Episode 8 Great Movie Mistakes


Episode 8

Robert Webb exposes the cinematic blunders and gaffes that the film studios hoped they had got away with, from sweaty cameramen getting caught in shot to wobbling scenery.


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Welcome along to Great Movie Mistakes.

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This show blows a hole in the carefully constructed veneer of Hollywood perfection.

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Our team of continuity experts or "geeks", have locked themselves away in the archives

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to track down the best howlers on the silver screen.

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So here are those mistakes, the ones that have made all that hard work very nearly worth while.

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Charlie's Angels.

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This scene features a hair-sniffing pervert

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and delicious Angels Natalie, Dylan and Alex.

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But as they make mincemeat out of the weirdo,

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Drew Barrymore can clearly be heard shouting "Lucy",

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the name of her co-star, Lucy Liu.

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Lucy!

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-Lugholes at the ready.

-Lucy!

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How many times did I have to watch the film to get that?

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Less than 20. Get in!

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Bruce Almighty now. Supposedly, Bruce and his dog are all alone,

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but after a quick Hitler impression, the dog pees on the floor.

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But look, you can clearly see the dog handler's hand.

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If I was him, I'd be keeping my hand well out of the way.

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This is Click,

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and a scene starring trained coastguard David Hasselhoff.

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Here he is looking fetching in spectacles.

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Looking at my new partner.

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While he shovels in food, making less mess than he does

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on that drunken YouTube video, you keep an eye on those glasses.

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They're there.

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Then faster than you can say "sober up", they've gone.

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I spent money I don't have.

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A very glorified position where you have your cars and your houses...

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When Hayden Christensen chucks his beer bottle away...

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..here he goes, woo, tough guy! It smashes.

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But when he drives his motorbike into the lake like an idiot...

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the decking shows no sign of any broken glass.

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You could eat your dinner off that. But don't.

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The Harry Potter books have brought joy to children and very easily impressed adults everywhere.

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Now the subject of major motion pictures, they're riddled with errors.

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Interesting to know that Harry can cast spells to lock and unlock doors,

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summon fire and render himself invisible but he can't make Hermione want to get off with him.

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Not so clever now, are you, Potter?

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Sorry about him. He doesn't understand what it's liked.

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A prepubescent Harry Potter here, making idle chat with a snake,

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like you do.

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But...hold on, what was that?

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The snake just winked at him.

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And that, my friends, is impossible, because snakes don't have eyelids.

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Fashions, eh? These days, they seem to change in the blink of an eye.

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Just ask Ron, who goes from centre-parting...

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..to side parting in just under a hundredth of a second.

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Wicked!

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This one is also from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

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Watch as the house starts to violently shake

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and the ornaments all remain completely still. Nothing even wobbles.

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Still, as long as Harry's having fun. Or Harold, as I like to call him.

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Ricta Sempra!

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An absolute beauty now from Harry Potter And The Camber of Secrets.

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When Snape pulls Malfoy back onto his feet,

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who's this in the far left of screen?

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It's either a film cameraman or some random guy walking around a school filming kids.

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Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban.

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If you can manage to tear your eyes away from Robbie Coltrane's haircut,

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you'll see Harry in the background.

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Yet here, he's on the bottom right, sat down.

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Now, that's magic.

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The Goblet Pf Fire now, and check out this sprinting slaphead.

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He runs past Ron twice.

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This is the first time...

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..and, dear, oh dear, there he goes again.

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The harsh truth is, if Ron wasn't ginger, we probably wouldn't have noticed.

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In this clip from The Order Of The Phoenix

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Harry has a nightmare so scary, it makes his T-shirt change colour.

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It goes from light blue with stripes...

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..to dark blue with buttons.

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It's also likely that he's wee'd the bed.

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Hollywood movie star, 20 million. Special effects, 15 million.

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Marketing and promotion, 9 million.

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Finding out you spent all your budget on that and haven't got any money left for props, priceless.

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But as this set of clips show, the Blue Peter school of prop-making is alive and well in tinsletown.

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Gangs Of New York.

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Life wasn't the same in the 1860s -

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car hadn't been invented, people spoke differently

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and rocks were made of sponge.

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Don't believe me? Then watch as the rocks

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bounce off these cheery bobbies.

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Boing, boing, boing.

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Doesn't look too painful to me.

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Here's The Matrix Reloaded,

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and what looks like Hull town centre at kicking-out time.

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More!

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But look at Neo's bendy pole.

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Neo, if you're going to single-handedly take on these bad guys,

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I'd recommend something with a bit less give.

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Now, comic book caper, Spider-man,

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in which these two Lycra-clad men have a fight to decide who's the campest guy in town.

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Spidey shoves Goblin against a solid brick wall. And look! It wobbles.

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It's not the Goblin you should be punching, it's your set designer!

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Ghost Town now, and Ricky Gervais's first big Hollywood film.

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He plays Bertram Pincus,

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a man who has the annoying ability to see ghosts.

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But what annoys me is the puerile errors like this.

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The medicine bottle here says one tablet a day.

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But what's this? There's quite clearly liquid in the bottle.

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The fools!

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For those of you who've never shot a dog with a gun,

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take it from someone who knows.

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This prop of a dead dog from Oscar-winning No Country For Old Men

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isn't the most realistic.

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I've made better ones from an old pillow case, crayons and gravel.

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Robert Webb exposes the cinematic blunders and gaffes that the film studios hoped they had got away with. From sweaty cameramen getting caught in shot to wobbling scenery, and from props that look like they have been made by the Blue Peter team to childlike spelling mistakes, this show has Hollywood bang to rights.


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