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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Achilles and his Myrmidons line up on the beach and then bring their shields together, things located on the beach, surrounding them, ie large and small rock formations/boulders, wood, carts, etc., differ greatly from the previous and following shots. The way they form the tight group differs between shots as well. (00:40:25)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: On the Trojan beach, when the shields of Achilles and the Myrmidons are united in front of them, some of the arrows protruding from the shields disappear and reappear in consecutive shots. (00:40:25)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: After Achilles and the Myrmidons arrive on shore, the Trojans let loose a barrage of fiery arrows, and when one lands in the thigh of a man still aboard the ship, the fake leg skin around the protruding arrow is quite obvious. (00:39:45)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: Achilles runs up the stairs of Apollo's temple, kills some men, including one after he runs up the stone base of the gold statue. He then turns around, with the two blades in his hands, to be face to face with a Trojan whose helmet is all askew and Achilles pushes the tips of the blades into the center of the soldier's chest armor. At the start of the very next shot the man's helmet is perfectly straight, and Achilles' two blades are conspicuously not in the soldier's chest, both are clearly visible at the soldier's side, under his left arm (NOT in his chest), already bloody, with the dripping blood stain on the center of his armor where the blades should be. Then Achilles pulls the blades 'out of' the soldier accompanied by the dramatic sound effect. (00:43:20)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Deliberate mistake: When Achilles reaches the bottom of the stairs of Apollo's temple a Trojan pulls on Achilles' spear so he elbows that Trojan in the face, then turns and slices another one. When Achilles turns around he is face to face with a particular Trojan, who has two decorative clasps in his long hair, then he slices him across his face and he falls. In the next shot he fights another couple of Trojans. The following shot is the exact same shot as the previous one with the Trojan, who has two decorative clasps in his hair, that he proceeds to slice across the face again. (00:42:55)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: While Achilles stands on Apollo's temple stairs and then when Hector climbs them, the position of the bodies lying on the stairs differs between shots. (This does NOT refer to when Achilles walks out the back of the temple, where there are no bodies. Note that the temple's front and back have different types of statues, stairs...) (00:44:00)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: While Menelaus and Paris duel, Menelaus punches Paris in the face (the first time) and as he spins around spitting blood, the red bruise on Paris' right cheek is perfectly visible, yet in the very next close-up his face is quite pristine - the bruise and blood are actually gone. But of course in the next close-up Paris' cheek bruise is back with blood on his chin as well, and in the following shots the amount of blood goes back and forth. (01:14:35)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: In Sparta, when Paris enters Helen's room, she faces him and says, "You shouldn't be here," When she turns around to face the wall, now there are short curls at her forehead and the hair curls at the sides of her face are now curlier and neater. Then when she is standing in front of Paris with her hands at her sides, in the two shots facing her, her hair goes from the front of her shoulders to behind, and the cute curl at her forehead is gone. This type of thing occurs throughout the film in consecutive shots. (00:11:40)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: While in Phtia after Odysseus says, "My wife will feel much better...I'll feel much better," Achilles takes the sword out of Patroclus' hand and then pats him on the bottom with his own sword. As he does this in the shot from behind Achilles, the ground area in front of the bushes is sword free. However, as Odysseus says, "A thousand ships," there is a sword lying on the ground in front of the bush. This is either a continuity error or simply the lack of sound of a sword being thrown to the ground, since it's likely to be Patroclus' sword that Achilles threw. (00:23:30)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: As Achilles and Patroclus sword play in Phtia, at the bottom of a particular area with stairs, in the first shot after the first close-up of the horses' hooves, there are large clumps of greenery at the corners of these individual stairs. However, when Odysseus speaks with them and says, "My wife will feel much better if she knows you're by my side..." now some of the clumps of greenery are gone from the stairs, and there is a water 'canteen' on the third step, which Achilles drinks from. There are a number of significant differences among surrounding shrubbery and small rocks, including from the opening aerial shot, and the sun's shadow changes drastically during this entire scene. (00:21:35 - 00:23:25)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Other mistake: While the Trojan warning gongs ring, in the shot of the citizens when they run past the guards to return to the safety within the walls, there is something stuck to the left side of the camera (it looks like a long piece of hair), which flickers on the screen as the camera continues to pan in closer. (00:35:30)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: In Phtia, as Achilles and Patroclus sword play, their positions as the duel with the wooden swords in relation to each other, and/or where they stand, change between shots. (00:21:20)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

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Continuity mistake: Aboard the ship going back to Troy, when Paris walks over to Hector he places his hands on the rail of the ship, and the collar on Paris' left side hangs off his shoulder, yet in the next close-up it's properly on by his neck. (00:14:45)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Menelaus travels to his brother, Agamemnon, their positions differ when they speak and embrace, e.g., in the shots facing Menelaus two of his brother's fingers are on the cloak at his shoulder, yet in the shots facing Agamemnon his entire left hand lies on Menelaus' cloak. (00:18:25 - 00:19:20)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Achilles goes to see his mother, Thetis, as they speak the position of her long hair differs repeatedly, e.g., behind her shoulder then in front, depending on the camera angle. (00:25:30)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: The characteristics of the severe scars on Ajax's forehead, cheek and shoulders differ significantly in his close-ups. (00:41:35)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: As Helen says, "They're coming for me. The wind is bringing them closer..." she leans on the large pillar, even as Paris walks over she stands beside it when they embrace. In the following wide shot, as Paris lets go of her, they are not standing in the same location as the previous close-ups. (00:32:00)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Menelaus bursts into Helen's room, as he confronts the handmaiden about her whereabouts, Menelaus' hair curl is in front of his shoulder when the shot faces the woman, but not when the shot faces Menelaus. The same thing happens with Paris when he is with Helen, with Glaucus when he says goodbye to Hector, when Hector speaks with Lysander at the armory and so forth. Throughout the film all the men's hair in front and back - its position, neat or not, curls or not, etc., noticeably changes between shots. (00:15:50 - 01:54:45)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: In the opening shot when the camera pans in, as the ship sails back to Troy with Hector and Paris, the position of the sail and rigging differs significantly from the subsequent shot aboard the ship as Paris walks over to Hector. (00:14:30)

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23rd Jan 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Menelaus goes to see Agamemnon, as he walks toward his brother in the shot facing Agamemnon people stand aside and bow. In the next shot facing Menelaus some people appear or disappear from where they stood in the previous shot. The shadows differ as well. (00:18:05)

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