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Do you love to watch movies? Are you one of the millions of avid movie lovers all over the world? Watching movies is a favorite form of relaxation for many people. A lot of people see their lives unfold in the movie screen. People watch movies to relieve tension or to feel good. Watching movies is one of the most favorite hobbies for many people. The film industry is undoubtedly a very huge industry composed of film makers, actors, production crew, directors, writers, production companies, and more. Each year, billions of money is spent to produce movies. A highly budgeted film can cost as much as $500 billion dollars. Such budget may or may not provide a good return of investment. There is so much money involved in making a movie. However, movie mistakes are still possible even in those over the top budget movies.

Are you keen and quick enough to notice movie mistakes unfold before your eyes? Most often we do not see these mistakes while we watch a movie. However, many movies do have a lot of flaws which only the most discriminating eye can detect. These movie mistakes are what we more commonly know as bloopers or movie goofs. Some of the most common movie mistakes are continuity errors. These are lapses in the continuity of the film. Production props which show inconsistency as the movie progresses, differences in shadows direction and length, or self replenishing glass of water are just some of the most common continuity mistakes in film making. Other more severe movie mistakes are the appearance of movie crew in the film and in some movies the inclusion of the boom microphone in the frame.

Since movie mistakes are commonly occurring, more and more people are drawn to the thrill of seeking mistakes in every movie that they watch. This increases the pressure in every film maker to come up with the highest quality film devoid of mistakes. Even huge movies like Star Wars, Gladiator, Jurassic Park, Matrix, Spider Man, Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter have their own share of movie mistakes despite the huge amount of money the producers invested on these movies.

Movies are stress relievers. A movie can brighten up your dull day. Some are educational others are made just purely to entertain you. There are movies which will push you to the edge of your seats and there are those which move you to love. However, some movies just contain too many flaws which add up to the “fun” factor of watching a movie.

If you want to have more fun in watching a movie, be observant. You might just discover one or two movie mistakes in your favorite film. Check for film continuity. Most movie goofs are due to lack of continuity. There are usually inconsistent changes in props, actor’s clothes, furniture positioning, and even bodily features like scars which are left unnoticed by film makers. These are some of the most tolerable movie mistakes many film makers keep doing over and over again.

Movies have a unique place in our lives. They make us laugh, they make us cry, they make us thrill and they make us emotional. We watch movies for fun, recreation etc. Our weekend is incomplete without movies. There are people who don’t miss even a single movie released. Apart from all this, are we aware of the mistakes made in movies? There are hundreds of movies which have mistakes. Even in the most popular once like “Titanic”, “Transformers revenge of the fallen”, “The Matrix”, “Avatar” etc have mistakes. The mistakes are caused due to factors such as factual errors, visible crew or Equipment, Audio problems, dialogue errors, conflicting movie plot etc.

In the movie “Titanic”, a scene in which Jack Dawson arrives at the door of first class, a cameraman can be clearly seen in the glass door. In another scene in which jack wins a ticket of titanic, he is smoking a cigarette which is about to finish, after a few seconds he is holding a cigarette which is longer. In the movie “Transformers revenge of the fallen”, a scene in which Sam is conversing with Michaela on phone when he fails his first web chat date, he drops his books on the stairs, one book falls in front of him which disappears and then reappears as the last book he picks up. In movie “The lord of the rings: the return of the kings”, the wounds on the face of Frodo keeps changing its position through out the movie. There is a scene in “Commando” an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie where he drives a Porsche, which is wrecked on the left side before driving but when he drives it away Porsche is in good condition. There are numerous movies which have major or minor mistakes.

The most common mistake made in movies is visible crew members or visible camera in reflecting materials such as eye glasses, mirrors. When a scene is shot in two or more shots there are possibilities to change the postures of the characters. Minor mistakes happen when the scenes which cannot be done by real humans are done graphically by using computers; during this the small details such as the shadows of objects don’t match the size of the objects or the alignment of shadow is not proportional to the sun rays. Many times the words spoken by the characters do not match their lip movements. In some movies crew members can be seen. In the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean” a crew member wearing a hat can be seen on the deck of the ship of Jack Sparrow. During stunts, body doubles are used in the place of real characters, often they don’t match the body shape of the real characters.

Despite of all the mistakes movies get popularity. Mistakes can be ignored due to the fact that, producing a movie requires lot of coordination among script, characters, crews, directors, cameraman etc, but one thing is clear that even a big production movie can have mistakes.