History AnachronismStew / FilmsWithNoGoodExcuse

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.
23rd Oct '16 4:14:07 PM Pinokio
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* In ''Film/ForrestGump'', the letter from Apple Computer is from 1975, when Apple was not publicly traded until 1981.
* In ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', the term Spaniard is from the 14th century, the Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine was not completed until 312 CE, the clothing for the Germanic tribes is based on the Stone Age, and the Roman uniforms are mostly fantasy, from the wrong time period, or were used for specific situations. Marcus Aurelius is a composite character based on Narcissus, Spartacus, Cincinnatus, and Marcus Nonius Macrinus. Marcus Aurelius was not killed by Commodus; they shared a three year reign, with Commodus reigning for over twelve years instead of a few months. Commodus died in his bath, strangled by Narcissus, not from gladiatorial combat.


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** Azeem carries a telescope that would not be invented until the 1600's.


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* In ''Film/{{Troy}}'', there is a beach umbrella that would be out of place in 11-12th century BCE.
21st Oct '16 12:59:27 PM Berrenta
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* The two ''{{Literature/Eloise}}'' films starring Creator/SofiaVassilieva are ''supposed'' to be set in the 1950s, at least based on the clothing and some vehicles, but the producers [[TheyJustDidntCare didn't seem to make any effort at keeping to the era]] - [[http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_102460-Ford-Crown-Victoria-1999.html cars from the 1990s and early 21st century]] appear in some scenes, and it didn't help that what appears to be Times Square in its present rendition was shown in the film.

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* The two ''{{Literature/Eloise}}'' films starring Creator/SofiaVassilieva are ''supposed'' to be set in the 1950s, at least based on the clothing and some vehicles, but the producers [[TheyJustDidntCare didn't seem to make any effort at haven't been keeping to the era]] era - [[http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_102460-Ford-Crown-Victoria-1999.html cars from the 1990s and early 21st century]] appear in some scenes, and it didn't help that what appears to be Times Square in its present rendition was shown in the film.



* Various Chinese war films and TV shows [[http://www.chinasmack.com/2011/pictures/anachronisms-in-chinese-war-films-television-serial-dramas.html have this]], many of which are so blatant it seems like TheyJustDidntCare. It's bad enough that the AK-47 is shown being used in the UsefulNotes/ChineseCivilWar (1945-1949), but a 21st-century AWM sniper rifle (and calling it a ''Mauser'') and digital camouflage?

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* Various Chinese war films and TV shows [[http://www.chinasmack.com/2011/pictures/anachronisms-in-chinese-war-films-television-serial-dramas.html have this]], many of which are so blatant it seems like TheyJustDidntCare.very blatant. It's bad enough that the AK-47 is shown being used in the UsefulNotes/ChineseCivilWar (1945-1949), but a 21st-century AWM sniper rifle (and calling it a ''Mauser'') and digital camouflage?
20th Oct '16 7:00:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Various Chinese war films and TV shows [[http://www.chinasmack.com/2011/pictures/anachronisms-in-chinese-war-films-television-serial-dramas.html have this]], many of which are so blatant it seems like TheyJustDidntCare. It's bad enough that the AK-47 is shown being used in the ChineseCivilWar (1945-1949), but a 21st-century AWM sniper rifle (and calling it a ''Mauser'') and digital camouflage?

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* Various Chinese war films and TV shows [[http://www.chinasmack.com/2011/pictures/anachronisms-in-chinese-war-films-television-serial-dramas.html have this]], many of which are so blatant it seems like TheyJustDidntCare. It's bad enough that the AK-47 is shown being used in the ChineseCivilWar UsefulNotes/ChineseCivilWar (1945-1949), but a 21st-century AWM sniper rifle (and calling it a ''Mauser'') and digital camouflage?
5th Oct '16 5:18:33 PM TheBuddy26
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* Here's the page for ''AnachronismStew/IndianaJones''
* Here's the page for ''AnachronismStew/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''
* Here's the page for ''AnachronismStew/ThePatriot''
* Here's the page for ''AnachronismStew/SherlockHolmes''

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* Here's the page for ''AnachronismStew/IndianaJones''
* Here's the page for ''AnachronismStew/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''
* Here's the page for ''AnachronismStew/ThePatriot''
* Here's the page for ''AnachronismStew/SherlockHolmes''
''AnachronismStew/IndianaJones'', ''AnachronismStew/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''AnachronismStew/ThePatriot'', and ''AnachronismStew/SherlockHolmes'' all have their own pages.
31st Aug '16 8:34:45 AM erforce
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* ''[[Film/TheMaskOfZorro The Legend of Zorro]]'': Mostly, not so noticeable, but there's a few real bad ones:

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* ''[[Film/TheMaskOfZorro The Legend of Zorro]]'': ''Film/TheLegendOfZorro'': Mostly, not so noticeable, but there's a few real bad ones:
15th Jul '16 2:25:56 AM PaulA
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* The ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' remake from 2010 features the Greek gods wearing medieval European suits of armor. Curiously, the goddesses are wearing classic Grecian attire. Also, Zeus' totem is a bald eagle- which lives in North America and thus was unknown in Ancient Greece. Wonder how many subjects were failed.

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* The ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'' remake from 2010 features the Greek gods wearing medieval European suits of armor. Curiously, the goddesses are wearing classic Grecian attire. Also, Zeus' totem is a bald eagle- which eagle--which lives in North America and thus was unknown in Ancient Greece. Wonder how many subjects were failed.
13th Jul '16 10:57:42 AM siberia82
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** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' is set during the [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar Cuban Missile Crisis]], but characters gleefully walk around in modern haircuts while warships (some of which weren't active in 1962) fire Tomahawk cruise missiles at them.
** In a slightly more minor example, Shaw/Schmidt plays ''La Vie en rose'' by Édith Piaf in the concentration camp in 1944, despite the song not being written until 1945 or released as a single until 1947.
** Also, despite taking place in the early '60s, nobody ever comments on Angel's or Darwin's race.

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** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' ''Film/XMenFirstClass'':
*** The film
is set during the [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar [[UsefulNotes/HistoryOfTheColdWar Cuban Missile Crisis]], but characters gleefully walk around in modern haircuts while warships (some of which weren't active in 1962) fire Tomahawk cruise missiles at them.
** In a slightly more minor example, *** Shaw/Schmidt plays ''La "La Vie en rose'' rose" by Édith Piaf in the concentration camp in 1944, despite the song not being written until 1945 or released as a single until 1947.
** Also, despite *** Despite taking place in the early '60s, nobody ever comments on Angel's or Darwin's race.race, although them being a double minority is subtly alluded to by Shaw.
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':
*** Mystique ends up getting hit with a Taser in both the original and altered events of 1973, a year before Jack Cover invented the device.
*** Hank has created a serum capable of both restoring Charles' mobility and specifically silencing a gene; both feats are still being researched today, and this film takes place in 1973, when genomics was just starting to grow as a field. It's implied that Hank has a boost from Raven's DNA.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': A minor example occurs in a [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4euik8 tie-in commercial,]] which suggests that the students have access to fiber-optic internet, widescreen computers and modern cars in TheEighties.
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