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Old 06-05-2013, 04:24 PM
 
Location: South Minneapolis
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Little House on the Prairie- I don't remember the episode but picking strawberries in autumn off a bush.

whoda thunk it!
We were watching an episode of LHOTP last night and marveled at the majestic mountains on the prairies of Minnesota. In real life, the area around Walnut Grove, MN is about as flat as the earth gets for as far as one can see.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:12 PM
 
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The Day after Tomorrow - I cringed as I watched Jake Gyllenhaal OUTRUN wolves racing up a couple of flights of stairs. I can't beat my dog up our stairs.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:22 PM
 
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The Day after Tomorrow - I cringed as I watched Jake Gyllenhaal OUTRUN wolves racing up a couple of flights of stairs. I can't beat my dog up our stairs.
on a related note, I love the fact that actors can outrun any type of explosion. when in reality explosions happen so fast ,they are over with before the brain even has a chance to react.
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Old 01-05-2014, 12:22 AM
 
Location: S.W.PA
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It must be because of what the law says you can and cannot do with deer in the US that the hunting scenes with them usually depict european Red Deer, probably filmed in central European countries like Hungary, or Romania. I'm thinking of the scenes in the beginning of Last of the Mohicans, which is otherwise shot in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, as well as the hunt scenes in The Deer Hunter which are meant to depict scenes in Pennsylvania but are really in some alpine landscape in another country.
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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In the Kubrick flick "Full Metal Jacket", Vietnam is recreated in a Hollywood studios, and it's obvious the palm trees are plastic, not only that , they are fake date trees that don't grow in Vietnam but in the Arabian deserts!
one of the reasons I didn't like thiat film.
In another (French) movie, the action is said to happen at Christmas time in Paris, and the trees have their foliage and everything is summer-green! grotesque!
Actually, they were real date-palms, imported from Spain. Imported, that is, to the UK - Full Metal Jacket was filmed in Britain.

Your point remains, of course - probably not a lot of Spanish date-palms in Vietnam.

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Indiana Jones and Last Crusade. In the beginning scene, Indiana climbs double Arch in Arches National Park in Utah and peer down into a cave. Only problem is, there is no cave there. Only miles of flat land.
That's no more a 'mistake' than they fact that there never was a swashbuckling archaelogist named Indiana Jones - that's just fiction.

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Little House on the Prairie- I don't remember the episode but picking strawberries in autumn off a bush.

whoda thunk it!
What's odd about Little House on the Prairie (the TV series) is that they obviously do not live on the prairie. Yet they chose a name highlighting the prairie setting, even though the stories are set not in Kansas (where the eponymous book was set) but in Minnesota (about which Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote, but her book about life in Walnut Grove was titled On The Banks of Plum Creek - perhaps that just didn't work as a TV title in the minds of the network).

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It must be because of what the law says you can and cannot do with deer in the US that the hunting scenes with them usually depict european Red Deer, probably filmed in central European countries like Hungary, or Romania. I'm thinking of the scenes in the beginning of Last of the Mohicans, which is otherwise shot in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, as well as the hunt scenes in The Deer Hunter which are meant to depict scenes in Pennsylvania but are really in some alpine landscape in another country.
North Cascades National Park in Washington, actually. Curious, though - in that the Cascades are a young, heavily-glaciated range, whereas the depicted Appalachians are a very old, worn-down, sub-alpine range.

None of these 'mistakes' bother me. The films in question are artistic depictions primarily of people, and they do that well enough. And let's be honest - the flora will never be right unless one films on location.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:31 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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I always laugh at all the birds whose calls are dubbed, often by the regal-sounding red-tailed hawk. This happens frequently with bald eagles because people seem to think their chirpy voices are somehow not impressive enough. I've also heard red-tailed hawk calls dubbed for vultures, which are all but silent safe for the occasional grunt.
You're right the hawk sounds far more majestic.

For comparison:

Bald eagle:
Bald Eagle, Sounds, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Red-tailed hawk:
Red-tailed Hawk, Sounds, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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King Louie the Orang-utan in the Jungle Book. There are no orang-utans in India.
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:30 PM
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........ as well as the hunt scenes in The Deer Hunter which are meant to depict scenes in Pennsylvania but are really in some alpine landscape in another country.......
Hunting scenes were filmed on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington.

It did ruin the movie for me. You have to pay attention to detail.

Not sure why they filmed the hunting portions on the Mt. Baker anyway, there were within easy driving distance of the Allengany National Forest when they filmed the scenes in Cleveland.

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Old 01-06-2014, 02:20 PM
 
Location: A subtropical paradise
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King Louie the Orang-utan in the Jungle Book. There are no orang-utans in India.
And here is the start of the series of mistakes seen in Disney Animated features

In the original Lion King, around the end of the scene with the musical number, "I Just Can't Wait to be King," there are a group of ant-eaters seen. Ant-eaters are native to the Americas, not the African savannah Lion King takes place in.
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Freakville
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And here is the start of the series of mistakes seen in Disney Animated features

In the original Lion King, around the end of the scene with the musical number, "I Just Can't Wait to be King," there are a group of ant-eaters seen. Ant-eaters are native to the Americas, not the African savannah Lion King takes place in.
Not only that...lions can't talk!!!!
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