A movie buff has pointed out some wild bloopers in blockbusters that may have gone unnoticed for years, including in A pretty woman and Gladiator.
TikToker Donfarelli posted a clip to his account earlier this month, which has since gone viral, amassing over 12 million views. We can see it here.
The cinephile records his reactions as he stalks inconsistencies in popular movies, starting with the 1990 romance starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.
The now familiar plot, which has seen Roberts nominated for a host of awards, tells the story of prostitute Vivian falling in love with wealthy millionaire, Edward, as he treats her to shopping sprees and fancy restaurants.
One scene sees the pair chatting over breakfast at a fancy hotel, where Edward reveals he’s buying a business for $1 billion.
As Vivian tells her she hasn’t made it past 11th grade, she switches from eating a croissant to a pancake.
The continuity error has already been pointed out by fans, and while unconfirmed, on the film’s IMDB page, it apparently cites the reason for the gaffe.
The page says, “The pancake Vivian is eating was, for most of the scene, a croissant.
“Director Garry Marshall said he liked the performance she gave in the last part of the scene better, so the croissant magically becomes a pancake, which she started eating as she went. they were doing more takes.
“Although this may be the case, there is always a problem of continuity. In the first scene with the pancake, she takes a second bite. In the next scene with the pancake in her hand, only one is missing bite.
“Not only that, but the pancake with a missing bite has a different bite pattern and is clearly a different pancake.”
Many people commented on the failed food in the comments, with Vis4vicious admitting, “How did I not notice the croissant?! I’ve seen this movie so many times.”
Chaosinbodyform wrote: “Obviously she can turn a croissant into a pancake, duh, that’s Julia Roberts, she can do anything.”
Ashleigh Davis said: “The croissant that becomes a pancake has been bugging me since I was a kid!!! Lol.”
As Amanda Rains thought, “I feel like the A pretty woman we are explainable. She was just picking up some random breakfast items Edward had ordered for her. »
Then Mel Gibson, in one of his best-known roles, as William Wallace in the 1995 film Brave Heart.
The clip shows the actor chatting, but Donfarelli pauses and zooms in on the background, where it looks like a man is wearing a very modern baseball cap.
The next film dissected is the 2000 Roman Empire-inspired film, Gladiatorwith Russell Crowe.
Not one, but two blunders seem to have made the final cut, as Donfarelli films his puzzled reaction.
Among the crowd in the amphitheater, there appears to be a man wearing a pair of jeans, while another extra in the audience appears to be moving a plastic water bottle out of sight.
Finally the 1985 movie Teen Wolfstarring Michael J. Fox, appears to have an embarrassing mistake, also from an audience member.
As Fox, playing Scott Howard, throws a basketball to win the game, the auditorium erupts in cheers and applause as fans storm the court.
In the crowd, Donfarelli spots a man in the stands who realizes his fly is undone, as he tries to cover his pants with his shirt.
Commenting on the compilation, Ya Heard said, “Love me a good riding mistake.”
Zelayazenobi confessed: “You broke me with the A pretty woman a.”
While Laineemcintyre wrote, “So much attention to detail.”
However, potentially explaining some of the gaffes, Olive and Peach pointed out: “Brave Heart the original screen size wouldn’t have allowed this guy to be seen.”
Changes in televisions and the way we perceive media these days have led to never-before-seen footage – at the edges of the screen – seen by audiences due to different aspect ratios.
When originally filmed and played, these items, such as microphones, cables, crew members, and even parts of the actor, were originally off-screen.
The Deep-focus.com review blog went into more detail saying: “This means that the image bands at the top and bottom of the frame are hidden during projection – they will not be seen on a 1 screen, 85:1, and they’re not intended for viewing by an audience.
“The exception to the general rule that this “additional material” is not seen by an audience is television.
“Rather than cropping both sides of the 1.85:1 image to fit your screen, it may be more beneficial to step away from the image a bit during telecine – the transfer process of a film print on videotape – and reveal a bit of the extra image top and bottom.
“It works best, of course, if the director and cinematographer have managed to keep that ‘invisible’ part of the frame free of sound equipment that can dive into the top of the image, or camera trails, of cables, etc. may lie on the bottom.”
Newsweek contacted Donfarelli for comment.