Posted by Lynn on September 09, 1997 at 16:19:04:
In response to Fault in S&S2, written by Tineke on September 09, 1997 at 15:12:54
] Last time I watched S&S, I noticed a fault in the film. It's not that important, only Belgians would notice. It's in the scene where Edward and Elinor try to persuade Margareth to stop hiding under the table. Edward comes up with the idea of the atlas. They're wondering where the spring of the Nile is. Elinor believes it's in Belgium. But Belgium didn't exist at that time, it only exists since 1830. So Jane Austen couldn't possibly have known Belgium. Emma Thompson should have written Flanders, the Lower Countries or whatever. But again, it's not such a terrible mistake, I don't really mind.
Thank you for telling us! My European history, for one, is awful. I would never have known this.
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