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16 Mistakes That The Notebook Missed


Lots of people work very hard to make the movies that we love and enjoy. From the actors, the crew, and everyone else involved in production, classic movies such as

  • The Notebook,
  • Spider-Man
  • American Pie.

…are all great films that continue to be loved and revisited. Since a movie is such a big project, it’s understandable that small mistakes can happen from time to time. Whether it be an inconsistency with a character’s costume or an editing mistake, these things happen all the time whether you’ve noticed or not.

Take The Notebook, for example. Many people have watched and rewatched the classic Nicholas Sparks love story over and over. But did you notice that there are actually quite a few minor errors? Here are 16 continuity errors in The Notebook you might not have seen before.

During the carnival scene when Noah finds out who Allie is, she can be seen riding the bumper cars. When Allie bumps into Sarah, you can hear and see the actress scream out ‘Rachel!’ which is the name of the actress playing Allie, Rachel McAdams.

Further along, when Noah desperately tries to get Allie to go on a date with him, he jumps onto the Ferris wheel cart she’s sitting on and her voice can be heard saying ‘Get off of me,’ but her lips don’t actually move at all.

When Noah and Allie are walking through the streets, a parking meter can be seen. This would be inaccurate to the times as the film took place in 1940 and parking meters weren’t installed in South Carolina until a few years later.

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Then, when the couple proceeds to lie in the street, it appears that they change position. They start out directly underneath the double lines and then scoot to the right.

And the couple jumps again! At first, they are positioned just to the right of the window and then when the camera cuts to a close shot they are much closer to it.

Although her hair could be reflecting the mood of the scene, this is most likely and error. At the beginning it’s perfectly pinned up, neat, and slightly curled but at the end it’s much messier and straighter.

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During one scene, you can see some of the film crew reflected in the car and rearview mirror when Allie and her mother are outside of Noah’s house.

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I guess they didn’t pay as close attention to Allie’s wedding costume in this scene. At one point you can clearly see that she is wearing white earrings and then they disappear in another shot.

During a scene when older Noah is at the hospital, the X-rays on display flip. Notice the direction of the bulge.

In this scene, the song ‘I’ll Be Seeing You’ by Billie Holiday plays. Although it’s considered a classic of the time, it didn’t actually come out until four years after this scene took place.

Not to mention Allie gets totally soaked in this scene, her makeup and hair getting ruined, but once they enter the house her hair is dry all of a sudden and her makeup has been fixed.

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Going back to the Ferris Wheel scene. At the moment when Noah is hanging from the bar basically begging Allie to go on a date with him if you look very closely you can see his microphone hanging from the back of his shirt.

Ryan Gosling, the actor who played Noah has very distinguishable blue eyes so he had to wear brown contacts to match that of older Noah’s eyes. However, there was one scene where he forgot to wear them and his blue eyes can be seen.

In a scene where Allie is arguing with Noah the white necklace she is wearing keeps disappearing and then reappearing.

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And in another, Lon’s hair keeps switching from black to brown while he’s waiting to meet Allie by his car.

Another small editing error is during a scene when the couple sneaks into the plantation house and she can be heard saying ‘This place is gigantic,’ but her lips don’t move until a few seconds later.


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