilles, Agamemnon grips her bare wrist again. (02:27:40)

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30th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: When Agamemnon finds Briseis kneeling, while Troy burns, he pulls her up by her hair. As she lifts her left arm up, the beige undergarment she wears is visible under her arm. From the moment we see Briseis kneeling, throughout this entire scene, the set lighting and shadows change quite dramatically in consecutive shots. (02:27:05)

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