I was watching Cat On A Hot Tin Roof recently (I couldn’t make up my mind - Paul Newman or Elizabeth Taylor - both looked so good in that film I finally decided I do them both), and noticed a whale of a continuity error.
After Big Daddy confronts Brick about his drinking, Brick goes outside in the pouring rain and gets in the car to leave the plantation. Big Daddy comes out after him and learns that he’s got terminal cancer. Brick gets stuck in the mud and Elizabeth Taylor comes out to get him back into the house. Brick breaks his crutch in the door (oh, what symbolism!). Both PN and ET are literally soaked to the skin. A hurricane is practically ragin around them.
The very next scene is in the house and Big Daddy has gone down into the basement to consider that he’s going to die (“Of mendacity!”). Cut to the scene upstairs where everyone’s wondering what the hell is going on and here comes ET down the stairs, perfectly coiffed, makeup looking stunning, and dry as the Sahara.
Now either they have really, really good dry cleaners, hair dressers, and makeup artists on staff at the “richest 28,000 acres of land this side of the Mississippi” or the continuity person was out sick.
What’s the big continuity error you found?
Mendacity, mendacity, mendacity.