15 Dumb Movie Anachronisms

When movie folk get their years confused...

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    • SCQ47

      Nov 3rd 2009, 14:32

      For someone who is nitpicking, you might want to remember that NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is spelled with all capitals. Hey! Splitting hairs is fun!

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    • hellomkat

      Nov 3rd 2009, 15:49

      In Titanic, Rose pays for her portrait with a Roosevelt Dime, not yet created. Also, in Gladiator, women are shown sitting in all levels of the Coliseum. Only the Vestal Virgins and Caesar's wife were allowed to sit in any tier other than the fourth level, where all the slaves sat.

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    • hellomkat

      Nov 3rd 2009, 15:50

      In Titanic, Rose pays for her portrait with a Roosevelt Dime, not yet created. Also, in Gladiator, women are shown sitting in all levels of the Coliseum. Only the Vestal Virgins and Caesar's wife were allowed to sit in any tier other than the fourth level, where all the slaves sat.

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    • Flaygor

      Nov 3rd 2009, 20:21

      If we are being picky The Green Mile was not based on a short but on a novel broken down into smaller parts.

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    • dgoodswen

      Nov 4th 2009, 0:36

      The word you're looking for is 'finickity'

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    • thedarkknight

      Nov 4th 2009, 15:44

      The word you're looking for is "anal".

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    • Jamiethe

      Nov 5th 2009, 9:12

      Good feature - but I am going to join in with the nitpicking and tell you that the word is Scandinavian and not Scandenavian. I know that, and I am not even a Scandinavian. J.

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    • DQ17E

      Nov 6th 2009, 16:43

      In Almost Famous, those aren't post it notes. They're squares of yellow legal paper, as explained by Crowe himself on the commentary.

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    • giovannisorta

      Mar 19th 2010, 15:14

      Gladiatorial combat ceased to exist 200 years after the events of Gladiator how could they have only started wearing helmets 700 years later when the Roman Empire didn't even exist anymore. Also how can a list about anachronism be missing Public Enemies. That movie is incredibly inaccurate timeline wise

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    • TheSuio

      Mar 5th 2013, 9:51

      On the "Gladiator" post, Scandinavia is spelled with an 'a', not an 'e'. I should know, I live here.

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    • martyrotten

      Sep 2nd 2013, 23:39

      While the Beatles album "Let it Be" was not released until August of 1970, the single had been out since March of that year. The album was made up of leftover tracks from an aborted album and film project that was patched together by Phil Spector and finally released. One other anacronism that needs mentioning. In MAN ON THE MOON Jim Carrey's Andy Kaufman character is shown in a scene set in the late 70s (after starting on TAXI) playing a Pac-Man video game. Pac-Man did not appear until 1981.

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