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E.T. - The Ever Changing Hamburger
in the scene where gertie has a hamburger, it keeps changing sizes (bigger and smaller) and eventually disappears
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littlekiddo23 on 02-02-2000
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juno13 writes:
What he means is that from shot to shot, the hamburger is half-gone, almost gone, half-gone again, almost gone again. it was a continuity problem, common when a scene is shot over several hours (after all, they wouldn't have made Gertie eat the same cold hamburger throughout an entire day of taping). This is indeed a legit slipup. It's even documented in one of the Film Flubs books (I'm not sure which one, I have them all).
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AntiNorm writes:
Been a while since I've seen E.T., but chances are that she was eating the hamburger (note that they don't have to show her on camera doing this; she can be eating the hamburger while other characters are speaking, etc). In that case, the hamburger would tend to diminish in size over time.
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angelbabi4eva00 writes:
When they have a scene with food, it does change size because its food, its not like anything else, it goes away after awhile, This still is a slip up. but when they show scene with food, a lot of the time it will keep changing sizes, it isn't really that much of a big deal now is it? I didn't think so.
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