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24th Feb 2004

Notting Hill (1999)

Continuity mistake: At home when William is sitting at his desk opening up to Spike about the female problem, the items on his desk change their positions between the wide shots and the close-ups. (00:59:25)

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24th Feb 2004

Notting Hill (1999)

Continuity mistake: When William initially walks into his bookstore after he takes the mail from Martin, on the bookcase he approaches to his right we see close-up some of the books on three shelves, one of which says 'Siberia', and also the two small posters, the bottom says 'Mukiwa' and the top says 'Lonely Planet', tacked to the side of this bookcase. When Anna browses that same bookcase, she looks at the book 'My Turkish Delights'. The books that are on the shelves of the bookcase, and only the top poster that is tacked to the side are now completely different. (00:05:20 - 00:06:35)

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23rd Feb 2004

Notting Hill (1999)

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Continuity mistake: At the bookstore, in the wide shots the surveillance monitor is sitting in the center of four large books, yet in the close-up of the monitor, showing Rufus, the shoplifter, there is another book lying on the larger books, to the left of the monitor. (00:06:15 - 00:07:05)

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Revealing mistake: Going to his father's old place, David and Allison turn right on the corner, pass some stores and then turn left to drive into the lot of the Texaco station. The reflection shown in the stores' windows across the street is not at all what is supposedly across from those stores. Also, when they start to pull away from the station a set of studio lights are reflected in the side back window of the car. (01:02:40)

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Continuity mistake: David and Allison drive away from the station, after David learns of his father's death. When the camera is just on Allison, sitting in the passenger seat, the view of the background behind the car is very different than the view when the camera is just on David. (01:04:55)

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Continuity mistake: David and Jimmy are running from the military helicopter, when they run into an electrified fence. Jimmy actually hits it and in the first shot he grabs hold of the fence with both hands, then he *removes* his right hand only to put it *back* onto the *electrified* fence. In the next close-up shot, Jimmy is standing at a different place along the electrified fence, this time right near the pole and Jimmy's left hand is now lower on the fence than it was in the previous shot. Then in the next back shot, Jimmy's left hand is higher up on the fence again. (00:17:05)

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Continuity mistake: Aboard U.S.S. Eldridge, during the experiment's mishap, in the generator room David has his sleeves rolled up high on his arm, way above the elbows. In the next shot when he and Jimmy run to the top deck, his sleeves are at his elbows. (00:15:10)

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Continuity mistake: After David has gone through the vortex, he grabs an axe and starts to hack some of the equipment. In the next close-up shot he stands at the doorway without an axe in his right hand, but in the next wide shot the axe is back in his hand. (01:31:50)

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Continuity mistake: As David walks with Dr. Longstreet, just before he enters the vortex, the man behind David is carrying David's helmet. In the first shot the helmet is right side up in the man's hands, but in the next consecutive shot, the helmet is held upside down. (01:27:40)

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Continuity mistake: David's hairstyle changes throughout the movie multiple times between consecutive close-ups and wide shots. For example, at the base when he's in Dr. Longstreet's Lab, as he speaks with Dr. Longstreet David's hair continuously changes between shots. (01:23:00)

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Continuity mistake: After crashing through the guarded barrier of the base, David drives the stolen pickup truck and burning debris from the electrical storm falls onto the hood of the truck. In the next close-up the burning debris is shaped differently. Then after they crash through the wall, in the wide shot there is no burning debris on the hood. Yet, in the next close-up there's plenty of burning debris, but then in the next shot there is no burning debris again, just a smoking engine. The building debris surrounding the truck and behind it, in the first shot differs from all the building debris in the second shot as well. (01:21:50)

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Continuity mistake: David and Allison pull up to the corner across the street from David's father's old place. In the close-up of them in the car, the surrounding area around the car is completely different than the area shown around the car in the wide shot. Also in the wide shot we see cars parked to the right of the screen. After crossing the intersection, they pull into his father's old place, and we see the same sidewalk across the street, but none of the cars that were parked there in the previous shot are there now. Then when they pull away, again the parked cars are different. (01:02:20)

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Continuity mistake: At the hotel, David's blue shirt is lying straight on the pillow by the headboard when he opens the door to let Allison in. When she sits on the bed to make the calls, the blue shirt isn't straight in this shot. Also, the Chinese food containers' positions on the table in this shot differ from the shot when David stands up after slamming the phone down. Then when he sits at the table the containers' position change again in the next couple of shots, as does his blue shirt. (00:48:45)

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Continuity mistake: At the hotel when Allison knocks on the door David goes to open it, and the round table's 'folding sides' face a particular direction. In the next shot Allison puts the shopping bag on the table, and the 'folding sides' of the table are facing another direction. (00:48:50)

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Continuity mistake: In the hotel room, David watches TV and next to the TV are plastic cups. In the shots facing David the cups are right up against the TV and there's a phone book lying on top of the TV set. In the shots facing the TV, the cups are further away on the dresser and there is nothing on top of the TV set. (00:48:05)

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Continuity mistake: As Allison drives searching for David, who's on the run from the MP's, the windshield wipers are on. In her two close-up shots in between, the wipers are not on. (00:45:55)

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Continuity mistake: After Allison's car rolls down the embankment, in the first shot there is no snow on the roof of the car. In the close-up of the car, as the police draw their guns, there is now snow on the roof. (00:35:05)

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Continuity mistake: As David runs from the MP's in the restaurant he jumps down onto the bar from the second floor. The shot of the bar from above and the shot of him landing on the bar differs in regard to the items on the bar and placement of people. As David runs onto the first table from the bar, the food on the plate belonging to the man in the brown suit differs in the next shot as the man ducks to his right. (00:45:40)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Allison drives and collides with the police car, as her car flies up part of the angled ramp used for the aerial stunt is seen to the right of the police car. (00:35:00)

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Deliberate mistake: As David runs from the MP's in the restaurant, he jumps off the balcony onto the bar below. It is very obvious that it's the stunt double for Michael Pare doing the jump. (00:45:35)

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