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The Meaning of Life (1983) Poster

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Jump to: Boom mic visible (1) | Continuity (3) | Crew or equipment visible (1) | Revealing mistakes (2) | Spoilers (2)

Boom mic visible 

In the scene where The Grim Reaper is talking to the couple and their dinner guests, you can see the boom mic moving along the fabric which is the ceiling.
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Continuity 

In the classroom scene the young student seated in the rear right corner appears and disappears three times in successive shots.
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In the war sequence, the soldiers give their sergeant a clock which is placed on the edge of the mound they are hiding behind and is clearly visible. In the next shot, the clock is gone.
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At the start of the miracle of birth section. the mother is traveling backwards (head first). But just before she leaves the corridor, the camera view from the gurney indicates that she is moving feet first.
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Crew or equipment visible 

In the vomiting scene right after the bucket is taken away, the end of the hose the liquid comes out of can be seen.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the death sequence, the name at the top of the mausoleum is "nitruc" instead of "curtin", so the segment is reversed/flipped.
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In the "Live Liver Donation" scene, John Cleese is clearly chuckling at the performance of his two fellow Pythons.
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Spoilers 

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Revealing mistakes 

The World War I soldier named Blackitt can be seen stifling laughter when he is supposed to be dead.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Terry Gilliam unzips the Zulu costume to introduce The Middle Of The Film, using the nose-ring as a zipper, the suit separates when it is half-way unzipped, and the zipper continues down the right side of the suit, as the two pieces fall apart.
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