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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

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Continuity mistake: When Hector and Paris return to Troy with Helen, in the last wide shot as they ride in the chariot the camera pans toward the palace, high up in the distance over particular buildings. Later, just after Odysseus sets fire to the pyre with Achilles' body, when Odysseus' voiceover says, "...I walked with giants. Men rise and fall like the winter wheat," the entire palace is actually GONE in this shot, though it should be visible over the very same buildings as the earlier shot, since the angle of the camera is similar. Composite people simply neglected to add the palace in this pyre shot. (00:28:20 - 02:32:15)

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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

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Visible crew/equipment: After Achilles, Odysseus and the rest exit the 'Trojan' horse, Odysseus signals the soldier at the top of the city's wall. When this soldier waves the torch in the wide shot, crane equipment leans over the interior wall, above the huge doors. It is obviously gone in the next wide shot of the wall, as the soldier continues to wave the torch. (Only visible on widescreen version.) (02:19:50)

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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Visible crew/equipment: When the horse gallops down the corridor in the first shot, just after Achilles shouts for Briseis, equipment with a green light on top is visible, as it rolls in and out of shot on the left side of the screen, in front of the horse. (02:23:20)

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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Visible crew/equipment: Paris releases the first arrow, after the Greeks break through the palace gate, and when the Greek soldier turns around, a piece of equipment is visible on the floor, as the Trojans move forward in this shot, (similar to the equipment at the stairs in the earlier shot). (02:25:35)

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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Visible crew/equipment: While Troy burns, after Paris says goodbye to Helen, Odysseus runs up the stairs toward the palace gate. When he and the Greeks reach the second set of stairs, at the very start of the shot equipment is visible at the bottom stair (use slo-motion if necessary). (02:24:55)

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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: When Boagrius falls after Achilles stabs him, in the close-up the two squares (gauze perhaps?) taped to his knees are clearly visible, when he hits the ground and his legs go up. (00:08:20)

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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: After the Greeks break through the palace gates, Paris releases the first arrow into a soldier. As he begins to turn around, the bent dark arrow unbends at his neck at the start of the shot, before it becomes the straight lighter arrow. (02:25:30)

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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Glaucus, Paris and other Trojans stand at the ready, the Greeks break through the palace gates, stream into the room and begin to fight. However, after Paris runs up the stairs, pulls and releases the arrow to hit the soldier's neck, in this shot Glaucus and the Trojans stand on the opposite side facing the Greeks, they have not yet even begun to fight. (02:25:25)

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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Odysseus and the Greeks reach the gates to the palace, before Glaucus shouts, "Soldiers of Troy, you men are warriors..." the long horizontal wood that is secured across the doors is visible. When the Greeks break through it is an entirely different piece of wood that splits. (02:25:05)

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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: As Troy burns, there is an overhead shot of Achilles walking along the side of the building. In the shot immediately prior to this one, of soldiers running to the right of the screen, the large legs of the white statue stand and the broken body lies on the ground. Many shots later, after Achilles starts to shout for Briseis, that same statue is just being pulled down, as the legs remain in place. Once again, many shots later, as Agamemnon shouts, "Burn it! Burn it all!" the same statue is being pulled down yet again in the distance. (02:21:30 - 02:22:35)

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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Achilles ties Hector's feet with the rope, the excess rope at the knot and the length of the rope between the chariot and Hector's feet changes while Hector's body is dragged by the chariot. In the first wide shot, as Achilles begins to drag him, its length is twice as long than in the following close-up. (02:02:00)

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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: After Achilles kills Hector, Achilles reaches for the plain rope end of the rope at the back of the chariot, which he ties to the chariot bar. When Achilles rides away while looking up in the close-up, in the next shot as the body is being dragged, the knot's excess rope now has a wide black tip at the end. (02:01:50)

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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: When the Greek's rampage Troy, a Trojan falls through a thatched roof. In the next shot a light haired Trojan male is thrown on top of a black haired male, and are attacked while they lie atop a stone landing. Then at the start of the following close-up, a lone light haired female falls to the ground from that very same stone landing, which is followed by a repeat performance in close-up, by the light haired male of the previous shot, with some differences in this take. (02:21:15)

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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

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Revealing mistake: When Ajax first arrives on Troy's shores an arrow penetrates his right thigh. The darker skinned latex material surrounding his thigh is perfectly distinguishable from his own light skin in the wide shots. Then after he breaks off part of the arrow, the rest which remains in his thigh disappears in consecutive shots. (00:42:35)

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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: In Achilles' tent, while Achilles tells Briseis that she is his guest and not his captive, the distinctive tan lines of the actress' bikini top are clearly visible as Achilles holds her. (01:37:15)

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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: Throughout the entire film, when soldiers are stabbing others it is blatantly obvious in numerous shots that the swords' blades or spear tips don't come anywhere near the armor or skin of the stabbing victim, and the 'victim' usually has either a delayed reaction to their wounds, or react before the weapons ever 'touch' them. (02:20:50)

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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When the Greeks begin their rampage within the walls of Troy, a Trojan is flipped over a roof and lands on a thatched roof under him. The top thatch differs between the first close-up and second wide shot. (02:21:10)

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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: After Paris is given the sword of Troy, it cuts to Hector speaking to Andromache. In this wide shot the cloth draped small bed between the two large columns is turned at a slant. Yet when Hector leaves their room (before encountering Helen), the bed is now parallel to the short wall (which faces the sea). (01:00:20 - 01:01:30)

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8th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: The long distinctive scar on Glaucus' left cheek drastically changes severity, shape, length, etc., in all of his close-ups. (00:57:20 - 01:54:45)

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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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