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Night Work 

Ethan is hired by Vanessa to do a job and introduced to a world of supernatural beings. Sir Malcolm recruits doctor Frankenstein, who brings someone back to life.

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London 1891. As the police investigate a series of gruesome murders, renowned explorer Sir Malcolm Murray and the strangely beautiful Vanessa Ives know there's something darker at play. In search of someone close to them who has been lost, they recruit American sharp-shooter Ethan Chandler and Dr. Victor Frankenstein to help them on their journey. Written by G

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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28 April 2014 (USA)  »

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It is fitting that Frankenstein's creature "picks" the name Proteus, the name of one of the old gods of water. In Greek, the name translates to mean "first" or, "firstborn." See more »

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00:8:21.00: Close-up on Ethan Chandler's cheap battery-powered pocket watch, whose brand name "Jean Jacot" was first registered in 2015 and belongs to a German company offering advertising gifts. The watch's quartz movement is obvious even to the layman on account of its jumping seconds hand. This watch could not have existed in 1891. See more »

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7 Year Old Girl: [the 7 year old girl wakes up after she hears something take away her mother] Mum?
7 Year Old Girl: [the little girl walks down the creaky steps calling out] Mum? Mum?
[when the little girl screams at the shattered window]
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Quartz watch inexcusable.
12 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

"Goofs 00:8:21.00: Close-up on Ethan Chandler's cheap battery-powered pocket watch, whose brand name "Jean Jacot" was first registered in 2015 and belongs to a German company offering advertising gifts. The watch's quartz movement is obvious even to the layman on account of its jumping seconds hand. This watch could not have existed in 1891."

I noticed the quartz movement too. OK, OK it's a trivial detail but even so I'm shocked that the producers couldn't be bothered to rent or buy a timepiece of the period. This seems inexcusable when you consider the money they spent on period costumes, set design and special effects. How much would it have cost? I can't believe this was just a a mistake when the direction called for a such a tight closeup of it. I know that there are always nerds who can point out historical inaccuracies with costumes, military insignia, weaponry and what have you. Those require a certain amount of study and specialized knowledge. But c'mon, everybody knows what a quartz watch movement looks like even if they don't recognize the modern maker's name. It's insulting in an otherwise quality production to think that the director assumed the audience would be too dumb to notice.


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