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The Last Man on Earth (1964) Poster

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

In the opening scene, as the camera zooms in through the window on Dr. Morgan, the alarm clock hammer can be seen moving between the bells before the sound of the alarm is heard.
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Continuity 

The first time Morgan goes searching for corpses to incinerate, he puts a man and a woman into the back of his station wagon head first. When he arrives at the garbage dump, the woman is now lying feet first in the back of the car and has switched sides with the man.
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The first station wagon Morgan has (a Chevy) turns into a Ford (look for the 4 headlights) and back to the Chevy (2 headlights). He eventually ends up with the Ford after the zombies wreck the Chevy.
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During the flashback, when Robert returns home from the lab he pulls into the driveway and the steering wheel is on the left side. He exits the car from the right with the steering wheel on the right side as well. When it cuts back to the wide shot the steering wheel is again on the left.
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In the flashback sequence where Morgan takes his wife's body in his car for a secret burial, the shots of him inside the car driving shows that it is night or pre-dawn. However, the exterior shots of the car moving along on the road show that it is already daylight.
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When Robert Morgan is dumping bodies into the city dump, in the long shot, he has a '56 Chevy. The next time it cuts to a long shot, it is a '58 Ford.
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Morgan drops his bag of stakes on the driveway before loading the bodies into his car, then he gets directly into the car without picking up the stakes.
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When Morgan drives back home from the crypt, it's at night, but one of the shots of him driving is in broad daylight.
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At 14:50 when Morgan is driving away from the grocery store on a street, he is driving his Chevy station seated on the right side of the car, as in England.
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After Gordon leaves the church he drives his station wagon fast towards home. All the windows and doors are closed on the car, but when he gets there the car's tailgate is down.
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When we see Morgan drive with his wife's corpse, it changes position between the shots that we see the car form outside and the shots where we see it from the inside. In the first, it leans on the window, in the second it's closer to Morgan.
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When Robert is done with transfusion of blood with Ruth, she talks to him, but her position doesn't match the one in previous shot.
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Robert's daughter is shown breathing in fever laying with her looks turned up, but while we don't have a close up of her, she is laying on her side.
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At the dump for the first time, he carries the woman to the edge of the pit with her head on his left arm. When the shot changes from a long shot to a close up, she has shifted 180° and her head is now on his right arm.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Dr. Robert Morgan talks to Ruth Collins about testing her for immunity, at approximately 1:10:09, a shadow comes over the left side of Morgan's jacket for a second, caused by a crew member moving around.
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Factual errors 

Ruth says Robert hit her, but he didn't.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The newspaper headline has an apostrophe typo: "Is Europes' disease carried on the wind?" However, given the other typos ("wild fire" for either "wildfire" or "wild-fire" and "to day" for "today") the paper is clearly not very thorough in its proof-reading.
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Plot holes 

When Morgan returns home at night and is fighting the vampires he opens his unlocked front door and enters. The marauding vampires should have been able to enter the home, before his arrival, with the door unlocked.
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Vampires, which they seem to be - killed by stakes, repelled by garlic, only coming out after dark etc - are not afraid of mirrors, they just don't reflect in them. Vincent Price's character users a mirror to repel the marauders outside his house and we see one clearly reflected And if indeed mirrors did repel these marauders then the one on the front door would have an effect, which it clearly doesn't. And neither does the garlic..
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Revealing mistakes 

Just over 1 minute into the film, in one of the first shots of the deserted city a man can be seen walking backwards and forwards behind a fence.
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In one of the first shots of the deserted city at the beginning of the film, chimney smoke from a house can be seen, suggesting that somebody lives there.
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When Robert chases down Ruth, two cars can be seen in the background moving down a street.
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When Morgan talks to Ruth, approximately at 1:10:09, it is possible to see a sudden shadow (maybe a crew member passing in front of the light source) projected on Morgan's back for a second.
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When Robert Morgan is outside the grocery store, the reflection of a passing car can be seen in the grocery's windows in the upper left-hand part of the screen.
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At the beginning, when Morgan goes out searching for corpses to incinerate, after he puts a man and a woman into the back of his car, it is possible to see the two actors moving themselves to settle down in the back of the car.
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Morgan puts a stack of records on the turntable. As each record ends, the needle arm swings back so that the next record can drop down to be played. But after the last record plays, it continues to spin and the arm stays there at the end of the track and the needle keeps making static sounds. The arm should have gone back, in case there were another record to play.
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When Dr. Morgan first meets Ruth, some cars can briefly be seen driving down a road in the background down in the town.
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During the scene at 23:44 as Morgan drives away from the cemetery you can see oil spots on the pavement to the right and the next shot shows him driving past the same oil spots at 23:51.
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Around 1 minute, it is broad daylight, but you can see a man through a fence that is pacing back and forth.
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Virge can very briefly be seen breathing after dying.
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At the beginning of the movie, cars are moving at the upper left of the shot while the scenery should portray apocalyptic world with no survivors.
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While inside his house, Gordon sees a vampire trying to get into his house by turning the door knob. After the vampire opens the door, one can see there is no door latch or bolt on the inside of the jam meaning there is no way the door could be locked or secured.
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