Death on the NileGoofs
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Salome's guitar cable disappears from when she enters the room playing, walks through the dance floor and ends up on the stage.
Poirot grows a mustache to hide the scar tissue that covers most of his upper lip and cheek. Scar tissue cannot grow hair at all, as it does not contain follicles or sweat glands; it is a connective tissue that grows between the dermis after it is split. Poirot's mustache could therefore never be as full as depicted, and should have several holes or irregularities.
A ship in Egypt at the time would have had an all male crew. Also the crew (both male and female) are shown wearing shorts and short sleeve shirts which completely transgress dress norms for the era in Egyptian culture. Men would have either worn western type suits or shirts and trousers or local dress which again would have covered arms and legs.
The lighting on the ship, particularly the deck lighting at night is far too bright and too white in tone to be realistic for a ship built/operated in the 1930s. The lighting would be a much warmer tone and lower level given the bulbs at the time and the modest electrical output of a ship's generator.
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The Belgian army is shown using gas on October 31, 1914. Although the first known use of poison gas in WW1 was by the Germans in April 1915, tear gas was used by the Allies starting in August 1914. And although the type of gas being used isn't mentioned, it is unlikely that poison gas is what is being deployed in this scene, given that many of the attacking Belgian soldiers aren't wearing gas masks.
At the end of Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Hercule Poirot is told of a murder on the Nile and is called to investigate it. In Death on the Nile (2022), the murder does not take place until 1 hour and 5 minutes into the movie. However the movie itself in the opening scene in the night club has a character greet Poirot with "You solved the case in Egypt". This is a different one.
Bouc greets Poirot ("Of all the pyramids in all the world...") in 1937 Egypt in a way that seemingly references the 1942 film Casablanca ("Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world..."). However, Bouc's greeting only has one repetition, unlike the anaphora in Casablanca which echoes twice. Bouc's greeting is an ordinary witticism for period people, even though, to modern ears, it might break immersion.
While this film has its share of anachronisms and other lapses, two revealing errors come in rapid succession. First, a cloud of "balloons" is released from the riverboat--but they sail off upwind, in the opposite direction from the smoke trailing from the smokestack. Second, a few minutes later, the passengers are carried from the Abu Simbel tomb on sailboats, but the main sheets (ropes holding the booms) are all slack despite the wind seeming to fill out the sails.
Throughout the body of the film, the skin around Poirot's mustache shows no sign of his wartime facial scar, yet the scarring is there at the end when he has no mustache .
Bouc's jacket flies the opposite direction of his kite.
The film is set in 1937, but Salome Otterbourne is shown numerous times playing a semi-acoustic guitar. Guitars spotted in the film include a 1952 Gibson L5 and a reissued Gibson ES-250. The ES-250 was first made in 1939. Guitar models too late to have been used in 1937.
Poirot's lips are not moving when he says "I asked you not to come" to his girlfriend in the military hospital.
When Bouc speaks to Rosalie in front of the Temple of Abu Simbel, Bouc says "Yes" while his mouth does not.
The hooded character being pursued by Poirot could just turn around and kill him in cold blood instead of trying to flee.
Linnet surely would have had the time and possibility to rent the whole boat for the whole trip so that other passengers could not embark later on.
Whether they wait 7-8 minutes or 3 hours, the soldiers cannot know for certain the moment the wind will turn east.
Poirot has his index finger on the trigger of a cocked gun. As a former soldier, he should know that this is too risky and could lead to an accidental shot.
The film is set mostly on the Nile between Aswan and Abu Simbel in Egypt, which is a hot, sandy desert country. Bouc wears a raincoat in some scenes, yet it does not rain once in the film. Even in reality, in 1937, neither Aswan nor Abu Simbel received a significant amount of rain.