Fun with Movies: Volume I

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  1. MahatmaPetey

    MahatmaPetey Brown Belt

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    sure we can watch movies and say "hey, that was great!" But what's more fun than saying "hey, they FUCKED UP!" ? The answer is nothing.

    People may not enjoy this, but i like finding these lists and then hunting for the mistakes. So here's a list of goofs from the Halloween series (excluding 8)

    WARNING THIS IS LONG (but entertaining:) )

    HALLOWEEN:

    License plates in the original film have California tags, although they should be in Illinois!

    When Loomis stops to make a phone call on his trip to Haddonfield, snow-capped mountains can be seen in the distance, although the film makes place in the flat land of Illinois.

    As Laurie walks home from school, the pavement changes from dry to wet.

    The door to the Doyle house appears to be on the right for both sides of the door.

    In the scene where Laurie sees Michael behind a bush, smoke from director John Carpenter's cigarette can be seen blowing through the shot.

    In the Wallace house, as Lynda and Bob leave the living room to go upstairs, Lynda trips over a dolly track.

    Michael has his age listed as "age 23" in the credits, where he was actually 21 in the film.

    Michael supposedly doesn't get his mask and knife until after school is over when he brakes into the Hardware Store. He is seen with it on, however, before that when standing outside of Laurie's school.

    The Wallace house has the door handle on the left side of the door, on both sides! Impossible. Also, the door appears to be far to the right side of the house. When Lynda and Bob (and even Annie for that matter) enter the house, off to the immediate right is the living room. It's impossible since there's no room. These two goofs are because the interior of the Wallace house was filmed elsewhere.

    When the kids trip Tommy Doyle, all three run off to the left. In the next shot, only two kids run to the left while one runs toward the camera.

    When Laurie escapes Lindsay's house at the end, she breaks out a pane of glass in the door to move the rake. The fake glass is easily visible through the light.

    Keeping with the last flub, when the glas is shattered, shards of glass are left sticking out of the frame of the door, but the camera cuts away and when it comes back there are absolutely no shards at all, just a clean wooden frame.

    When Lindsey is watching the horror movie on T.V. and the phone starts to ring, the camera starts to pan over to the phone. During the pan you can see someone' shadow moving on the wall behind Lindsey. Someone got in the lighting behind the camera.

    On the back of the HALLOWEEN box, Myers is spelled INcorrectly as Meyers. The same goes for a track on the original soundtrack.

    When Michael is chasing Laurie at the end, she runs out the back door and to the RIGHT. But, when there is a cut to the front of the house, Laurie comes running from the left side instead.

    The pumpkin in front of the Wallace house seems to change from time to time. When Bob carries Lynda into the house, it's a normal looking pumpkin. When Laurie walks up to the house at the end, however, the pumpkin is different. This one is a lot wider and shorter.

    A continuity error occurs when Michael is stalking Tommy at the school. When Tommy first starts to walk away, there are a few cars parked across the street from where he's headed. There is a cut once Michael gets into his car, and that's when all of those cars are gone.

    When Annie drops Laurie off at the Doyle house, their front doors are filled with small windows. Throughout the rest of the movie, the door is different.

    When Michael is carrying Annie back to the house, her head is on the left while her feet are to the right. Then they cut to Tommy's reaction. When they cut back, her body is now facing the opposite way. Her head is on the right side and the legs are to the left.

    Take notice of the scene where the gutter smashes into the window, scaring Loomis and Brackett half to death. The rest of the movie, when we see that front window, the gutter is nowhere to be seen, when it should be hanging over the window.

    When Bob picks Lynda up in his arms, he leaves the van door open. Then, they go into the Wallace house. After Lynda is murdered, Laurie Strode goes across the street to inspect everything, and when she passes the van, you can clearly see that the door has been closed.

    When Micheal follows Annie and Laurie in the car, he parks only about one or two doors down from Lindsey's house (if that). Then later, when Loomis is standing in front of the Myers house, he turns around and all of a sudden sees Micheal's car. Since Michael never had time to move the car, it could never have popped up in this new location.

    On the box for the Limited Edition of the movie by Anchor Bay, Debra Hill's name is spelled wrong (Deborah).

    Palm trees can be seen at numerous times throughout the film. Obviously, palm trees can't grow in Illinois. This happened, though, because it was filmed in California.

    When Lynda, Annie, and Laurie are walking home from school, Laurie says the Wallace's house is 3 houses down from the Doyle's. In the film, though, the houses are actually shown across the street from each other.

    Even though Michael's just a child at the beginning of the film, his P.O.V. makes him appear as though he's a grown adult. This is evident when he reaches for the knife and when he watches Judith's boyfriend leave, for example.

    Watch the where Laurie barely escapes the Shape and Tommy barely unlocks the door in time. After she tells him to go upstairs, she notices the open window/door next to her and sees the curtain blowing in the wind. In the new DVD version, you can see a large wind fan behind the window, creating the wind to move the curtain.

    When Laurie turns around right before she runs into Brackett, the bush behind her changes between the cuts. It goes from being untrimmed to perfectly trimmed between the two angles.

    As soon as Laurie gets back inside the Doyle's house after The Shape is chasing her, she tells Tommy to hurry. Look at the light switches on the wall, Both switches are already pointing down. When she slides her fingers down over them, they don't go anywhere (since they're already pointed "down," or off) yet the lights still dim. Obviously, this is a flub. The lights were already pointed off, but then the crew members would shut the lights off when her fingers would go over the switch.

    When little Michael is about to kill his sister, you can see the clock on the kitchen wall and another clock in the living room show it's about 9:25pm. As Michael walks up the steps, there are 10 loud chimes that come from the clock, signifying it's 10pm. Without a cut, there's no way it took 35 minutes to walk up those steps!

    You can see a wrench attached to Michael's hand when he breaks the car window when at Smith's Grove. In the film, Michael's supposed to be doing it with his bare hand.

    (Best seen with the new Limited Edition DVD) During the scene where Annie and Laurie are walking away from the bush where Laurie had seen the Shape disappear behind moments earlier, hit the pause button. If you hit slo-mo, look at the front porch of the house directly behind the bush. You'll see that there's a man (possibly crew members) watching the whole scene being filmed. He's standing and you can see him above the bush.

    (Best seen with the new Limited Edition DVD) After Michael looks in the window at Judith and her boyfriend, the camera pulls back and goes back around to the front of the house. When it first starts to pull back, if you look on the porch, hanging outside of the window are a whole bunch of electrical wires leading into the house for the lighting equipment. When he gets inside to where that window is, the wires are gone. A crew member obviously moved the wires out of sight while the filming was taking place on the other side of the house.

    Set in October in Illinois, the leaves should not be green.

    When Annie and Laurie are driving and The Shape is driving behind them {take note you need a widescreen version of the film to see this flub} the mirror in the car between Laurie and Annie keeps changing its position without anyone of them messing with it.

    After Annie hangs up the phone from talking with Laurie (when Annie spills something on herself and then proceeds to the laundry room), the movie "The Thing" just begins. But when Annie returns from putting her clothes in the wash and hurries Lindsay over to the Doyle residence, you can hear in the background the TV announcer stating to stay tuned for the horrifying conclusion of "The Thing".

    Lynda tells Bob to go upstairs, to the first door on the left. After Annie, Lynda, and Bob are killed, Laurie goes to look for them. She goes upstairs and passes the first door, going almost to the end of the hall before entering the bedroom. Even though Michael could've moved them to another room, he probably wouldn't haved moved the phone and pumpkin that was in the room with Bob and Lynda while they had sex.

    Annie calls Laurie and tells her that she'll pick her up at 6:00. However,
    when she picks Laurie up it's still daylight when it should be dark at that time of year.

    HALLOWEEN 2:

    The most famous mess-up is probably the fact that while Dr. Loomis shouts "I shot him six times," he actually shot him seven times during the film's prelude.

    When Ben Tramer is hit by the police car, his body falls forward. In the next scene, he is standing straight up. A continuity error.

    The police claim the Myers house is at "45 Lampkin Lane." The address on the front porch clearly displays the number 709.

    When Jimmy finds Mrs. Alves on the gurney bleeding all over the floor, he turns to run out the door to get help and slips on the blood and knocks himself out when his head hits the floor. In fact, he's laying right in the middle of the blood! Later when Laurie is hiding in Jimmy's car, he gets in and the back of his shirt is not a bloody mess at all, it's clean!

    When The Shape is drowning the nurse in the scalding water, her towel suddenly goes from being wrapped just below her shoulders to being tied around the waist.

    There is a flashing orange light in the back of the marshal's car, but when they turn around to head back to Haddonfield it is nowhere to be seen. It is gone.

    Michael Myers back peddles up a ramp when he falls from the balcony in the beginning.

    As the ambulance approaches the hospital, notice the hood of the ambulance has red blinking lights. When they stop for the two people (the mother and the childwith the razor blade in his mouth) the blinking lights have moved down to the front bumper.

    In HALLOWEEN, Michael Myers falls off the balcony in the backyard. In the beginning of this one, however, the fall takes place in the front yard.

    In the scene where the boys ask Mr. Hunt about Ben Tramer, Mr. Hunt says that "it's just a little past 11." Following this up in the next scene Bud lures Karen into the room to kiss her and wish her Happy Halloween. During this scene, as Bud reaches up to kiss Karen, his watch is clearly visible and shows the time as 1:00!

    When Michael falls off the balcony at the end of HALLOWEEN, he lands predominantly in an area of the lawn that is more dirt filled. In this film, he lands in a completely grassy lawn.

    In the original film, the pumpkin at the Wallace's house was very small and fat, but in this film (which takes place the same night) you can see when all the cops and reporters are at the house that the pumpkin changed in size and the face got different as well.

    On the Goodtimes Home Video box front cover, they spelled Jamie Lee Curtis as Jaime Lee Curtis. Plus, they use images on the box that are from other HALLOWEEN films, rather than from this film.

    In the scene where Marion is calling for help on the police car's 2-way radio, she speaks, "Marion Chambers with Doctor Loomis at the clinic; He's here." Right after that, the policeman on the other end of the radio starts to talk. However, Marion never lets go of the "talk" button on the radios microphone, until the middle of the policeman's response to her request. You can't listen and receive anything on the radio while the button on the mic is pressed.
    When Michael walks into the old couple's house, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is showing on the television. At that point, the film is just beginning, with Barbara and Johnny first pulling up to the cemetary. Much later in the film, the security guard is also watching NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD on television, and it's the scene where the cemetary zombie is attacking Barbara in her car. This is no more than ten minutes later in NOTLD, yet it's way more than ten minutes later in the evening of HALLOWEEN II.

    In the end credits of the filmm, it says NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is copyright 1978, when in fact, the movie was made in 1968.

    Sheriff Bracket's sideburns don't look the same as in the original film, even though both films are supposed to take place the same night.

    If you pause the widescreen version of the movie at exactly 1hr 35min and 34sec (at the end of the film when Laurie is blown off of her feet by the explosion in the Operating Room). If you examine the right side of the screen you can actually see behind the "set" wall. You can see the vertical planks that are holding it up and you can see a coiled up cable of some sort hanging there. Fast forward three seconds to 1hr 25min 37sec you can see behind the wall again, only this time the scene is a little bit darker. If you watch closely from the moment the explosion goes off and we see Laurie in the corridor, you can see the wall on the right shaking making it obvious that this is a set and not a real corridor.

    After the explosion and Michael is walking on fire, you'll notice he is right next to the burning stretcher. Then they cut to a scene of Laurie hiding behind a water fountain. In the next scene of Michael, he is now about 8 feet before the stretcher walking towards her again. He obviously didn't back up.

    When Annie's body gets wheeled out of the house and her father closes her eyes, her lids blink even though she should be dead.

    HALLOWEEN 3:

    Toward the end of the movie, if you watch Tom Atkins' shirt, it goes from untucked to tucked in a few times.

    In TEST ROOM A, the boy's mask has no Silver Shamrock emblem/logo appearing on it at the first of the scene. But when the flashing in the commercial gets underway, the mask has the S.S. logo on the back of the mask.

    Towards the end of the film, some of Cochrane's android assassins are seen in two different places throughout the factory with no time change.

    When Ms. Grimbridge walks back from the hotel office where she has just bought a coke, there is no cars in the motel parking spaces. On the way back to her room, suddenly Mrs. Guttman appears out of her car after scaring Ellie by honking the car horn. Since no car pulled in and there has been no elapse in time, it's obviously a flub.

    Keeping with the last flub, after Mrs. Guttman goes into her motel room, there's an outside shot of the motel. Once again, there are no cars parked there. Although Mrs. Guttman's car was just there a minute ago.

    If a mandatory curfew of 6:00 p.m. has been imposed ... how does Dr. Challis buy booze later that night? The store should have to adhere to the curfew as well.

    HALLOWEEN 4:

    Strange lighting makes the Shape appear to have white hair during a scene in the schoolhouse.

    Hoffman types "Michael M. Myers" when Michael's actual middle initial is "A."

    In the final chase scene in truck, The Shape reaches into the window and rips Rachel's sweater open, but in the next shot it is back how it was, buttoned and all.

    When Michael finds the picture of Laurie, it's a picture that was obviously taken behind the scenes on the first one. It couldn't be a real one, because it's of Laurie sitting with the pumpkin, but nobody was there to take the picture.

    On the back of the VHS box, it says, "Two women trapped in their own home, stalked by the most dangerous creature alive." In fact, they're not trapped in their own house, it's the Sheriff's house.

    At the beginning of the film, the orderly says Myers killed 16 people on Halloween night in 1978. That count seems to be a few too many.

    At the Gas Station, the front of Dr. Loomis' car has four headlights and vertical/horizontal lines on the grill. When Michael blows up the gas station, though, the front of the car is different.

    When Brady is trying to reload his double barrel and is shouting at Rachel and Jamie to "get up there," you can see that when Michael gets up to the same level of the stairs that Brady is on that the wall behind him is white and has some kind of decorative wall hanging or something to that effect. As the scene goes, it shows Michael, then it shows Brady fumbling to reload the gun, then a close up of Brady's hands, then back to his face, then a shot of Michael lunging toward him. The shot of Michael lunging toward him must have been a quick shot from a different scene that was just thrown in only because it was a few seconds long because if you pause it and watch it in slow motion you can see, especially on the new H4 Widescreen DVD, that the background behind Michael is of the downstairs - front door part of the house.

    During the credits at the end, there is a character listed as Leslie. This person should be listed as Lindsey, there is to Leslie in the film. The mistake may have come in the fact that the actress who plays Lindsey (or Leslie as they call her in the credits) is actually named Leslie.

    When Dr. Loomis and Sheriff Meeker are scared by the Halloween Pranksters with Myers Masks on, as soon as they pull out and Meeker starts talking on the radio, there is a car parked behind them. Then the camera pulls out and shows Michael Myers standing behind them -- notice the car on the left is gone!

    When Jamie and Rachel are riding with the rednecks, Jamie begins the ride by sitting on Rachel's leg, against the door. When the police stop their truck, you can then see Jamie has moved over to the middle, between the driver and Rachel. When they cut back when they're driving, she's moved again back to the lap. A continuity error.

    As Rachel and Jamie slide down the roof, they look down and a bike can be seen on the ground. When Jamie ends up running to Rachel later on, the bike is no longer there.

    On the back cover of the video, Ridgemont is incorrectly spelled "Richmond."

    In the drug store, when Rachel calls off her date, Brady asks why she didn't tell him earlier. He says, "It's 5:00 now, Rachel." It can't be 5 because she just picked Jamie up from school, so it's probably around 3 or 3:30.

    The male attendant in the beginning doesn
     
  2. herecomestrouble

    herecomestrouble dope man

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    i dont know if that was fun, i dont have the dedication to read all that in one sitting, lol. is that the longest post in the history of sherdog?
     
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    I'm tempted to say you have no life, but I've never seen any of the movies so I am moved to say "Most impressive...now I will NEVER see them". :)
     
  4. ShopliftingInAGhostTown

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    Holy shit. It is unfucking believable that you typed that whole thing. Absolutly goddamn mindboggling...
     
  5. MahatmaPetey

    MahatmaPetey Brown Belt

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    unfortunately i copied and pasted most of it. and by most of it, i mean all of it, and by all of it i mean all but the individual titles. as lifeless as i may be, i still gots things to do.

    i thought about posting the entire Freddy vs. Jason script...THAT would be the longest post in sherdog history :D
     
  6. I.J.S.

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    damn petey but that was funny
     
  7. J-Garden

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    Petey you are a psycho, in a good way, kinda
     
  8. MahatmaPetey

    MahatmaPetey Brown Belt

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    you're pretty psycho yourself, J.

    if you thought this was long and horrible, just wait until a certain website is back up so i can post it on volume 3 or 4 :D
     
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    hahaha

    it was just that my mind was starting to melt half way down....
     
  10. MahatmaPetey

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    haha no shame in getting half way through. it took me like 3 days to get through the whole thing. And seriously, that is NOTHING compared to the opus i'm planning for later. if tanner reads it, he'll probably ban my ass.
     
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    I do think it would be the straw that broke the camels back in terms of the server. It would probably blow up and kill Garrett or someone
     
  12. MahatmaPetey

    MahatmaPetey Brown Belt

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    for Garrett's sake, i hope the website is down for a while. but unfortunately, once the wheels are in motion, there's nothing i can do to stop them. its a fat fat man rolling down a hill, and he's got no choice but to hit bottom.
     
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    true, true
     
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    Goddamn, Pete!
     
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    In "American Pie," where Stifler is trying to get with that girl, watch her beer cup. (This is in the bedroom where the other kid just busted his load in another cup after getting blown by his chick.) The girl's cup changes from blue to see-through and back to blue again.
     
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    In Titanic, one of the passengers getting into the lifeboats is wearing a digital watch.

    In Gladiator, after the battle with the Barbarians, one of the carts is turned over and you can see a large gas/propane cylinder in the back of the cart.

    In Pearl Harbor, the main female lead arrives in Pearl Harbor you can see clearly a tall building that says "EST. 1953"

    In Animal House, the car Flounder drives was made in 1964, the film is set in 1962.

    In the Wizard of Oz, the scarecrow recites the pythagorean theorem applying to an isosceles triangle, when it applies to a right triangle instead.
     
  17. ShopliftingInAGhostTown

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    Petey I'm so fucking happy you Copy Pasted that. Phew.
     
  18. MahatmaPetey

    MahatmaPetey Brown Belt

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    weird...how'd this get here?
     
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    I bet if they raised the titanic it would make the same noise this thread did , rising from the depths
     
  20. FightTilYouDie

    FightTilYouDie Old Skool Superstar

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    You fucking loser :D
     

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