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Continuity mistake: After Denethor dies, in the side shot of Minas Tirith (its right side when facing the city) the considerable vast gap between the Citadel at the top of the city, with the bridge that leads to the Tomb of the Stewards/large cemetery, and the mountain behind is shown; however, in other side shots the Citadel is much closer to the mountain. In the many aerial and ground wideshots of the distinctive buildings of Minas Tirith as a whole, there are very significant changes in the design and position of buildings, stone railings, etc., some of which disappears then reappears. There are changes in the texture/landscape of the high center prow and the mountainsides beside the city levels as well. (This has nothing to do with damage sustained or with camera angle.) (00:45:35)

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Continuity mistake: On the fields of Pelennor, when Pippin finds Merry, he rolls the large Orc off to Merry's side, but the Orc's long black hair is still beside the Hobbit's head. However, only in Merry's close-ups the Orc's black hair is gone. (00:49:10)

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Continuity mistake: While the Orcs attack Minas Tirith, the fix-it shop on one of the levels is seen in various shots and its look changes in consecutive shots. The bucket that hangs at the doorway is gone in the first shot, yet it's back four shots later and the rubble in front is vastly different in both shots, etc. (00:23:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Gandalf and Pippin fall to the ground, after the wizard's staff is broken by the Witch King, their body positions differ in consecutive shots, as does Pippin's when he stands up. (00:24:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Gandalf is confronted with the Witch King, Gandalf's (whose hair is over his cloak) and Pippin's hair blow wildly in shots facing them. Yet in the back shots Pippin's and Gandalf's (whose hair is tucked neatly) hair does not move. (00:23:40)

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Deliberate mistake: At Minas Tirith, Gandalf slams his staff across Denethor's face and shouts, "Prepare for battle." In the next shot he rides Shadowfax, from right to left, past a fix-it shop and three shots later he rides past the same shop, from left to right - the second shot is flipped. (02:01:35)

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17th Apr 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: When the soldiers' bodies are being collected in front of Troy's gate, after the battle, the pattern of the real stone wall (the set) on the left of the gate and all the soldiers that stand atop this wall, delightfully repeats, over and over, on the CG stone wall farther to the left. (01:23:30)

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17th Apr 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: Paris' arrows have identical black plastic nocks at the end of each shaftment. (02:25:10)

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17th Apr 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Hector walks outside and speaks with Achilles at Apollo's temple, the large seated statue is behind them and its shoulders are a particular height and distance from the roof behind it. Later, when Achilles walks past that statue to raise his sword in victory to the Greeks on the beach below, the proximity and height between Achilles (who walks along the roof) and the statue, plus some of its characteristics differ greatly, e.g., there are two top stones behind the shoulder in the close-up, yet three in the wideshot. The differences are more apparent on VHS or fullscreen DVD. (00:48:20)

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17th Apr 2005

Troy (2004)

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Continuity mistake: When Hector stabs Menelaus, in the close-up the tip of the blade protrudes at his back a few inches to the right of the second circular design, under the shoulder flap. However, when Hector pulls the blade out, the tip of the blade is directly in the center of the circular decorative design. (01:16:50)

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17th Apr 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: In the first shot that pans Ajax's ship, as he walks towards the bow, Ajax's weapon leans on the rail at the prow and to HIS left there is a green shield, blanket and other items lying on deck, as well as the seated men rowing. The first seat is empty, on the second seat sits a dark-haired man and a bald man sits on the fourth seat. However, when he yells, "Row you lazy whores..." in the close-up, he yanks a man sitting in the first seat that was previously empty, the man on the second seat has gone grey (from stress?) and the (bald) man on the fourth seat has grown a full head of hair. Ajax's weapon, the green shield and the other items are gone too. (00:41:30)

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17th Apr 2005

Troy (2004)

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Continuity mistake: When fighting Boagrius, Achilles tosses his shield with the attached spear, to the ground, the spear separates and lies beside the shield - which is face down, as Boagrius throws the second spear. However, when Achilles runs toward Boagrius their proximity differs, and when he stabs him the spear is gone and the shield is face up, but when Boagrius falls to his knees, the spear is back. (00:08:05)

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17th Apr 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: When Boagrius throws the first spear in the shot facing Achilles, Boagrius leans in to throw it and then stands straight just when the (CG) spear nearly reaches Achilles, who still has his shield at his side. In the next shot facing Boagrius the (CG) spear is still near Boagrius, who stands straight, and Achilles raises his shield for the incoming spear. This spear casts a (CG) shadow as it heads toward Achilles and when the ('real') spear tip penetrates Achilles' shield, there are other (CG) spear shadows on the ground heading toward Achilles - but NO spears. (00:08:00)

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17th Apr 2005

Troy (2004)

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Continuity mistake: After Hector, Paris and Helen arrive home, when Hector hugs Priam and Andromache, there are at least six small gold clasps at the back of Hector's hair, yet when Hector kisses Briseis, the large one differs and all the small clasps are gone. (00:29:35)

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17th Apr 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Hector says goodbye to Andromache, before his duel with Achilles, in the shots facing Hector as they embrace his face is pressed onto Andromache's shoulder, but in the shots facing Andromache his face is higher up, beside her head. (01:55:15)

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17th Apr 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Hector says goodbye to Paris and kisses his forehead, the small decorative gold clasps and the very large clasp at the bottom of his hair are visible. Then when Hector says goodbye to Andromache and Scamandrius, the large clasp is a completely different one and the small clasps' positions differ. The clasps in Hector's, Paris', and others, hair change position in consecutive shots throughout the film. (01:55:00)

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17th Apr 2005

Troy (2004)

Other mistake: There is a thin vertical line from the top of the screen to the bottom, that moves as the camera moves, just after the Trojans enter Apollo's temple when the Greeks run out of hiding to ambush the Trojans. It also appears in the first exterior shot, when Hector shows Andromache the secret escape route. (00:45:55 - 01:47:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Denethor holds the Horn of Gondor, the metal loop (with rope), which is affixed at its wide end, is located at the outer curve where it is cloven. However in both FotR and TTT, the metal loop at the Horn's wide end, is located on the inner curve where it is cloven, on the opposite side!! (There are only two metal loops and they are permanently affixed.) (00:44:50)

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Continuity mistake: Gandalf and Pippin walk to the prow of Minas Tirith, and while the wizard says, "Childless lords sat in aged halls, musing on heraldry..." the camera passes the two tall stones at the prow. The depth of the stones are the same at both the narrow top and wide bottom, they are irregularly shaped and the actual points are curved. The prow's short side stone walls meet the two front stones at their edges and part of the wall is broken. However, after Gandalf says, "The rule of Gondor was given over to lesser men," in the next shot facing Mordor, the stones are completely different. The two tall stones come to a perfect point, they are straight at all sides and the design of the stone differs. The wall is not broken and both sides jut out past the side edges of the two tall pointy stones. (Extended DVD.) (00:48:40)

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Continuity mistake: As Faramir holds the Horn of Gondor, the rope is attached to metal loops on the smaller half of the horn - without the mouthpiece. However, in FotR, when Boromir is hit with the third arrow and the Horn of Gondor is cloven in two, the rope is attached to the metal loops on the half with the long mouthpiece. (There are only two metal loops and they are permanently affixed.) (00:31:50)

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