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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Filming Mistakes in "Dirty Dancing"

The website has a webpage (two pages) about Dirty Dancing. Below are examples:

In the last dance scene of the movie, Patrick Swayze jumps down from the stage and the hair on his forehead which was completely dry is suddenly very wet and plastered to his head.

In the scene where Penny and Johnny are teaching Baby their dance routine you see Penny putting on a record, if you look closely you can see that Penny moves the arm to put the record on then right away you see her taking the arm away even though the music has started. Even if it's a directorial device for us to hear different music than they do, it's still a mistake because she's not actually put the record on, meaning they've not got any music playing.

When Baby's family drive into Kellerman's you can see the back of the mum's head, and her hair is blonde. In the rest of the movie she has red hair. This is because the original actress cast as her mother changed after filming had already begun.

In the scene were Johnny is fighting Robbie, his belt breaks, and is hanging down. Next shot it is fastened again. And then it is hanging down again.

When Baby and her Dad are on the porch, having a serious conversation about the money for the dancer's abortion, the Dad's collar on his jacket is turned up, then down, then up again.

When Johnny has realized that he locked his keys in the car, he takes the pole and breaks one of the car windows with it. The hole he made was about the size of a fist. In the next scene however, the hole in the window is twice as big as it was before.

In the last dance scene, notice the part before the performance, where everything goes dark and the spotlight shines on Baby. You'll see Johnny take off his coat. Then the camera goes back to Johnny offstage taking off his coat again.

In the scenes where Johnny and Baby have to break into the car, when Johnny looks in to find his keys, it's raining, when he turns to grab the post to break the window, the sun is up and the ground is dry, then when he turns back to actually break the window, it's raining again.

Notice Baby's white Keds shoes with the blue emblem on the back of them. That style of Keds didn't come out until the 80s.

In the scene when Baby is changing her clothes in the back of Johnny's car the lights and shadows in the car are moving in the wrong direction.

During the entire part where Penny is sick after the abortion, Baby's hair alternates between really curly and wavy. When she gets out of Johnny's car it's wavy, when she runs down to get her father all the way up until the part where her father sees Penny it's curly, after that it becomes wavy again.

When Baby is kissing Johnny after he talks about women using him, the blankets are tucked into her armpit, but then in the next shot they are neatly lying around her waist.

Joel Siegel's Series About the Borscht Belt

Joel Siegel, who appeared on ABC's Good Morning, America for many years, did a series about the Borscht Belt.

Part 1 -- about the activities

Part 2 -- about the food

Part 3 -- about the entertainers

Part 4 -- about Grossinger's Hotel

A Video About the Kutscher Hotel

A documentary film titled Welcome to Kutscher's: The Last Catskills Resort is described on this webpage. The film's trailer, which shows many photographs and clips, is below:

There are many other videos on the YouTube page's right margin.