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26th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: Many of the spear tips and swords bend like rubber, some at almost a 90° angle and are fine in the following shots! Such as when Achilles' spear tip bends as it makes contact with Hector's shield, once when Achilles does his leap into the air at the start of the duel and then just after slicing Hector's spear with his shield. (Although weapons were made of bronze in those days, and were likely to bend, the fact that the weapons in the film bend to such a degree and then right themselves is impossible.) (01:59:10)

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26th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: When Achilles slices Hector's spear the two wood ends are jagged and the broken spear end that Hector later carries shows a jagged end on the wood. However when Achilles stabs Hector, as the spear protrudes from Hector's shoulder the wood end is perfectly even. (01:59:15 - 02:01:30)

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25th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: When the spear handle is protruding from Hector's shoulder, the area of the armor around the circular wound is clearly visible and it is in perfect condition. There is no tear in the armor whatsoever, around the wood, which would have been necessary to allow the wide spear tip to penetrate the armor and actually enter Hector's body as it did. (02:01:20)

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25th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Achilles spears Hector the blood on the spear handle differs in the consecutive shots as he stands, drops down to his knees, then falls over and when Achilles walks over with the rope. (02:01:20)

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25th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Hector comes through the gate and confronts Achilles, the area around the two chariot wheels is clear. In subsequent shots large clumps of dirt and grass are in front and back of the two chariot wheels, which changes significantly throughout the rest of the scene, as well as the position of the wheel spokes. (01:57:10)

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25th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Achilles pulls the sword out of Hector, the ground area is visible as he falls to the side, directly onto patchy dry grass. Yet when Achilles goes to tie the rope around his ankles, Hector now lies entirely on dirt. (02:01:45)

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25th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: The cuts on Hector's face change and the one over Hector's left eyebrow actually changes direction, as well as other characteristics in many shots. When he shows his wife the tunnel, the top of the cut points towards the left side of his face, but when he stands at the gate and glances back at Helen, the top of the cut points up towards his right. (01:48:05 - 01:56:40)

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25th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Visible crew/equipment: When Hector is on his knees, at the start of the first shot as Achilles leans forward to plunge the sword into Hector, there are shadows on Achilles' skirt, knee, etc., that are not caused by either Achilles or Hector, but are obviously cast by crew and equipment. (02:01:30)

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25th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: On the beach of Troy, the exterior of Achilles' tent is seen in quite a few shots. In the nighttime exterior shot of the tent, just before Briseis asks, "Am I still your captive?" all the rope wound around the tent, the hides, etc., are all entirely different. Then the next time the tent is seen it looks like it did in the previous shots. (01:37:10 - 01:45:30)

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25th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: After Hector is speared, when Achilles thrusts forward with the sword, the tip of the blade makes contact on Hector's torso, under the large center medallion of the armor. However in Hector's close-up the blade is above the center medallion. (02:01:30)

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25th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

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Continuity mistake: In the morning, while Achilles watches Briseis sleep, her arm extends way over the edge of the bed in the wide shots facing her, yet in the shots facing the doorway her position differs and even her hand doesn't reach the edge of the bed. (01:33:05)

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25th Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: After Achilles rescues Briseis from the men that were going to brand her, he brings her to his tent. The blood on her face differs in the wide shots, semi close-ups and close-ups, before she touches her face with the wash rag. (01:28:25)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

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Continuity mistake: During the duel between Menelaus and Paris, the blade tip on Menelaus' sword actually breaks. It is perfectly visible when he and Paris slam their two swords together, at the start of the same shot just before Menelaus grabs hold of Paris' shield and pushes him away. Of course it's nice and pointy in the following shots. (01:14:50)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: After Menelaus dies, during the Greek charge Hector spots Ajax doing his thing and the rolled white tourniquet around Ajax's leg wounds is clearly visible. When Hector rides toward Ajax, he promptly knocks Hector off his horse and the tourniquet is once again visible, only now it's wider and tied differently, and changes again within the following shots. (01:19:25)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Paris and Menelaus duel, the distance between them and each of the two armies changes drastically in different consecutive shots, even when there is minimal movement by the two men. For example, when Menelaus takes Paris' shield away and Paris trips forward in two consecutive shots. (01:14:45)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Paris finds Briseis with Achilles, Paris lets loose his first arrow, with four left in the quiver, then when he runs up the step he pulls his second and there are three left. He then releases the third and fourth arrows, which should leave him only one in his quiver, for his final shot. Just after Briseis shouts, "Paris! Don't!" before he lets loose his fifth arrow, there are still three arrows actually visible behind him. However, when he runs down the stairs his quiver is empty. Perhaps some Legolas elf magic is at work here. (02:28:10)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

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Continuity mistake: While Ajax and Hector fight, Hector head butts Ajax, and three shots later in a wide shot, half of the hammer end of his unusual spear actually breaks and falls to the ground behind him to his left. But lo and behold, in the next close-up the bloody hammer end (bloodier than the previous shot) of his spear is whole and intact. (01:20:00)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: When Agamemnon and the Greeks charge at the Trojans after Menelaus is killed, in the close-ups during the melee, quite a few of the spears actually wobble in the soldiers' hands, like for example, when the Apollonians throw their spears. (01:18:20)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

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Revealing mistake: When Ajax slams the hammer end of his spear into a man, he has his shield at his back. The top arrow in the shield is bent at a 90° angle and as Ajax moves the top (plastic) arrow droops down and the bottom arrow actually flops around. While still in the same location, when he sticks his spear into the sand and pulls the arrow out of his thigh, the arrows on his shield are gone. (00:42:20)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Visible crew/equipment: When Achilles and the Myrmidons are being hit with the Trojan's fiery arrows on the beach, there is a close-up of Achilles falling onto his knees on the sand. Three shots later, there is a particularly enjoyable close-up of a Myrmidon extra being hit by a fiery arrow in the chest, as his helmet with the long curly black wig falls off his head, to reveal his short light brown hair underneath. (00:40:15)

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