History AnachronismStew / FilmsWithNoGoodExcuse

15th Mar '17 6:01:30 PM LegitimateIdiot
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* In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', there's a scene where Riley gives cookies to her family as a toddler (which takes place in 2006 or 2007 given her age) and mutters "I'm gonna be Rapunzel!" while doing so. The Disney version of the story, ''WesternAnimation/{{Tangled}}'', has baking as one of Rapunzel's favorite hobbies, but that version of the story did not come out until 2010.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', there's a scene where Riley gives cookies to her family as a toddler (which takes place in 2006 or 2007 given her age) and mutters "I'm gonna be Rapunzel!" while doing so. The Disney version of the story, ''WesternAnimation/{{Tangled}}'', ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', has baking as one of Rapunzel's favorite hobbies, but that version of the story did not come out until 2010.
11th Mar '17 8:56:45 PM 64SuperNintendo
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** Plenty of post-2001 model vehicles in 2001

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** Plenty of post-2001 model vehicles in 20012001.
11th Mar '17 8:55:35 PM 64SuperNintendo
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** An officer from the Confederate Army...in 1850 (the Confederacy isn't even formed until 1861).

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** An officer from the Confederate Army... in 1850 (the Confederacy isn't even formed until 1861).
5th Feb '17 10:34:48 AM DustSnitch
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* The costumes, accessories, and weapons carried by various characters in ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'' date to anywhere between the Heian and Edo eras, an eight-hundred-year spread. Possibly justified in that Kubo's mother, grandfather, and aunts are supernatural beings.
19th Jan '17 12:01:13 AM Snerp
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** [[spoiler:Sir Walter Locksley]] is given a funeral pyre by the peasants, even though in the UK you couldn't legally dispose of your dead by burning them until Welsh physician William Price successfully challenged corpse disposal laws after being arrested for trying to burn his deceased infant son; thus, until 1902 you rarely, if ever, saw a dead Brit on fire (the most notable being Percy Shelley, whose ashes were buried with his heart, which was quickly salvaged from his funeral pyre, after his decomposing remains were recovered on the shore of Italy by close friends).

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** [[spoiler:Sir Walter Locksley]] is given a funeral pyre by the peasants, even though in the UK you couldn't legally dispose of your dead by burning them until Welsh physician William Price successfully challenged corpse disposal laws after being arrested for trying to burn his deceased infant son; thus, until 1902 you rarely, if ever, saw a dead Brit on fire (the most notable being Percy Shelley, whose ashes were buried with his heart, which was quickly salvaged from his funeral pyre, after his decomposing remains were recovered on the shore of Italy by close friends).friends. However, this was in accordance with strict local quarantine laws and not a final anti-establishment act, given a choice he'd more than likely have gone with burial. Or not drowning in the first place).
18th Jan '17 9:39:54 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* A couple of period-set ElvisPresley films contain this. Likely the most overt is the 1969 film ''The Trouble with Girls (and How to Get Into It)'' which is set in the 1920s, however Presley's sideburn-dominated hairstyle is completely anachronistic for the period. In addition, a soul song performed on screen titled "Clean Up Your Own Backyard", aside from being musically anachronistic, contains references to "armchair quarterbacks", a television-specific reference that didn't come into use until at least the 1950s, if not later. (While it was common for only portions of songs to be performed on screen in Presley films, this lyric is featured in the movie.)

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* A couple of period-set ElvisPresley Music/ElvisPresley films contain this. Likely the most overt is the 1969 film ''The Trouble with Girls (and How to Get Into It)'' which is set in the 1920s, however Presley's sideburn-dominated hairstyle is completely anachronistic for the period. In addition, a soul song performed on screen titled "Clean Up Your Own Backyard", aside from being musically anachronistic, contains references to "armchair quarterbacks", a television-specific reference that didn't come into use until at least the 1950s, if not later. (While it was common for only portions of songs to be performed on screen in Presley films, this lyric is featured in the movie.)



* Barry Lyndon; Whenever the Prussian Army is on screen, the background music is the Hohenfreidberger March; the film is set during the Seven Years War of 1756-63 (known as the French and Indian War in the US), but the march was not written until 1866, to commemorate the victory of Prussia over Austria in the Austro-Prussian War; interestingly, it is the march most frequently played during parade scenes in films set in Nazi Germany; in fact it was never played by the Nazis; Hitler, an Austrian national by birth, hated the march and banned it.

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* Barry Lyndon; ''Film/BarryLyndon'': Whenever the Prussian Army is on screen, the background music is the Hohenfreidberger March; the film is set during the Seven Years War of 1756-63 (known as the French and Indian War in the US), but the march was not written until 1866, to commemorate the victory of Prussia over Austria in the Austro-Prussian War; interestingly, it is the march most frequently played during parade scenes in films set in Nazi Germany; in fact it was never played by the Nazis; Hitler, an Austrian national by birth, hated the march and banned it.
3rd Jan '17 8:31:00 AM Doug86
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* ''Film/SinginintheRain'': The film takes place in the late 1920s at the very start of the sound era, however the "Beautiful Girl" segment, supposedly being shot for a movie of the era, is technologically too advanced for what was possible at the time (compare the real-life film of the era, ''Film/TheBroadwayMelody''). The closing musical segment is also supposed to theoretically be part of a film within the film, however it too is far more advanced than would have been possible in the late 1920s, however it is presented as a fantasy sequence, so does not necessarily count as an anachronism.

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* ''Film/SinginintheRain'': ''Film/SinginInTheRain'': The film takes place in the late 1920s at the very start of the sound era, however the "Beautiful Girl" segment, supposedly being shot for a movie of the era, is technologically too advanced for what was possible at the time (compare the real-life film of the era, ''Film/TheBroadwayMelody''). The closing musical segment is also supposed to theoretically be part of a film within the film, however it too is far more advanced than would have been possible in the late 1920s, however it is presented as a fantasy sequence, so does not necessarily count as an anachronism.
8th Dec '16 3:24:48 PM lucy24
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* The actors in the 1939 American adaptation of ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' are dressed the way producer Samuel Goldwyn wanted, and nothing about the costumes is contemporary to the setting. The movie is set in the 1780-1810 time frame, yet the hair and clothing date from the 1840-1880 time frame. Worse, the female characters look like they were hit with a 6-inch makeup cannon, even though in the time frame the only women who would have worn makeup at all (and it would ''not'' have been makeup like you see in the film) were cheap street prostitutes.

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* The actors in the 1939 American adaptation of ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' are dressed the way producer Samuel Goldwyn wanted, and nothing about the costumes is contemporary to the setting. The movie is set in the 1780-1810 time frame, period 1780-1810, yet the hair and clothing date from the 1840-1880 time frame. mid-19th century. Worse, the female characters look like they were hit with a 6-inch makeup cannon, even though in cannon. At the time frame the only women Englishwomen who would have worn makeup at all (and it would ''not'' have been makeup like you see in the film) were cheap street prostitutes.
8th Dec '16 3:21:31 PM lucy24
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* Similar to the example above (but even less excusable, as the song is broadcast InUniverse and not just part of the soundtrack) is the use of Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World" in ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam'' as one of the most famous examples of SoundtrackDissonance: the film is supposed to take place in 1965, while the song was only recorded in 1967.

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* Similar to the example above (but even less excusable, as the song is broadcast InUniverse and not just part of the soundtrack) is the use of In ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam'', Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World" is broadcast InUniverse in ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam'' as one of the most famous examples of SoundtrackDissonance: the SoundtrackDissonance. The film is supposed to take place in 1965, while the song was only recorded in 1967.
30th Oct '16 2:01:34 PM ludditetolpuddle
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* Barry Lyndon; Whenever the Prussian Army is on screen, the background music is the Hohenfreidberger March; the film is set during the Seven Years War of 1756-63 (known as the French and Indian War in the US), but the march was not written until 1866, to commemorate the victory of Prussia over Austria in the Austro-Prussian War; interestingly, it is the march most frequently played during parade scenes in films set in Nazi Germany; in fact it was never played by the Nazis; Hitler, an Austrian national by birth, hated the march and banned it.
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