There are fans who painstakingly document all the errors that inevitably creep in when creating such a complicated thing as a film. Via David Pescovitz I was alerted to this Twitter feed by someone named Sean who points out ‘goofs’ that are not. Some of my favorites:
The Wizard of Oz (production error): Although the movie was shot using color film, the first and last parts of the movie were only lit with sepia lights.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (character error): Despite knowing James Bond (Sean Connery) from previous movies in the franchise, M (Bernard Lee), Q (Desmond Llewelyn), and Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell) all mistakenly refer to George Lazenby as “James Bond”.
Fight Club (production error): The first and second rules of fight club are identical.
Jesus Christ Superstar (anachronism): Israel in 4 B.C. had no tanks or submachine guns.
2001: A Space Odyssey (factual error): The ape civilization seems to advance from passive plant gatherers to tool-using hunters in a single day. In reality this advance would take millennia.
Planet of the Apes (plot hole): It is never explained how or why the Statue of Liberty was transported from Earth to the planet of the apes.
Spartacus (plot hole): In the scene where the Romans try to locate the rebel leader Spartacus in the captured slave army, most of the other slaves also identify themselves as being named “Spartacus”. The movie never explains this coincidence.
I love this kind of goofy stuff. It is the kind of thing I would do with my children when they were young, much to their exasperation.