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Ok, so of course I loved the movie; it was incredible.

But, there is one thing buggin' me and I hope you can help me out. I've seen it twice and saw this listed on IMDB as a mistake, "plot hole."

Michele Pfeifer was of course degrading as the plot went along, appearing to her sisters via a mirror as she was degrading. There was one scene, though, when she was suddenly back to normal, when her sisters were warning her of impending doom.

I'm hoping someone can justify it for me. The only thing I can possibly think of is that there was a scene after this that showed her using magic to try and correct her face; so maybe she used it temporarily to restore herself for an instant. The scene and restoration of her beauty is so blatant that I almost can't imagine it being overlooked. I mean, do they not watch the film before they release it?

Ok, please help!
 
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Yes, I think she'd been giving herself magical nips and tucks. As her sisters pointed out, they weren't helping much, so she eventually gave up and resorted to a bad wig.
 
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When exactly in the movie is this? (I checked IMDB and it didn't say either) Is it around when she made Ferdy the fence talk only like animals? If so, she had changed, but was covering her face so you couldn't see half of it.

(of course, without rewatching the movie and looking for it, I can't say for sure, and I think that will wait for when the DVD comes out)
 
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Did her sisters point that out? For some reason I don't remember that. But yeh, I think youre right Daniel. Even at the scene where she kills Dit Water Sal (sp), she looked a little better than we she has covered her face before. They couldn't have explained it better though, but instead the scene is officiall listed as a plot hole on IMDB
 
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I saw this the first time I watched it! but then the second time I saw it, I didn't notice...so maybe we're crazy, I dunno...I thought it was blaringly obvious and totally out of sync!


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I noticed it. It was when she was riding in the carriage and just pulled out a clump of hair, then she's talking to the sisters and they tell her she's being followed. When Lamia says, "A witch? A warlock?" her hair is totally back to normal.

No big deal but I think it probably IS a blooper.
 
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I don't know. I got the impression that she was continually making adjustments and using up her power as she did so.

I guess I need to see it again to be sure Smile


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Yeh, I think the scene was almost too obvious to have been intentional; therefore, I think that the incident could have been saying how vain she was, trying to hold onto her beauty with no luck. All of the scenes where she was in a mirror, she had blemishes on her skin. For that not to have been intentional, the editors would have to have been stupid
 
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but there's also at the end when she's cackling in all her hideousness, and you can see Michelle's perfectly bleached molars at the back...that's not intentional!


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You only noticed it because your dad's a dentist Razz


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BAHAHAHA ok maybe...but still, it was way obvious!!!


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I noticed the scene as well. Most likely a blooper. I remember when I first saw Fellowship of The Ring, there was a scene with a car driving across the back ground. And in The two Towers a sword fell out of Eomer's sheath.
 
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I noticed this the 2nd time I watched the movie. Definitely a blooper. I wondered if it was just too late to reshoot the scene or something because it is pretty obvious (although I did miss it the first time so there you go).
 
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I have to vote that it was a blooper. A very silly one to make though. I just don't see how that could have been intentional. I bet the film makers are kicking themselves over that mistake.
 
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Yeah, I picked up on it as well. I'm not sure if it's a blooper or if there was supposed to be a scene just before it that showed her making a magical nip-and-tuck that was cut out. So, less blooper and more scene that didn't make sense once the diting was done. Regardless, definitely a flaw in the film, but a fairly minor one.


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