Episode 8 Great Movie Mistakes


Episode 8

Robert Webb reveals his favourite bits from the hit movies of recent times - the mistakes. From astonishing continuity foul-ups to factual blunders, he has them all.


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Technology plays an increasingly vital role in the movies.

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Without mobile phones there'd be no Matrix,

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without computers there'd be no Tron,

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and without the internet

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I wouldn't have illegally downloaded either of those.

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That's a joke, I don't approve of law-breaking!

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Phone, fax, Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, iPhone, Blackberry,

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email, instant messenger -

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it's great to have so many different ways

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to find out that no-one wants to talk to you.

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Despite there being a whole film about Facebook,

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you don't see a lot of social networking sites in movies.

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Harry is now "friends" with Sally.

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Mr and Mrs Smith went from "married" to "it's complicated".

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I suppose it's lucky, really.

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You don't want all your friends finding out

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you've been poked by Charlie Sheen.

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A clip from Buried -

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the taut thriller about a man buried alive

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with nothing but a mobile phone.

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The scariest part is that he doesn't even know how to use his mobile...

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See? It's upside down!

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It's clearly been turning in his grave.

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In sombre movie Hereafter, Marcus watches some YouTube clips.

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But see the information under the person talking?

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When he clicks on the second clip,

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it has the exact same amount of views and information!

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Perhaps it took over 259,000 takes to do the scene?

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If you believe in Christ you have nothing to fear.

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Now the misfire that is Gulliver's Travels.

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No signal, but I got 12 messages - Mr Popularity!

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No signal? But you can't check messages without a signal.

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I wonder if Jonathan Swift knew he'd made a massive error

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when he wrote this in 1726?

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Now it's the highly implausible film Unknown.

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MOBILE BEEPS

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In this clip, Liam Neeson gets a text from 2010,

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even though the film is set in 2011.

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I'd change your service provider if I were you, Liam.

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Still on Unknown

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and now Liam's wife is trying to get into a password-protected file.

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She's figured out the password, clever lady,

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but if she'd looked a little harder

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she'd have seen that the password's accepted before she's typed it in!

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I'm personally not going to accept this error...

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Oh, go on, then.

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Creaky suspense from Scream 4

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where Neve Campbell is clearly told by Hayden Panettiere

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that the landline's down and someone's smashed the router.

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I tried to call 911 but the landline's dead

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and someone's smashed the router.

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-I think I got through on my cell.

-OK, where's Jill?

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However, a bit later on,

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when she whips out her phone, we see that the WiFi signal is on.

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Perhaps someone was Wi-Fired for that blunder?!

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Tell Sydney heads are going to roll tonight!

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The laws of time are disregarded

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in the high-octane but routine Unstoppable.

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Here, Chris Pine has a picture of his beautiful wife on his phone.

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Debt of gratitude, blah, blah, blah.

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But at the press conference at the end of the film,

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we see a shot of his beautiful wife that's exactly the same picture.

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See? Unstoppable? That's unacceptable.

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And now, major movie storyline faults

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are reviewed and exposed

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in Great Plothole Mistakes.

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In the spooky and surprising Sixth Sense,

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Bruce Willis plays Dr Malcolm Crowe,

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a child psychologist who gets shot by a former patient

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and, ten months later, befriends a troubled young boy

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who can see dead people.

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One of whom, it turns out, is Dr Crowe, raising the question

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how good a doctor is he that it took him ten months

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to diagnose his own death?

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Surely there were clues.

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Like his wife crying into her dinner, for one.

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Or when she went to a funeral he wasn't invited to.

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Or when she took up starfishing in bed.

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And then there must have been his sudden lack of bar presence,

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and having his phone cut off and not needing the toilet.

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And being able to go to the flicks without paying.

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And even if his unrequited sexual advances towards his wife

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were nothing new, surely when she made the bed with him still in it

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he must have wondered what the blazes was afoot.

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"Sorry, I'm still here."

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You stole the distinctive autumnal tones of my seminal movie.

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Be gone!

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Sure, horror movies are scary,

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but are they scarier than things that happen in real life?

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I've yet to see anything in a horror film

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that makes me jump more than when you wake up

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and find you've slept through an alarm.

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Sure, bad things happen to people in the Saw films,

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but nothing as bad as accidentally calling your girlfriend

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by your ex-girlfriend's name.

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Now that is terrifying. I love watching horror films,

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but the atmosphere's got to be just right.

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What I do is I light some candles and place them around the room

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then put on some scary music before it starts, to get in the mood.

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I pull the duvet over my head and then I'm thrown out of the cinema.

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It's the flat and pointless remake of I Spit On Your Grave.

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Watch this video tape, because it keeps changing position.

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To my what?

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This scene reminds me of my dad trying to work the video.

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-Dad, you've put it the wrong way round.

-What's on the tape?

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-Is this some kind of

-BLEEP

-up joke? I'll smash the damn thing myself.

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Dad, not that way either.

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Any second, I expect this film to be wiped over with the snooker.

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This is a shot he plays well.

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Case 39 creates a sense of menace and unease right from the start.

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Don't believe me? Look at Renee Zellweger's car window.

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First it's down.

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Then it's up.

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What malevolent force could be at work here?

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The force of not-paying-attention, I wager. Hmm?

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Another cock-up from case 39. Watch the knife as she takes it out.

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In a second shot, it's much bigger.

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Watch again.

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Little knife...

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Big knife!

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Maybe when she first took it out it was just a bit cold.

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Final clip from Case 39, and here we see a shape-shifting house.

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Take a look at the corridor to her left.

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Now it's a door.

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And now the door is open.

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I don't know whether to call an exorcist or Colin and Justin.

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Honey, where are you?

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Low-budget and low-rent Insidious now,

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starring a rather casual Patrick Wilson, with his shirt open.

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Something's wrong. Quick, Patrick! Quicker!

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BOY SCREAMS

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Oh, you're finally here. Where have you been?

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Oh, busy putting a tie on,

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to look all smart for your distressed hysterical son.

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-How thoughtful.

-Are you OK?

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And now, Patrick's investigating the ghostly noise outside.

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But, the porch light bulb's just gone. Nightmare!

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Well, maybe the ghost will change it.

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Oh, he did!

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I don't trust ghosts, you can see right through them.

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Things are getting really scary in Insidious now.

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Patrick's approaching the red door.

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Look at all that smoke. Where's it all coming from?

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Oh, the smoke machine in the corner.

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Robert Webb is back with more silver screen slip-ups from recent hit movies. Robert exposes shocking gaffes from the Hollywood blockbusters, box office number ones, Oscar-nominated masterpieces and the biggest flops. He reveals continuity blunders, terrible anachronisms, physical mishaps, members of crew sneaking into shot, factual errors, visual effects goofs and even moments when an entire film's plot falls apart. You will believe a superhero can bash his head, be beguiled by a man making a desperate call on an upside down phone and confounded by a huge plank of wood appearing for no logical reason.


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