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Peeping Tom (1960) Poster

(1960)

Goofs

Anachronisms 

Mark plays a tape recording of himself aged 5, made by his father who had every room in the house wired. Domestic tape recorders were not available until the late 1940s, when Mark would would have been at least 10.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

The second victim of Mark is whistling while entering the stage where she is meeting Mark.Her lips movement doesn't match to the sound of the whistle.
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Continuity 

When Mark is filming Vivian he makes a "set" on a red platform. A red trunk appears on the platform between shots.
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While the detective is standing on the street corner watching Mark a postman walks up to the house behind him twice.
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The mark that Mark makes on the movie set floor disappears in subsequent shots, then reappears.
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Disappearing seam on prostitute's stockings in opening scenes
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When the trunk with the body is opened, the woman scans the body from left to right (from our perspective), and as soon as she sees the right side, she stares and screams. However, when we finally see the body inside, the head is on the left side.
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During the opening sequence we can see a shot of Mark's camera, showing that it is somewhat concealed in his coat, at chest level or lower. In the subsequent "first person" shots of the prostitute (supposedly showing what's being seen through the camera's viewfinder) it seems to have moved to eye level.
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Crew or equipment visible 

As Mark approaches the prostitute on the street in the opening scene of the movie, the wall behind her shows Mark's shadow and a second shadow that appears to be of a crouched person walking with him.
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Miscellaneous 

Mark has a strong German accent, despite it being shown that he has lived in England all his life and had English parents.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Mark is viewing his own 16 mm version of the police carrying the body of the prostitute from her flat, there are three bystanders shown between the camera and the police and gurney. When the bystanders move, they cast shadows on to the scene, revealing that they are actually standing in front of a motion backdrop. Thus Mark's film is of another film.
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Spoilers

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Continuity 

When Mark approaches Millie to kill her, she's shown wearing her gown. In the reverse shot she's totally nude.
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