Moviemistakes.com, surely one of the internet’s leading sources of flubs in films, has compiled a list of the biggest mistakes in the history of movies. I like the concept, but the execution leaves much to be desired.
As is so often the case with internet lists, the history of movies goes back about a decade or so, with a special mention of Star Wars. I have a hard time believing that the best bloopers in movies happened in the last ten years, but the site does have a fun list including some great pictures – including the shot above, my personal favorite mistake. I used to have my Star Wars VHS tape cued up to this spot.
Many of the mistakes listed are continuity gaffes, which I have to admit I find a little boring. The more I learn about making movies the more I’m amazed that continuity errors are so few and far between. There’s usually an amazing attention to detail on a movie set.
Which is why my favorite mistakes are the ones where that attention just disintigrates. Moviemistakes.com has some great examples of cast members being caught in the shot – I especially like the guy in a cowboy hat over Jack Sparrow’s shoulder in a Pirates of the Caribbean movie.