Re: Fault in S&S
Posted by Lynne on September 09, 1997 at 17:30:13:
In response to Thank you!, written by Lynn on September 09, 1997 at 16:19:04
] ] 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.
Same here! Not only is my European history not the greatest---my American history isn't so hot, either! Emma T. could have said, "New Mexico" instead of Belgium, and I probably wouldn't have noticed that, either (probably N. Mexico didn't exist either at the time---in fact, I am sure--sort of--that it wasn't even a state yet!) I am glad Tineke pointed this out: makes for an interesting story about S&S. This tidbit should be in the section of Internet Movie Database under S&S for "mistakes"--or whatever it is they call it. I don't think I would want to be a screenwriter----you make a mistake like that---it can never be erased.
P.S. At least I know when my home state of Missouri entered the union---1821---(I think) :-)
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