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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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30th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: As Hector holds his son, the first warning gong is rung. In the next shot, when Hector hands the baby to Andromache, its small shiny bald head is quite a giveaway that it's really a doll in this shot (not visible on widescreen DVD). Later, Andromache holds her son, Scamandrius, when she finds Helen and Paris, as Troy burns. Aside from the fact that the door hits the back of the baby's head, he now has a bald shiny head, whereas he had hair in previous shots, so it's quite obvious in this shot that the baby is a doll once again. (02:23:05)

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30th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Andromache finds Helen and Paris while Troy burns, the position of the blanket (first uncovered then completely covered) over the baby and the ties of her cloak differ noticeably between shots. (02:23:10)

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30th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Audio problem: As Troy is burning, Andromache finds Helen and Paris, and says, "We must go!" then Helen says, "Paris! Paris!" but their lips do not match those particular words. (02:23:05)

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30th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Audio problem: While Troy burns, when the horse gallops down the corridor, as Briseis runs she shouts, "Paris!" and though her mouth continues to shout what looks like "Andromache!" no sound is heard. (02:23:20)

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30th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: After Odysseus, Achilles and the other Greeks climb out of the 'Trojan' horse, Odysseus and others head for the front gate. In the first wide shot of the front gate there are Trojan guards asleep on both sides. In the following close-up of these guards, their positions and the positions of things around them differ most significantly, like for example the fire pit at the feet of the guards on the right moves at least five feet, and then when the Greeks kill them the fire pit moves again. (02:19:20)

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30th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Ajax fights the Trojans and then Hector, after the death of Menelaus, their positions and the positions of people standing and lying around them, change back and forth in many consecutive shots. During the Hector and Patroclus duel, the Hector and Achilles duel, and the other battles, the positions of duelers, soldiers - as onlookers, fighting or lying on the ground, change drastically between shots throughout the film. (01:19:10)

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30th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Menelaus and Paris duel, in some shots there is a thick black chinstrap attached to Menelaus' helmet, which is perfectly visible at his ears, cheeks and under his chin, as the flaps of his helmet move about, yet in the rest of the shots the chinstrap is gone. (It is not a shadow.) (01:14:10)

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29th Jan 2005

Mary Poppins (1964)

Trivia: To celebrate the film's anniversary and release on DVD, there was a special screening of the film, at which Dick Van Dyke shared a humorous personal memory. On his way to the original premiere of the film, Dick Van Dyke's limousine ran out of gas not too far from the theater, so Dick himself got out and pushed the car to the red carpet.

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28th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Audio problem: When the Myrmidons arrive on Troy's shore, as the Trojans let loose fiery arrows Eudorus shouts to the men, "……Forward!", but his mouth clearly says something entirely different. (00:39:55)

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28th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Audio problem: After the Trojans start to fire arrows at the ship, the second Myrmidon who falls overboard into the water, screams loudly as he falls, though his mouth is clenched shut. It is the type of yell that cannot be made with a closed mouth. (00:40:00)

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28th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: After they arrive on Troy’s shore, a particular Myrmidon is hit and falls overboard into the water. After a few shots another Myrmidon is hit with two arrows and he too promptly falls overboard into the water, and then loses his wig in the water (after the helmet). (00:39:55)

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