At the beginning, they were observing Mars in a telescope. The astronomer said it was "40 million miles sunward" but the view was of a full phase.
It was also vibrating. This was explained as due to the clockwork that tracked the movement. Wouldn't that make it hard to photograph? Maybe he just needs to lube his drive belt.
The "ironclad" ship had three smoke stacks, but even at ramming speed had no smoke!
Skeletons continued to writhe even after the muscles were burned off.
Did they have boneless hams in 1898?
The Artiliryman told him to find a flask and pack some wiskey (not water?). Became a running gag.
Character responds, "my, isn't that unfortunate?"
audiance quip, "I wonder if Tom Cruise will handle it so well?"
Character says, "lothe that I am to do it, I may be forced to use violence!"
audiance quip: various, running gag for the rest of the demolished house set.
line in film about better to risk the French than to stay here and deal with the Martians.
audiance: various France jokes after that.
At the beginning, the cylindar unscrewing:
you can tell it's alien because it has a left-hand screw.