They Wouldn’t Notice, Right? Ten On-screen Goofs That Made It To The Final Cut
Even before the first few cities were finally supplied with electricity, people have already had a passion for storytelling. With that said, technological innovations have since added more mediums to this timeless art. That, of course, includes movies and TV shows. Besides actors, these projects are often done in groups composed of the filmmaker, scriptwriter, producers, and crew. Needless to say, everyone in the team tries to do their jobs as flawlessly as possible. Try as hard as they do, however, there’s no denying that some hubbubs can get overlooked now and then. If you need some more convincing, here are ten on-screen goofs that made it to the final cut.
Along with popularizing the “bullet time” effect, The Matrix takes credit for being one of the most influential and highly-acclaimed pieces of cinema in the sci-fi genre. Even so, it is far from perfect. One example worth noting is the scene showing Keanu Reeves’ Neo reaching for a doorknob with a reflective surface. Upon closer inspections, we could see that they tried hiding the camera by covering it with a coat and tie. Nice try, though.
Back To The Future
Speaking of beloved films in the sci-fi genre, another title that has garnered a high degree of love and recognition through the years is Back to the Future and its follow-up installments. With that said, who would’ve thought manipulating time could also change the way things appear? That’s because, for a moment, the movie’s iconic DeLorean’s instrumentation seems to have changed – even the measurements on its odometer were different.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
A story worth telling can be found in even the most unexpected places. Based on one of Disney’s theme park rides, Walt Disney Pictures spent a significant portion of investment money producing the Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, which ultimately spawned more movies thanks to its success. Now, while the film revolves around pirates, there seems to be one cowboy-looking fellow that stands out in the crowd in one particular scene. As it turns out, that was a crew member who didn’t know they were already shooting the scene.
Quantum Of Solace
James Bond is a character that has had several on-screen interpretations through the years. The most recent star who landed an acting credit portraying the suave 007 spy is Daniel Craig. Even so, perhaps it’s safe to say we all agree that one particular outshone his performance in 2008’s Quantum of Solace. In one scene, one extra behind him could be seen sweeping the air. Thanks for keeping the air clean, good sir.
Superman: The Movie
The late Marlon Brando is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable stars in the film industry. Well-known for his work in The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, the actor also tried his hand in the superhero scene when he took on the role of Superman’s father, Jor-El, in 1978’s Superman: The Movie. While his character is from an alien race, a Kryptonian, Brando’s character somehow has a wristwatch of human make. Wonder what other things he has secretly purchased with his credit card.
Whenever actors are off set, they would sometimes be replaced with stand-ins for some parts. These stand-ins often don’t appear on-screen but deserve credit for helping the actors on set work on things such as blocking and maintaining eye contact. Well, a couple of times on the sitcom Friends, the stand-ins accidentally appear on-camera. One such time was when Courteney Cox’s double peaked from the side while Phoebe was talking.
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
It’s no secret that Star Wars has become an incredibly successful franchise, having spawned several movies and loads of books, comics, video games, and shows. After the original trilogy garnered a high degree of love and praise, the prequel trilogy came. Plus, by the looks of it, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace also had stand-in troubles: no wonder Samuel L. Jackson’s Mace Windu looks somewhat different here.
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
Before any investments were made in expanding the franchise, Star Wars had to start somewhere. Suffice to say, A New Hope was a great beginning for this epic space opera happening in a galaxy far, far away. Besides the main cast members, one particular extra, Laurie Goode, has developed an impressive fan base of his own for an interesting reason: he was the stormtrooper who bumped his head in the movie.
Game Of Thrones
When telling a story set in a world with no technology and electricity, it’s a must to look the part because one misstep in the prop department can cause quite a backlash. Just look at that one instance a Starbucks coffee cup was spotted in an episode of Game of Thrones.
Technology has come a long way, for sure. Back when films needed hundreds of people to work as extras for a scene, visual effects artists could now create a massive crowd with CGI. As convenient as that sounds, it’s still far from perfect. Take a look at this one character in Avengers: Endgame: he suddenly and awkwardly stops in place while everyone else is attacking.