Some nerds at Nightline did a segment on Jon Sandys’ “Movie Mistakes” blog and even threw a few inconsistencies of their own into the clip! See them, and the video, here. Sometimes Dorothy wasn’t wearing her magical red shoes, and other horrors!
I kept waiting for the segment to mention Girls Just Want to Have Fun among other classic films and was shocked that it didn’t. I don’t know if I would call this a “mistake” per se, but I used to get so peeved when Janey Glenn (Sarah Jessica Parker)’s hair suddenly went from city bus-frazzled to perfectly curled and camera-ready moments before the DTV dance contest. Look at this!
That would totally take half a day in real life.
Like I said, it’s not a mistake. I get how films, and the ’80s, work. It’s just jarring. And frankly those poor people on the bus shouldn’t have had to sit through the Before picture.
Which inconsistencies in important cinematic works have stuck with you? Bonus points if they involve hair. It’s DTV time!
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