While Bond dances with Domino after the card game in the casino, a brass dance band is seen playing and a musician is shown standing up in the back playing a trumpet solo. However, the music heard playing is that of a string orchestra. There are no string players shown in the group.
When Bond emerges from Largo's basement into the yard, the door is allowed to fall and should bang loudly. However, its utterly silent, perhaps as any noise at all would have been audible to the nearby henchmen.
At the beginning of the movie, when Bond is talking to the French woman on the balcony outside the church, he says, "As I said, later," and then, "Come on." The words "Come on" are out of synch with his mouth. He looks to be saying something completely different.
When Bond reveals the tape recorder in the dictionary, he pushes the stop and rewind button and the tape stops, then rewinds. Subsequent to this, the sound of the play button being pressed can be heard and the tape begins to move but Bond's fingers do not move to press the button.
At 01:25 James tells Fiona that what he did was for "King and Country", yet at the time the sovereign was Queen Elizabeth II (who had been sovereign for over a decade), so he should have said for "Queen and Country," something everyone in Her Majesty's Secret Service would know.
After Paula is late to meet Bond and Felix at the beer stand, they walk towards the building Q is in. When bond reaches the last of the three people passing them, it looks as if he slips, or does some sort of dance with his feet. Yet he is suave and debonair.
When James gets the gadgets he is told that the watch was a geiger counter and the camera would takes 8 pictures quickly when the button was held down. Later 007 tells Domino that the camera is the geiger counter and will work when she presses the button.
In the opening scenes, as Bond fight with Jacques Bouvar (dressed as a woman), Bond knocks him towards the fireplace and we see a fire burning in the fireplace. Bouvar grabs a poker as he rises and attacks Bond with it; Bond's defense again throws Bouvar up to, if not actually into, the fireplace. Bond then throttles Bouvar with the poker. However, there is no fire in the fireplace any longer and it would appear that the fireplace is cold, as if there had been no fire at all.
When reaching Derval in the sunken Vulcan, as 007 is taking Derval's watch you can see clearly that it has a white face and is trimmed in gold. But later when he hands it to Domino on the beach its has a face that is black, and later on in the scene, the face is white again when Domino is holding it in her hand.
When Bond is shot in the calf - as he runs away, the blood is on the right leg; when he crawls onto the float, its on the left. The next day he is diving to check the plane without so much as a bandage on either leg.
When James Bond is swimming in the cove he is barefooted. As he climbs the stairs he is wearing blue shoes, which are still on as he crosses the street near the bridge. After he goes down another set of steps, he has on white shoes. His swim trunks are dry, and his hair combed.
When Bond initially arrives and passes through Moneypenny's office after almost being attacked on the road he is wearing a dark blue blazer, a light blue shirt and gray trousers.When he speaks with M in private to discuss his mission he is inexplicably wearing a brown suit.
When Bond meets Domino for the first time in the underwater scene he is wearing flippers. In the next scene, when he is talking with her behind her boat, he has no flippers on his feet. When he swims back to his own boat his flippers are back again.
In the opening scenes, as Bond fight with Jacques Bouvar (still dressed as a woman), the dresser falls down on Bouvar, and his hat and wig are knocked off. When Bond lifts the dresser off him, the wig and hat are back on his head.
Bond's Aston Martin's boot (trunk) lid is clean when lifted to deposit the jet pack, but has a huge amount of dust (apparently from the landing) when seen a few seconds later in the view into the car through the rear windscreen.
When Bond is riding in the helicopter around Palmira, one shot shows him looking out of an opening on the right side of the helicopter, with the left side being a solid wall. A succeeding shot shows him looking out of an opening on the left side of the helicopter, with a solid wall on the right side.
The scene with Bond underwater searching for the Vulcan bomber shows his dive cylinder as plain white, however on surfacing and handing the tank to Felix Leiter, his cylinder has a large blue manufacturer's sticker (Voit Lung) on the back.
During the Vulcan hi-jack, Angelo swaps places with the co-pilot, who stands behind the seat. After the crew is gassed, the shot of the rear crew shows a fourth person has suddenly appeared in Angelo's back seat.
For most of the climatic underwater battle, Bond is wearing an international orange wetsuit jacket and white shorts. But after the battle, as he takes off on the underwater sled, there's a very quick shot where you can see he has black wetsuit pants on.
Bouvar's high heels disappear after Bond throws him down in front of the fireplace. They reappear on the floor shortly after, but too far away from where Bouvar might have kicked them off (which he made no motion to do).
When Count Lippe is chasing Bond the road they are driving on has no markings. When the shot cuts to the motorbike approaching the road is clearly marked with white lines, when the shot goes back to showing Bonds car the road is unmarked again.
When Bond emerges from the sea after his night dive to picture the bottom of the Disco Volante, he flings his flippers away onto the beach and is now barefoot. When he emerges from the beach through the trees and hitches a ride with Fiona in the Mustang, he is seen crossing to the other side wearing loafer shoes.
When Francois is struggling to release the safety belt to escape from the cockpit after the plane goes underwater, he is wearing a watch with a leather band on his left wrist. Cut to the next scene where his oxygen supply is cut, he struggles once again to release his safety belt and the watchband (including the face) has now changed to stainless steel.
When Bond is hiding in wait for an assailant behind a door, he has his right hand in his inside jacket pocket on his gun. A brief cutaway then shows his hand down by his side, only for the next close up to show his hand in the pocket.
Bond is shown walking down the stairs to Largo's divers launch point wearing only his Rolex Submariner on his left wrist. (with no place to keep anything else). In the continuation of that scene he suddenly has his Breitling, which Q handed him earlier, on his right wrist too.
At the Junkanoo (the parade) 007 is shot in the leg as he escapes catch sight of the back of his trouser leg. In The close-up shots of his legs there is a scarlet blood stain, in the long shots of him there is no blood pouring from either leg.
The ransom drop, mentioned twice in dialogue, is supposedly "Precisely 20 degrees north, 60 degrees east" off the Mergui Archipelago. These coordinates are actually in the Arabian Sea off Oman. In round numbers to be at the named location it would be about 15 degrees North, 95 East.
When Bond dives the sunken Vulcan bomber, he enters the cockpit through a small door via the bomb bay. It is not possible to access the bomb bay from the cockpit due to being separated by bulkheads, the nose gear and a fuel tank.
When Bond is being held in the car, a drunk comes along and offers a bottle of rum. Bond spills the rum over the back of the front seat and ignites it. The fluid flashes and burns with a bright orange flame. Rum will not flash and only burns with a cool, dim blue flame. It would not be hot enough to immediately set the car seat alight.
When the 00s listen to Largo's ransom demand, they begin the message at the very beginning of the tape spool, which is moving at slow speed (probably 3 3/4 IPS). When the very short message ends, the spool of tape has advanced about 1/3 of the way through the tape, which is much too far for a short message at that tape speed.
When Bond is flying in Felix's helicopter, the shot cuts to a view through his binoculars which shows the sea going in the same direction, but with his position in the helicopter, it would only work if the helicopter was flying backwards.
The Junkanoo is held in the Easter season. There are signs saying "Happy Easter" held in the parade. However, the action of the film happens around May 27th, which is prominently mentioned several times in the movie. Easter cannot occur later than late April, so the dates that the action in the film is supposedly taking place do not match up with the Mardi Gras/Easter celebration featured so prominently in the film, supposedly happening during the same time period.
The meeting of all the Double-0 agents is held in a conference room where top secret information is shown and discussed. Yet in the front of the room there's an enormous, floor-to-ceiling, completely uncovered window through which are visible several buildings just across the street, from which any foreign agent could easily spy on the proceedings unhindered.
Obvious fast-forwarding used in a number of scenes in the movie. Some examples include the car careering off of the road following the motorcycle attack, and the crash of the Disco Volante at the end of the film.
When Bond is swimming through the small passageway between the regular pool and the shark pool, he stops briefly to make way for one shark swimming in the opposite direction. As he watches it swim by, Bond's right hand is plainly leaning on a piece of glass between him and the shark swimming past.
When Largo releases the sharks into the main swimming pool, where they move to devour the henchman Bond has just killed, the normal behavior of the species should result in a feeding frenzy that would to some extent rile the waters of the pool and cause the cover over it (which Largo had closed to keep the men trapped underwater) to move noticeably, even violently. But when the scene above the pool is shown, the cover is nearly still, and in fact, virtually all signs of underwater movement quickly die away.
While stopped for the Junkanoo parade, Bond is sitting in the station wagon with his captors when a man walks up and offers them some rum. The woman pulls out a cigarette and ignites her lighter but consistently holds it a few inches away from the cigarette during a few cutaway shots, while watching Bonds hand as if waiting for when he'll grab the bottle and splash the rum everywhere.
When Bond and Leiter fly over Palmyra in the helicopter and look at Largo's shark pool, the image is reversed (the part in Bond's hair appears on his right side). The shot was clearly taken at the same time as the shot of the two of them inspecting the Golden Grotto a few minutes earlier in the film, and reversed to match the external shot of the helicopter over Palmyra (in which the left side of the helicopter faces the shark tank).
The SPECTRE operative recovers Bond's large size double scuba tanks with one hand and impossible ease. As he lifts them water can be seen pouring out of the nozzles - probably hollow plastic with water to help them sink a little.
When Q is telling Bond about the harmless radioactive pill, the one he's holding is blue and white, split horizontally. In the closeup it's semi-transparent amber and white, split vertically. Then back to the blue and white pill.
During the Junkanoo parade as Bond is escaping, the word GALLIANO is flipped in 3 shots, including one where the mirror image wording is prominent and silver watch on the henchman chasing Bond moves to his right arm from his left arm.
As Leiter and Bond look for the Vulcan bomber from helicopter and then fly over Largo's villa there are two shots of the side of the helicopter. One is obviously reversed as the mic on Leiter's headphones moves from one side of his head to the other.
Apparently some of the locals wanted to celebrate their moment in a Bond movie, because during the chase through the Junkanoo parade, James passes a parade group, all of whom are wearing large yellow "007" headdresses.
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Bond punches Felix as he's about to say "007," so as to not tip off his identity to the man hidden in the bathroom. But then Bond says it himself after apprehending the man, who is still conscious and can hear him.
In the casino, Bond can be seen in the background talking to Felix Leiter before they have met (they know each other already, of course, but the bedroom meeting is presented as the first time they've met for a while).
Bond observes from his ground floor bedroom window the arrival of the ambulance at Shrubland's to pick up the real Derval's body. But when Bond goes to investigate he's seen coming down a flight of stairs.
At the end when Bond and Domino are climbing into the raft, Domino's bathing suit has only one strap over the left shoulder from a distance and returns to straps over both shoulders during close up scenes.
When Bond unwraps the bandages from the dead Major Derval's face, he is wearing a short sleeve shirt, but close-ups of the unwrapping twice show that the arms and hands removing the bandages are wearing a long sleeve black shirt.
After Bond kills Vargas, Domino starts talking to him. In the shot from behind Bond, Domino's hands are placed on Bond's shoulders, but in the next shot, facing Bond, her arms are at her side. In the very next shot, again from behind Bond, her hands are once more on Bond's shoulders.
In the fight scene aboard the Disco Volante, at one stage after Bond throws the helm seat at one of the henchmen, he grabs the wheel and turns the boat left and away from rocks they were rapidly approaching. The Disco Volante then supposedly hits the rocks on the right hand side, which throws everyone to the floor. In the next scene, the Disco Volante is still hurtling across the waters in the left hand turn but with its right hydrofoil still intact and functioning.
When Bond leaves the clinic and is followed by the black car, in the first view of Fiona's motorcycle in chase there are no markings on the gold fairing. As she dumps it in the water after blowing up the black car a BSA decal/logo is clearly visible on the bottom of the fairing. The BSA markings are also clearly visible on the PR photo of Luciana Paluzzi (Fiona) sitting on the motorcycle.
Bond, Domino, and the guy who untied Domino escape from the Disco Volante before its destruction by jumping overboard. But only Bond and Domino are seen getting into the raft at the end. It seems unlikely the two of them would leave this man (who rescued Domino, no less) who had difficulty swimming, in shark-infested waters.
At the end of the film when Bond and Domino are in the rubber lifeboat, the overhead close-ups of the scene reveal the bottom of a white swimming pool the raft is floating in. The depth showing the white surface at the bottom and the gentle waves around the raft show that the water is very shallow.
Just before the Disco Volante strikes the rocks and explodes, the scientist yells, "Look out - the rocks!" First, he's looking in another direction, away from the rocks, when he says this, and so couldn't have seen them. Second, his lips aren't synchronized with what he says. Also, when he says this the rocks are shown directly ahead and, at the speed the boat is traveling, it should be a matter of only a couple of seconds before it strikes them; yet at least 10-12 seconds or more elapse while Bond, Domino and the scientist run on deck, talk, abandon ship, and surface in the water in time to see the ship hit the rocks and explode.
During the final fight scene aboard the Disco Volante, the boat is racing through rock-filled waters, continually missing large rock outcroppings at the last moment (at least one of which is shown twice). But even though both Bond and Largo at times try to steer the boat away from the rocks, it's shown going at such high speed, and so close to one rock after another, that it would be physically impossible to steer it away from the rocks at the very last moment, as repeatedly happens during this sequence.