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Caryblooper

Postby cmvgor » June 10th, 2007, 6:37 pm

In the final scene of Operation Petticoat, Cary Grant's wife and
children meet him on the docks as he leaves the submarine where he
and Tony Curtis have been talking (and flashing back to the body of the
story). As Grant approaches, a cheery lad, supposedly his son says,
"Hello, Mr. Grant!" Grant cooly overides the utterance, and the blooper
has lasted forever.
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Postby cmvgor » June 13th, 2007, 1:26 pm

In the second movie of the "Die Hard" franchise, Die Hard II, Die Harder, the airport security officer (Dennis Franz) at the New York
airport, talks to someone on the telephone. He is standing at a long
bank of pay phones with foot-high letters announcing that this is a service
of Pacific Bell.
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Postby CharlieT » June 13th, 2007, 6:27 pm

cmvgor

It seems that all of the "experts" at IMDb agree that John McClane is at Washington's Dulles Airport, but the blooper still stands since that's still on the East coast. Myself, I was thinking it was Chicago. :oops:

Still enjoy all three of the Die Hard movies anyway.
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Postby cmvgor » June 13th, 2007, 6:41 pm

CharlieT;

Thanks for correcting my blooper.
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Scrooge

Postby knitwit45 » June 17th, 2007, 6:41 pm

Charlie T, looking at your avatar reminded me of one of my favorites...
When Scrooge (Alistair Sim's version) awakens Christmas morning, he has a fairly lengthy scene at the window. He talks to himself at a mirror, and the stage hands are clearly visible in the reflection. Just love that scene, because Mr. Sims seems so into his character, he doesn't even see anything but his own reflection.
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Postby CharlieT » June 17th, 2007, 8:47 pm

That brings up a question I always had about the 1951 version:

Scrooge's sister, Fan, is generally considered to be his younger sister.
Young Scrooge tells her that she looks like their mother must have before she died.
The Ghost of Christmas Past points out that Scrooge never forgave his nephew for his sister dying in childbirth as his father never forgave him for causing his mother's death in the same manner.

If she died giving birth to Scrooge, then how could she have given him a younger sister... or how could Fan have looked like his mother if she had a different mother - a scenario that never appeared in any other version?

It makes one wonder. :?
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Postby CoffeeDan » June 18th, 2007, 2:04 am

Scrooge's sister, Fan, died giving birth to her son Fred, who is also Scrooge's nephew. The bit about Scrooge's mother dying when he was born was not mentioned in Dickens' original, which is why it sounds confusing.

But I always thought that Fan was older than Scrooge, since she is the one who finally brings him home from school, and not their father.

Guess we'll both have to pick up the book again, won't we?

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Postby CharlieT » June 19th, 2007, 5:55 am

I felt that she was younger, but really don't think that it was ever determined in the book. Of course, girls weren't sent off to school like the boys were back then. Education was still reserved for males while females stayed home to learn to be housewives or were sent to work like Martha Cratchit. That could be why she was sent to fetch Ebenezer home.

Of course, the movies tend to give us impressions that may not be accurate to the literary source. The 1938 version shows little "Fran" to be several years younger than her brother. The 1951 version names Scrooge's lost love "Alice", rather than Belle. The musical version with Albert Finney names Mrs. Cratchit as Ethel although Dickens never gave her a first name in the book.

I guess we should not worry about the details and just enjoy the "Spirit" of the story no matter who's doing the telling. :wink:
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Postby cmvgor » June 21st, 2007, 8:28 pm

Can't take credit for this one; it's mentioned in the IMDb website.
In the classic 1939 Stagecoach, when they stop at the way-station
where everybody has been killed, the characters have a conversation on
the front porch. The angle of the shot shows also the far side of the valley, and a car can be seen driving through the trees on the hillside.
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Postby cmvgor » June 25th, 2007, 9:34 pm

I owe this sighting to insomnia.
In The Long Riders, with the Jameses and Youngers shooting up
Northfield, Minn: A shot man falls from the roof of what looks like a three-
story buliding. As the camera focuses upward to catch the stunt man's
graceful drop, three power wires are seen. A few moments later, the
outlaws gallop past a full-sized telephone pole.
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