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Mallrats - "Middle" of the Second?
While Brodie (Jason Lee) is playing SEGA in his room just after waking up in one of the first scenes of the movie, he states "Look at the score for Christs sake, its the MIDDLE of the second and I'm winning twelve to two....". Now, there would be nothing wrong with him saying it if it were true that it was the middle of the second. That however, could not be true. My reason for saying so is that they show the screen he's playing the game on while hes saying those lines and there is only 19 seconds left in the period. Anyone with some sort of knowledge on sports and even sporst video games should know that 19 seconds left in a period of hockey, even video game hockey, is well off of the middle. Especially when you take into consideration that almost all of the SEGA hockey games had a minimum period length of five minutes.
Also to add on to this, there is a time lapse of about 30 seconds or so between shots of the video game screen that Brodie continues play of. In this time it is apparent in the second shot of that screen that ony 7 seconds have passed in the game as there is now 12 seconds left in the period. I don't see these to be the biggest mistakes possible by Kevin Smith, but they are definitely in some way an inconsistency between script and screen.
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Contributed By: JoSEbiLLygOaT on 08-03-2001 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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SkaManEd writes:
Perhaps Brodie was just trying to get the point across that he was "in the midst of the period," and not literally in the middle. Kind of like when you're doing something, and someone asks you to do something else, and you say, "Just a second, I'm in the middle of something." Nevertheless, you have a sharp eye, and knowledge of hockey.
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Weird Neville writes:
Do you have any idea how hard it would be to get continuity on a shot like that during filming? Especially considering that you couldn't (to my knowledge) save games mid-play on most sports game on the Genesis system. I'm glad that Kevin Smith spent more time on the brilliant script and less time fixing every tiny detail. On big budget movies we don't expect simple error. I think on tiny budget pieces like this, they add texture to the whole film.
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