Teamwork is necessary to make a movie. It takes hundreds of people working together, tens of thousands of hours of effort, and precise attention to the smallest of details to create the Hollywood movie magic that we have come to know and love.
Unfortunately, mistakes are made by people, and sometimes a cinematic blunder slips by the final editing team and gets produced. Here, we’re not simply discussing low-budget films; we’re also talking about iconic blockbusters and Oscar-winning works. It’s probable that you missed some of these obvious errors while viewing one of your favorite movies. The next time you see one of these masterpieces, you should try to avoid making the following mistakes:
To make the survival drama Cast Away, Tom Hanks deviates from his usual humorous timing. He portrays a FedEx worker who is left behind after his aircraft crashes in the South Pacific and battles to live and make it back home.
While we enjoy the reference to the main character’s previous employment with FedEx, a FedEx package could not possibly travel across the South Pacific. It seems that set personnel focused more on refining Wilson’s makeup.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
The 1962 book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey served as the inspiration for this play. The movie, which stars Jack Nicholson as Randle McMurphy, chronicles his admission to a mental hospital in order to escape labor-intensive work.
A sequence featuring a yelling confrontation between McMurphy and another basketball player reveals the crew and numerous spotlights recording from the other side of a chain-link fence, a mistake made more excused given the odd scenario.
Dallas Buyers Club
The biographical drama Dallas Buyers Club was written by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack. In the middle of the 1980s, when there was little research on cures, Ron Woodroof was diagnosed with AIDS. The movie tells his life.
In a scene when Woodroof is sitting at his desk and a poster of a Lamborghini Aventador is hanging on the wall, movie historians made a mistake. Sadly, this vehicle wasn’t created until 2011.
The genius Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed the revisionist Western movie Django Unchained. The glitzy homage to spaghetti westerns stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, and Jamie Foxx.
The movie made approximately $425 million in its first weekend of release despite having a modest $100 million budget. The fact that Django wears sunglasses in the movie—which were regarded as quite unusual at the time—is one little but important element that staff failed to note.
Gone With The Wind
This epic historical romance was transformed from Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 book. The plot centers on Scarlett O’Hara, a young lady spurned by the man she loves who finds comfort in Rhett Butler’s embraces.
Gaslights were common in American houses in the 1930s, when the film was filmed. Clearly, we are not willing to overlook the sight that reveals an electrical line going from a home light.
The two-person musical comedy Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, is a classic. Danny and Sandy are endearing individuals who overcome societal expectations to unite and declare their love for one another.
Teenagers leave the malt store after one exchange as a worn-out waitress cleans up. She absolutely misses using her elbow to flip off a light switch on the wall next to her, yet magically the lights turn off nevertheless.
The Green Mile
The Green Mile is a fantasy drama movie that Frank Darabont both wrote and directed. The movie, which stars Tom Hanks as a death row correctional officer, chronicles his firsthand reports of paranormal occurrences.
Even though John Coffey maintains his innocence throughout the movie, viewers are moved by the unfairness of his approaching execution. Simply put, we are too distraught to realize that a death by electric chair was not an option.
The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker begins with Sergeant First Class William James in 2004. He believes he has to go home to save his sanity after a string of intense and dramatic events throughout his tour.
The protagonists were shown in one scene playing an Xbox 360, despite the fact that the plot takes place in 2004. Little did the authors know that the technology wouldn’t be available until 2006, two years after the plot was established.
Inglourious Basterds, another Tarantino movie, tells the tale of two assassination attempts on the leadership of Nazi Germany in an alternative past. Its title was influenced by the Enzo Castellari film from the 1970s with the same name, Inglorious Bastards.
We are aware that military authorities are meticulous about maintaining a spotless uniform. Therefore, it doesn’t escape our notice that German Sgt. Rachtman may be seen both with and without a badge over his left pocket.
The protagonist of the American action-thriller John Wick, played by Keanu Reeves, is retired hitman John Wick, who seeks retribution for the deaths of his wife and dog. A fourth episode, which is scheduled for release in 2022, is now being filmed by the directors.
When Wick is shown filling up his vintage mustang at the opening of the movie, the authors failed to account for this particular element. In New Jersey, it is technically forbidden to pump your own gas.
North By Northwest
Alfred Hitchcock produced and directed the 1959 thriller titled North By Northwest. The story, which stars Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason, revolves on a case of mistaken identity and the pursuit of an innocent man across the country.
Grant and Saint face off in one of the movie’s most heated sequences, during which she pulls a pistol on him. A little youngster in the scenario covers his ears as though on cue, anticipating what he knows would undoubtedly happen.
Ocean’s Eleven, the first movie in the Ocean’s series, follows a group of cunning thieves as they organize the takeover of the Mirage, Bellagio, and MGM Grand hotels and casinos. We’re unsure of whether they can pull it off despite having an all-star cast.
Film editors overlooked a little detail involving shrimp cocktail. Evidently this is Rusty’s weakness because as the camera angles change, he alternates between eating the appetizer with and without cocktail sauce.
In this suspenseful film starring Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart, their house is violently invaded. Foster was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actress as a consequence of the movie’s opening weekend earnings of approximately $30 million.
Foster fires a propane tank and lowers to the ground, trying to crawl out of their house in a desperate bid to create a distraction. Propane is not lighter than air, hence this would never ever occur.
The Passion Of The Christ
The Last Days of Jesus Christ as recounted in the New Testament are portrayed in The Passion Of The Christ. Although Mel Gibson didn’t cut corners when planning the location, costumes, or even the language the movie was filmed in, there were a few mistakes.
Although Jim Caviezel portrays Jesus flawlessly, it is not accurate historically. It was very implausible that the “actual” Jesus was white based on the period provided and the region where the crucifixion was reportedly carried out.
Quantum Of Solace
The twenty-second entry in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions is this movie. In Quantum Of Solace, Bond travels to Italy to investigate a murderous conspiracy against Camille Montes.
In one moment, when Daniel Craig mulls over his next move, he is framed by several maintenance personnel cleaning in the background. We were drawn to one worker in particular since he was sweeping “the ground” at least a foot in the air.
The epic historical masterpiece Schindler’s List was created by Steven Spielberg and Steven Zaillian. In order to liberate more than a thousand Jewish families, Oskar Schindler employs them in his factories, and the movie follows him while he does this.
It feels strange to criticize such a classic movie, but we can’t help but bring out the fact that the movie uses plastic stamp pads to organize accounting tasks. These pads weren’t really created until the end of World War II.
The action/mystery movie Sherlock Holmes is based on the well-known sleuth. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, who were recruited by a secret organization to foil a mysterious conspiracy to take over Britain, are expertly portrayed by Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.
One scenario has Holmes and Watson chasing each other from the House of Parliament to Tower Bridge. The two sites are miles apart, despite the fact that the sequence itself only lasts a few minutes on screen.
The Sound Of Music
A well-known musical drama starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer is The Sound Of Music. Growing tensions between Germany and Austria are contrasted by touching scenes and endearing music.
The Von Trapp family is trying to escape the Nazi army’s grasp by traveling from Austria to Switzerland across the Alps as the movie comes to a close. Sadly, the geography makes this specific path impractical.
The outstanding 2007 superhero movie Spiderman 3 is based on the Spiderman comic book character. The third and final book in the trilogy continues to follow Peter Parker as he battles bad guys and exacts revenge for his father’s death.
Throughout the movie, Spiderman looks to have been removed from his native environment. Despite having New York City as his center of operations, Cleveland’s terminal tower may be clearly seen in the backdrop of one fight scenario.
A timeless film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, The Aviator depicts the adventures of ardent aviator Howard Hughes. The movie explores his increasing instability and personal turmoil in addition to displaying his almost twenty years of sky-high career advancements.
In one scenario, Leonardo DiCaprio’s persona buys cookies with chocolate chips before taking off in flight. Unfortunately, the chocolate chip cookie wasn’t created until almost two years after the time period depicted in the movie.