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Sweet Smell of Success (1957) Poster

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Boom mic visible 

Microphone shadow during coffee shop scene with Steve and Susan.
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Moving shadow of the boom microphone is visible in the upper right of the frame when J.J. is phoning Lt. Kello to tell him about the "plant".
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Continuity 

Susan's coat when she's saying goodbye to Steve in the coffee shop towards the end of the movie. In one shot it's around only one of her shoulders, in the previous and next shots it's around both.
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The look of Susan's hair changes noticeably during close-up scenes between her and J.J. as she is preparing to leave the apartment near the very end of the movie. There is a close-up of Susan near the door, then of J.J., then back to Susan. In that last close-up of her, both the volume and how her hair lies has changed so noticeably that the two shots must have been done at different times.
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In the first scene in Sidney's office, the secretary picks up a stack of magazines and newspapers that changes position and height from shot to shot.
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In the opening sequence, when Sidney buys a newspaper and then lays it out on the luncheonette counter to read it, the configuration of stories and graphics on the page doesn't match the newspaper as seen in the close-up.
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When Sidney is trying to see the column in advance, the position of the secretary changes. This is when she moves the copy from one side of the desk to the other.
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During the theater confrontation scene, Hunsecker is writing on a small note pad, but the pad and pen suddenly vanish from his hands as he and Falco move up onto the stage.
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Susie's hair during the cab journey to her apartment with Sidney.
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Revealing mistakes 

Right at the start of the movie (2:34) when Sidney peruses J.J. Hunsecker's 'The Eyes of Broadway' column on page 21 of the New York Globe newspaper, it can clearly be seen that several of the paragraphs are repeated. Of the nine paragraphs visible, it can be seen that paragraph 7 is an exact copy of paragraph 2; 8 is a copy of 5, and 9 is a copy of 4.
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