10 Tiny Annoying Details In Movies You Can't Unsee


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New Line Cinema

The film industry has long been seen as the pinnacle of entertainment.

In tandem with the decline of the Hollywood studio system in the 1960s was the increased infamy of the cult-film ideology. Between the notorious 'video nasties' and boom of the midnight viewing, a new group of movie-goers emerged. These members of the public would attend multiple screenings of the same movie, if only to notice the finest of details before anyone else and claim the status as a 'true fan' of said film. Fast-forward to the 21st century and long gone are the days of this style of cult-film fandom.

Following the introduction of the ability to rewind your movies on VHS at home, no stone was left unturned, and no detail was left unexamined. This meant that critics and fanatics alike would be able to endlessly peruse their favourite movies over and over again in order to examine every individual frame. Whilst this allowed for a number of fun and interesting Easter eggs to be found and shared, it also allowed for a plethora of goofs and oddities to be brought to light.

10. The Missing Engine Block - Dunkirk

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Warner Bros.

In the famous words of Winston Churchill, the evacuation of Dunkirk was a "colossal military disaster", a sentiment captured perfectly in Christopher Nolan's epic. With little way of accommodating the retreat from the French coast en-masse, the British military begins requisitioning civilian boats in order to cross the channel and save the men trapped there. Constantly vulnerable to attack, the film is filled with a quiet suspense, interrupted by exciting dogfights and the consistent sinking of their rescue ships.

RAF pilot Farrier, played by Tom Hardy, plays a vital role in the defence of the ground forces, fighting for as long as he can on his dwindling fuel supply. Fortunately he stays in the fight long enough to see the evacuation through to completion, but has so little fuel that he is forced to set his Spitfire down on the French coast. Straight after landing he ignites his plane with a flare gun before being captured by German forces.

Although a beautiful and iconic scene in the film, viewers couldn't help but notice that the engine block had completely disappeared from the burning aircraft. Due to the heavy-duty nature of the Rolls-Royce engine, it is more likely that the engine would be the last part to disintegrate in the flames, meaning the propeller being connected solely by a pole is particularly inaccurate.

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