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The Hours (2002) Poster

(2002)

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Anachronisms 

When Laura (in 1951) picks up Mrs. Dalloway from the floor next to her bed, there are six novels in total. Two of the other books are Melbourne by Lord David Cecil and Under the Net by Dame Iris Murdoch, both published in 1954.
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When Leonard Woolf and Virginia Woolf are at the train station, an electronic display can briefly be seen hanging from the roof above Leonard's head.
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Continuity 

During the bird burial, Virginia Woolf places all of the yellow roses on the bird's grave except one. The next time we see her she has 3 roses.
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Prior to Clarissa's party setup there are plain-backed folding chairs stacked against wall near the front door. After the party has been setup all of the chairs have bamboo backs.
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When Louis Waters visits Clarrisa Vaughn, she gives him water with ice and a lemon, in later shots you see neither a lemon or ice, and later you see just a lemon and no ice.
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In Clarissa's first visit to Richard's apartment, she gathers up some garbage and then drops the bags on the floor. Later when she opens the apartment door to leave, the garbage bags are already outside the apartment in the hall.
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Clarissa's scarf and necklace when she is packing up the garbage in Richard's apartment.
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Richie Brown has flour on his right cheek from his sifting it which disappears between shots.
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The bag of flour in the background when Laura Brown is talking to Kitty at the coffee table.
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When Laura starts driving with Richie, the tops of the trees in their street are lit dimly sideways, as if the sun is rising or setting. The previous events however suggest it should be around noon. In the next shot, when they arrive at Mrs. Nash's house, the sun drops a hard and short shadow, more appropriate to the time of day.
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When Laura's son is sitting at the table with his breakfast in front of him, his glass is empty in one shot and then full of orange juice in the next.
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Richard yells by the window, "Don't come near me!!" and, holding the handle, points his cane at Clarissa. In the very next shot, he's holding the other end of the cane with the handle is being pointed at Clarissa.
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In the last scene between Laura and Dan, when Dan is lying on the bed and talking to Laura in the bathroom, we see a pack of cigarettes and a light on the night table. In some shots the lighter is next to the pack and in others it's on top.
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When Louis Waters tells Clarissa he read the book, he holds it open, we cut to Clarissa talking, and then we cut back to Louis. The page Louis has selected changes between cuts.
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When Julia puts her arm under the first stack of papers she removes from her mother's desk the bottom page is accidentally folded under her arm. When the camera angle changes the page is no longer folded.
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When Clarissa is preparing the food for the party she is wearing a pair of green gloves. When Louis Water is telling her his story, Clarissa has taken one glove off and then in a next shot, when Louis Waters, leaves the house, Clarissa is still wearing the pair of gloves.
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When Clarissa entered Richard's apartment she didn't lock the door after she shut it, but when she left she unlocked it.
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Factual errors 

In the Virginia Woolf segment, Leonard Woolf is shown setting type for their press, Hogarth Press. In fact, Leonard's hands shook so that he could not set type, and it was Virginia who did the typesetting. Virginia found setting type calming, and said that it shaped her feel for words on the page, influencing her approach to writing.
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