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Airplane - Moving Foot & Dumb Announcer
Airplane! (1980, Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty)
At the beginning, a man is asked to put all of his metal objects into the dish. He them proceeds to
remove his prosthetic hand and foot. When he removes his foot, he reaches a good six inches away
from himself to pick it up.
Near the end, as the wheel-less airplane is skidding along the runway, there are various cuts to the inside
of the airport and the announcer gradually increasing the gate numbers as the plane speeds past them.
As the plane is coming to a stop, however, there's one cut of the voice still rambling off gate numbers,
but much faster then the first few.
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Anonymous on 11-17-1999
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VooDoo oicu812 writes:
No one understands that these movies are FARCES! Farce = outrageous comedy and nonsensical behavior in order to amuse and satisfy comedically. Does any one understand this? It's not a slip-up. There are no slip-ups in farces!
48 of 51 people found this comment helpful. Did you? Yes writes:
Ya seriously guys, you can't take Airplane seriously and try to find mistakes and slip-ups because thats the whole point of the movie..its supposed to be like that.
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Hockeytown writes:
That's B.S. that just because this is supposed to be a silly movie that the filmakers can make no mistakes--there's nothing wrong with being aware of them, as some are actually sly jokes (the prop/jet engine 'switch'). But something like the announcer speeding up as the plane slows down is likely just as valid a slip-up as one in Gone with the Wind. Has anyone EVER watched Airplane and said "Oh, how witty--the announcer is reading off gates that the plane would not have reached yet!"? (If they wrote it that way, then their intent must have been to sabotage their own joke.) That said, there can be a gray area as to when it's intentional or not: (Likely) Slip Up: A boom mike slightly slipping into frame. Intentional: A boom mike swooping down and picking up the actor's heartbeat. But I think it's unfair to just assume every 'mistake' is just making fun of other movies that would make such a mistake.
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JustMyself writes:
I agree with COMMENT #2 completely, however,in aspect of technical merit, the prosthetic foot is clearly on the floor in front of the actor. That gets you a 1.
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Anita writes:
Hockeytown is right. Just because a movie is a spoof, parody, or farce does not mean that some errors are intentional. There are still continuity errors that do occur that have to do with clothing, hair, or angles of shots that were not part of the intentional humor of it all.
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sicilianslayer writes:
Spoof films are supposed to be funny not a work of great American film or theater. Get with it.
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