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13th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: While holding Briseis, Agamemnon says, "A Trojan priestess scrubbing my floors," the collar of his armor fits snugly round his neck. Yet when he continues, "And at night," the collar is pulled a good bit away from his neck, to expose plenty of fake skin for the stabbing shot. (02:27:35)

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13th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Achilles arrives on the battle field in Thessaly, after being summoned by the boy, at the start of the shot as he rides passed the large army of soldiers, the cliff with its distinctive rock face is to his left. When he faces off with Boagrius, the area of cliff that was far in the distance in the opening shot is now substantially closer in these shots. (00:06:40)

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13th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

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Continuity mistake: When Boagrius throws the first spear at Achilles, it hits Achilles' distinctive shaped shield. In the shot facing the back of the shield, their proximity differs, and the spear penetrates the shield in a completely different area than shown in the next shot, facing the front of the shield. (00:08:00)

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13th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

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Continuity mistake: Just after Briseis leaves with Paris, Achilles falls over and dies on the grass in a close-up. The position of Achilles and also the arrows on the grass differ between this shot and the following aerial shot. To be precise regarding Achilles, in the close-up: 1. He is much farther from the stone, behind his head, that surrounds the grass, than in the aerial shot, where it is quite close to the stone. 2. His left arm is outstretched upwards towards the stone, and his hand is near the stone behind him, whereas in the aerial shot his left arm is downwardly outstretched. 3. His left knee (the leg with the arrow) is bent more (even visible as he falls over on the grass) than in the aerial shot, where that leg is straighter. (02:30:50)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

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Revealing mistake: When Paris hits Achilles with the fifth arrow, as Achilles raises his right arm, the two round yellow stickers on both sides of his armor beside the studs, near the arm holes, are perfectly visible in this and the following two extreme close-ups. They are used to mark the bottom edge of the shot. Obviously they are gone in the previous and following shots. (02:28:50)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: After Agamemnon's death, the first soldier that Achilles kills when rescuing Briseis, lies on the grassy area directly in front of the large center statue. The dead soldier repeatedly changes position. For example, when Briseis runs and shouts, "Paris! Don't!" the body is about 3-4 feet away from the edge, yet when Achilles drops to his knees, the body is right at the edge. In the last aerial shot of Achilles' body, the dead soldier is actually gone from the front of the statue. (02:28:45)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: Achilles walks on the left side of the large grassy area when he is hit with the third and fourth arrows in the close-ups and since the statue to the left and back edge of the grass are visible, the dead soldier's position is apparent. Then after a facial close-up of stationary Achilles, in the next wide shot Achilles is now on the right side of the grassy area. (02:28:35)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Achilles is hit with the fourth arrow in the close-up, he now has two arrows in his torso (the first in his ankle, the second he pulled out). Yet in the next wide shot of Briseis, as she runs toward Paris yelling, "Paris! Don't!" there is only ONE arrow in Achilles' chest, but when Paris hits him with the fifth arrow, no doubt the missing arrow is back again. (02:28:45)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Briseis runs to Paris and shouts, "Paris! Don't!" in the wide shot, Achilles limps near the dead soldier on the grass. When Achilles is hit with the final arrow he drops to his knees and behind him an arrow lies on the ground (it is the 2nd arrow that hit him, which he pulled out and threw), opposite the dead soldier, which was much farther back in the previous wideshot of the grass. (02:28:45)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: Just as Achilles is hit with the fourth arrow in the close-up, on the left side of the screen, beside the statue, something suddenly appears in the shot and then disappears. (02:28:40)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: After Agamemnon's death, Achilles kills the two soldiers to rescue Briseis and in the close-up as he starts to lift her, the soldier's helmet lies near his head by the steps and the sword's grip at his fingertips. In the following shots the body, sword and helmet all change positions, the helmet moves at least a foot and the sword moves a few feet. (02:28:10)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: When Priam and Hector speak about Paris and Helen, there is a shot from behind them where the city below is clearly visible, as they stand on the balcony. Later, when Priam sees the devastating fires he stands on the same balcony (the statues are visible behind him in the close-up), and the city's buildings, etc., are entirely different than the earlier shot. (00:31:10)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Priam sees the city on fire, in the shot facing his back, he walks to the edge of the balcony. In the next close-up facing him, the large statue (the seated statue opposite the throne) and a particular white statue are a certain distance behind him. In earlier shots, including when Priam and Hector stand on the balcony, the distance between the balcony and the seated statue at the opposite end of the room is far greater. The statues are deliberately much closer, for the close-up on Priam's devastated expression. (02:22:50)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Revealing mistake: After the Greeks break into the palace throne room, there is a close-up and consecutive wide shot of a particular white statue being pulled down with two ropes, then smashes apart on the floor and water. However, in the next shot of Priam, he turns around and as the camera pans out, the very same statue is being pulled down yet again, albeit with very noticeable differences in this take of the same shot. (Each of the unique statues in the throne room is visible in earlier shots.) (02:26:15)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: As the Greeks start emerging from the 'Trojan' horse, two small staircases in the distance, to the right, is seen here and in the close-up of Achilles just as he reaches the ground. Later, after a close-up of the large white statue falling towards the camera, two shots later the 'Trojan' horse stands in the foreground and right behind the running Trojans and Greeks are those two small staircases. However in this shot the 'Trojan horse is much, much closer to that side of the temple square. (02:19:10 - 02:22:40)

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10th Feb 2005

Troy (2004)

Continuity mistake: Priam walks toward the edge of the balcony to see fire ravaging his city. In the shot prior to that one, Troy's center square (with the temple of Poseidon) is shown and behind the two large columns, the left and right tall doors at the top of the stairs are engulfed in flames, the center door is not. When Briseis runs from the galloping horse, in the very next shot of the square with the 'Trojan' horse, only the left door at the top of the stairs is engulfed in flames and the right and center doors are both perfectly intact, then of course as Agamemnon shouts, "Burn Troy!" the left and right are completely engulfed again. (02:22:40 - 02:23:30)

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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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