I love finding goofs in movies. Most of the time I don't notice, but an online pal showed me the goofs area of IMBD. I thought it might be fun to share some of our favorites?
Mommie Dearest (one of my favorite flicks of all time!):
Continuity: At the beginning of the birthday party scene, Joan can obviously be seen riding the Carousel behind Christina. However, in a subsequent shot, she is no longer on the Carousel. In another shot soon thereafter, she suddenly appears on the Carousel behind Christina again.
Revealing mistakes: Young Christina is obviously holding a wig on while Joan furiously tries to brush out her hair (before resorting to those effective scissors).
Revealing mistakes: When Joan lunges at Christina and tries to strangle her, the pre-shattered lamp comes apart before it hits the floor.
Factual errors: When the nominees for best actress are heard over the radio, they are not named in alphabetical order, contrary to tradition.
Factual errors: When Joan Crawford substitutes for her daughter on a soap opera, producer of show gives her a pep talk during a commercial, indicating it was a live broadcast. In reality ‘The Secret Storm’ was taped and director later said Crawford's performance was so poor he had to patch it together in editing room.
The Wizard of OZ:
Revealing mistakes: When the Wicked Witch of the West disappears from Munchkinland in a cloud of smoke and fire, the smoke appears before she reaches her mark.
Continuity: During the apple tree sequence, Dorothy's slippers momentarily disappear (she is wearing black dance shoes).
Revealing mistakes: After the Tin Man is dropped by the "spooks", Dorothy and the Scarecrow run up to him. As he attempts to get up the top of the costume comes up, and you can see Jack Haley's t-shirt.
My favorite WTF about the Wizard of Oz (not really a goof but I can't help but share it)? This: