If you thought Stanley Kubrick
could do no wrong (well, at least before Eyes Wide Shut)
Yep, some soldiers in Spartacus
deliberately wore wristwatches. That's just one of the flubs you'll find in this
delightful collection of goofs, gaffes, and screw-ups. From misprints on tombstones (Forrest
Gump, It's A Wonderful Life) to Mark Hammill calling Carrie Fisher by her real name in
Star Wars, it's a treasure trove for the film buff.
Roman Soldiers Don't Wear Watches
incorporates the best of Bill Givens' three previous bestsellersFilm Flubs, Son
of Film Flubs, and Film Flubs: The Sequeland includes an entirely new
collection of flubs from recently released movies.
- In Scent of a Woman, watch the level in
Al Pacino's whiskey glass go up and down as he argues with Chris O'Donnell.
- When The Invisible Man strips to
avoid police, why does he leave visible shoe prints in the snow?
- Why does a reporter use an empty tape recorder
to interview Harrison Ford in Presumed Innocent?
- What's the real truth about that kid in Three
Men and a Baby?
Caveat: It's almost impossible to see the
wristwatches unless you see Spartacus on a movie screen. However, we're
assured that they're there.
Enjoy these chapters:
Costume Changes; Picking on the Biggies: Terminator 2: Judgment Day; Roman Soldiers
Don't Wear Watches; Picking on the Biggies: Cape Fear; Title Troubles; A Mismash of
Mismatches; Seasonal Slipups; Picking on the Biggies: The Prince of Tides; In the
Time Tunnel; Picking on the Biggies: Pulp Fiction; The Editor Goofed; Picking on
the Biggies: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves; Back from the Dead; Picking on the Biggies: Speed;
The Flubs That Could Have HappenedBut Didn't; Picking on the Biggies: Jurassic
Park; Credit Checks; Picking on the Biggies: The Godfather Series; Oopsies;
Picking on the Biggies: Apollo 13; Foley Foolishness; Picking on the Biggies: Home
Alone; Ill Logic; Picking on the Biggies: Star Trek; Knowing your Left from
your Right; Geography Lessons; Meet the Crew; Picking on the Biggies: Dances with
Wolves; Miraculous Healings and Wondrous Cleanups; Picking on the Biggies: Three
Men and a Baby; Now You See It, Now You Dont; Numbers Game; Prop Problems.
-- Bill Givens