Twotall

3rd Jun 2004

Face/Off (1997)

Audio problem: When Castor wakes up from his coma, he reaches up to his face and pulls out the nose plugs that fed him oxygen. Strangely enough, his heart monitor stops beeping when the plug is removed.

Twotall

7th May 2004

Savate (1995)

Continuity mistake: Charlegrande stabs von Trotta in his right eye, but in all later scenes it is the left eye that's missing.

Twotall

7th May 2004

Savate (1995)

Continuity mistake: After Charlegrande is shot in the leg, his entire pant leg (thigh to foot) is soaked with blood. Except for the final scene, when the blood is a much smaller spot, only on his thigh.

Twotall

22nd Apr 2004

The Simpsons (1989)

Show generally

Question: The Flanders live on one side of the Simpsons, who lives on the other side? Note: Not Gerald Ford, he lives across the street from them.

Twotall

Chosen answer: A divorcee (Ruth Powers) who has a daughter that Bart fancies. An old couple used to live there, but moved and I remember an episode where Homer was sitting in a paddle pool eating a hot dog, grossing out potential clients.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

14th Apr 2004

Willow (1988)

Continuity mistake: When the midwife runs off with Elora, the baby is practically bald. The "dogs" are immediately sent out for them (as you can see and hear the Queen ordering on screen), but they don't catch up until the baby has grown a full head of red hair. Even the fact that you see the midwife struggling through snow to a green forest, supports this. She is going over the mountains (looking down on the castle), and her pursuers still are not able to follow the tracks she left in the snow.

Twotall

Trivia: Tommy Johnson was a real bluesman of the time, who was rumored to have sold his soul to the Devil. He was supposed to have met the Devil by "the crossroads", where in fact Everett & co first meet him. While this is also true about Robert Johnson, the character in the movie was always supposed to be Tommy (who also contributed actively to spreading the rumor for the PR value, unlike Robert).

Twotall

26th Feb 2004

Immortal Beloved (1994)

Trivia: Gary Oldman, when preparing for the role, asked the director what biographies on Beethoven he should read. The director told him that the only biography needed was Beethoven's music, since it reflected his soul and emotions the best.

Twotall

Trivia: No wonder Quatermain knew of Moriarty - in his cabin on the Nautilus (the scene where he evicts the invisible Skinner) you can see a copy of Strand Magazine, the magazine that first published the exploits of one Mr. Sherlock Holmes.

Twotall

Revealing mistake: The "Old man-ghoul" changes appearances drastically throughout the entire movie. In some scenes, it is Bela Lugosi in vampire cape, in others it is the famous "double" who is a head taller than Lugosi, a lot thinner and has a different hairstyle. He covers his face with his cape, but this does not help a lot...

Twotall

17th Feb 2004

Ghost Ship (2002)

Factual error: Murphy tells the story of the "Mary Celeste" all wrong. As this is a real incident, from real life, there would be no need for him to make anything up or tell it as a "tall tale", and as a professional salvage expert he would be familiar with it. The "Mary Celeste" was carrying 1700 barrels of denatured alcohol, not cotton, like he says. And she did not sail into the Mediterranean on her own to be found off Tripoli, but was discovered straight on course in the Atlantic, despite having been abandoned for some time (according to the last log entry). See http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mmaryceleste.html for more details.

Twotall

17th Feb 2004

Unbreakable (2000)

Trivia: Another comic book reference: Most of the film is shot through door frames, windows, between seats or otherwise "framed" like comic book panels.

Twotall

17th Feb 2004

Unbreakable (2000)

Trivia: Another comic book reference: they both have signature colors. Mr Glass' color is purple (his clothes, the envelope he leaves on the windshield, interior of his house, etc.) while David's is green (all of the interior in his house, his raincoat, his suit on the train etc.).

Twotall

Question: Why does the Jedi council decide against training Anakin? One thing is that Yoda senses much fear in him, and that he is past the standard age for training, but with his power level you would think it wiser NOT to have him running around like a loose cannon, developing his powers in all sorts of directions, not to mention the risk of him being recruited by Dark Jedi.

Twotall

Chosen answer: Yoda and others on the council probably used Jedi farseeing (a power mentioned in the novel sequels which have been said to be part of the universe continuity by Lucas) and learned it to be a bad idea. It is also possible that Anakin's bringing "balance to the Force" is by becoming Vader and bringing down the old corrupt Republic and (indirectly) replacing it with a new Jedi order and a new Republic. They told Obi Wan they wouldn't train Anakin knowing that that is what was necessary to begin bringing back balance.

Grumpy Scot

All The Way - S6-E6

Revealing mistake: In one fight scene, Buffy uses a car door to block a kick from a vampire. The window of the car breaks before the kick connects with it. In fact, it breaks while the foot is still in mid-air. (00:37:00)

Twotall

29th Dec 2003

Renaissance Man (1994)

Continuity mistake: At the "victory tower", the drill sergeants are standing with several recruits in line behind them. When Danny DeVito looks down from the tower, the three sergeants stand alone, except in the close-up on Gregory Hines. Then the recruits are back.

Twotall

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