Alfred HITCHCOCK's movie BLOOPERS - TORN CURTAIN
see the journal Alfred HITCHCOCK - MASTER of SUSPENSE for a list of all Alfred Hitchock's movies
Alfred's movie BLOOPERS for NORTH by NORTHWEST (1959)
Alfred's movie BLOOPERS for THE BIRDS (1963)
Alfred's movie BLOOPERS for the film PSYCHO (1960)
Alfred's movie BLOOPERS - TORN CURAIN (1966)
Factual errors: A few snippets of dialogue in the scenes in the East German university clearly show that the extras are Americans.
Boom mic visible: Reflected in the window of the farmhouse as Armstrong enters.
Crew or equipment visible: Or their shadow, anyway. On the road-level shot of Armstrong's taxi leaving the farm (Gromek's motorbike is visible on the left of the screen), just at the very bottom of the image can be seen the shadow of the camera (4:3 television version only).
Revealing mistakes: In the farmhouse scene when Professor Armstrong is fighting with Gromek, Gromek is choking Professor Armstrong but Armstrong shows no signs of it, i.e. bruising, in later scenes.
Revealing mistakes: When Professor Armstrong is on the boat, the heater aboard ship is broken, and the close-up of the thermometer shows it is freezing - yet it spite of the fact that he and all the extras are wearing heavy coats, their breath yields no steam, which would have been profuse at that temperature.
Revealing mistakes: The handwriting Professor Armstrong gives to the radio operator aboard ship and the note that he later writes to his fiancée is not the same - both handwriting samples clearly do not match.
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Professor Michael Armstrong (Paul Newman) is writing the address on a piece of paper in the beginning of the movie he writes: Kobenavn. The actual spelling is: Kobenhavn.
Revealing mistakes: The message Professor Armstrong writes out in the bathroom stall, "Contact Pi . . . " does not match up with the letters underlined on p. 107 of the book, the source of the coded message.
Continuity: When Professor Lindt is erasing the chalkboard of his calculations, two shots show him erasing only the right side. But in a subsequent shot, the entire chalkboard is erased.
- NORTH by NORTHWEST (1959)
- PSYCHO (1960)
- The BIRDS (1963)