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The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) Poster

Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

The sound of the punch that is thrown at Jonathan Shields is noticeably early.
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Continuity 

In the George Lorrison's house, Jonathan cuts a drawing from the wallpaper and holds it unrolled. In the next shot he is holding it in half rolled up.
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In the studio, when Rosemary talks to Jonathan about her home in Hollywood, he has his right arm folded, holding the cigarette. In the following shot, just before they leave, he has his right arm by his side.
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When Jonathan is having his dramatic outburst with Georgia in the foyer of his home after she has left her premiere party to see him, in the various perspective cuts, his hair alternates between being wildly disheveled to neat and combed in place.
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When the director Von Ellstein and Shields are having their big spat on how a just-concluded scene should have been directed and the overall directorial style and vision for the picture, the cuts between the perspective views of their arguing show Shields alternately with tensed outstretched arms and then casually folded hands on the top step of the short ladder or whatever that was he was leaning on.
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Right after Amiel asks Shields if he intends to change his name, Shields is shown holding a stein with two hands. In the subsequent close shot, he only has one hand on the stein.
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Plot holes 

Jonathon coaches Georgia on how to seductively light a cigarette for her movie role but her part is in a historical picture in which she apparently plays a peasant/princess living in an era when women didn't smoke anyway - let alone use a cigarette as part of romantic allure.

Revealing mistakes 

When we see Jonathan driving a car for the first time, he drives on the left-hand side of the road.
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When Jonathan is shining the flashlight at the girl up the roof, at one point he aims it away from her, but the light remains steadily focused on her legs.
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In Lorrison's house, Shields directs the beam from a flashlight at a picture drawn on the wall. He then moves the flashlight, but the beam does not move with it.
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