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American Beauty - Fingers Lock...
Time index 0h03m50s: When Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is leaving home and his wife is telling him off about delay, his suitcase opens up and all the contents fall on the ground. Well, few seconds before this happens, you can clearly see that Kevin Spacey is keeping the suitcase closed with his fingers and then, when he release his grip the suitcase opens.
Another detail I want you to notice isn't a slip-up but it could be an error. You have to activate the subtitles on the DVD first. Time index 0h03m24s: Jane (Tora Birch) is in her room using her computer. It's getting late and her mother hurries her up using the car hooter, you can easily hear it in the background, but the subtitles say "Computer beeps".
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Antonio D'Imperio on 11-28-2000
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Anthony32 writes:
Even if he is holding the briefcase shut, I don't consider it a slip up. I could be wrong on this, but I understood that in the scene, he lets his briefcase fall open on purpose just to spite his wife. I think that aspect makes the scene funnier than if it were just an accident.
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toothhousehandunwon writes:
This just isn't true, I've checked on the DVD by zooming in...and Kevin Spacey is not visibly keeping the briefcase shut with his fingers.
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Ken Ba writes:
I understand that British and American terms sometimes are different, but I don't think anyone in Britain calls a car a computer, nor does anyone in America.
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sitesister writes:
I'm from England and no-one over here calls a curb a berm. And anyway, we generally know most American changes to the language through watching American TV and film
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Rainfire writes:
Some people in call things by different names (like how some people in England call a curb a berm).
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