Yes, if I know, they should know better! ;- )
Posted by Carolyn B on July 07, 1998 at 19:01:39:
In response to My pet peeve..., written by Helen on July 06, 1998 at 12:50:12
] I think it's whatever you know is wrong that's irritating - you think, 'if I could find that out, why couldn't they?'.
Tee hee! That's it!
The really egregious errors always get me. Does anyone remember a VERY short-lived American TV show called Covington Cross that came out a couple years ago to cash in on the whole Robin Hood/Rob Roy/Braveheart thing? I think it was set in 14th Century or at the latest, early 15th C. England. The only thing I remember about it is a dinner scene where they served ears of American corn! (sort of like my illustrated Bible when I was a child showing Jesus and the disciples standing in a corn field because the artist assumed "corn" in the text meant Indian corn/maize).
I notice but don't get too bothered by actors riding horses in a forward seat (which really didn't become accepted form until the beginning of this century). Mr. Bingley sort of does it at the beginning of P&P2 as they're galloping across the field.
I generally get more perturbed by sloppy crime scene procedure in mysteries, but I'm sure if I watch some more historical movies I'll come up with more. : )
I do dislike when historical documentaries use photographs and movie footage that are not of the period.
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