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Horrible Mistakes In Classic Movies That Still Evade Us

There are a number of films that are known to be classics. The epitome of filmmaking. But sometimes these movies also make mistakes but it sometimes escapes us. They can be simple continuity mistakes or could be major plotholes. Every now and then filmmakers end up making horrible mistakes that are caught. The classic movies, from the advent of cinema, have made some mistakes, here are a few that still evade us.

The Godfather

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The Godfather

Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather (1972) is one of the most highly regarded films of Hollywood. But even this classic movie ended up making a mistake that you won’t notice till you watch the movie closely. In the scene where Sonny attacks Carlo outside some buildings. We see Sonny throw a whiff that can be noticed from a mile away, though in the movie it is portrayed as a direct hit.

Casablanca

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Casablanca

Known for its filmmaking, the classic movie Casablanca can be said to be perfect in every way. But it isn’t. Though the mistake in the movie would not be noticed by a one-time watcher, someone studying the film closely can notice. Inside the club of Rick Blaine, a famous piano player Sam is seen playing. Only, the actor did not know how to play the piano. And that is why in the scene, his hands do not match the music at all.

12 Angry Men

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12 Angry Men

One of the most critically acclaimed classic movies, 12 Angry Men is a filmmaking wonder. The most surprising factor is that the movie is shot in a single location, except the opening and closing scenes. But this movie too made a mistake, that would not be acceptable by the law. In a scene, Juror 8, walks out of the room, buys a knife, and presents new evidence. In real life, this would be considered a mistrial.

Seven Samurai

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Seven Samurai

One of the greatest classic movies ever made, Seven Samurai is a very influential film. The movie is about a village that hires a samurai to save their crops from the goons. It may be a classic, but it made an era-based error. In one scene, we see back-to-back musket shots being fired, now in the period the movie is set, loading a musket took time after one so it would not have been possible.

Vertigo 

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Vertigo

The Alfred Hitchcock classic movie is known for its amazing storytelling. The movie is also the first to use the classic shot Dolly Zoom, commonly known as the Vertigo effect after the movie itself. But this classic is full of continuity errors. Like Madeline losing her show in the river in the previous shot and wearing it in the next. And a sailor walking past the same flower shop twice.

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Written by Gargi Mishra

I am Gargi Mishra, an aspiring filmmaker. I look at the world through the viewfinder and love to study films. Write them and write about them.