Top 10 Props or Costume Mistakes in Famous FilmsMetal_Treasure Most people don't go to movie theaters for the historical and scientific accuracy of the films but discussing such mistakes can be very entertaining. Moreover, props and costume mistakes appear even in some Oscar winning films.
Higher on this list are films with significant mistakes or/and mistakes that appear repeatedly throughout.
Lower are films with accidental mistakes that appear briefly - for example, an extra in the background of a film set in the 15th century who wears a digital watch or a Metallica T-shirt, or somebody's modern underwear is seen for a short period of time.
The Top Ten
There's a scene with Costner, Freeman and a telescope. Looks cool but the first known telescopes were invented in the Netherlands in the 17th century. Man, 500 years is a long time (the movie takes place in the year 1194). - Metal_Treasure
Lovely list! Didn't know any of these... - Ananya
This list is GENIUS! Excellent observations! - naFrovivuS
"time distance" - approximately 3 centuries. - Metal_Treasure
Zippers weren’t used until 1913. - Metal_Treasure
Nero criminalized wearing purple clothing by anyone but him. - Metal_Treasure
It's safe to say the radio earpiece under Jim Mortia's hat wasn't in military use in WWII. Because it was designed circa 2000. - Metal_Treasure
Oops! Haha. One is largely amused. - Britgirl
Maybe he was feeling lucky that day. - naFrovivuS
Scottish kilts are more fashionable anyway - TwilightKitsune
Eh. Not the worst mistake. - SwellowV 1 Comment
The movie is set in Poland, I don't know if this was a trend at all. I mean, over here in German speaking countries shaving your armpits or lower regions wasn't even a thing until the 21st century. - Martin_Canine
Also, I guess body hair was women's least concern in the Nazi's concentration camps. - Metal_Treasure
I don't remember women being very hairy...is that a European thing? - naFrovivuS
Some also say that any gold watch would be out of the price range of the FBI detective. - Metal_Treasure
This particular style of black-shaded lenses weren't worn in America until 1929 so Jamie Foxx wore sunglasses about 70 years prior their invention. - Metal_Treasure
Very cool list, except for this item.
Go to Google Images and enter "1960's girls jeans cutoff Raquel", and you will see the super-world famous Raquel Welch wearing them way back when. Or try "Dawn Wells cutoff jeans" to see "Mary Ann" from Gilligan's Island. There is even one photo of Raquel Welch auditioning for Gilligan's Island wearing them, now that would have been something. They were quite popular during the 1960's, and this often-cited non-mistake seems to be a case of poor original research. The style experienced a major upswing in popularity behind the 1980's T.V. show "Dukes of Hazzard" and the female star wearing what became known as "Daisy Dukes".
This is the reason I put this item low and didn't say "denim shorts didn't exist". - Metal_Treasure
The movie is set in 1963 while Baby's denim shorts came into fashion in the 80’s. And yeah, her shorts should have been a 60s mini-skirt. - Metal_Treasure
This list is supposed to be factual, someone get rid of this. - naFrovivuS
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2. Braveheart - Mel Gibson's kilt wasn't worn in the 13th century (the kilts weren’t used until the 16th century)
3. Pompeii - Nero’s top generals wear purple capes. That was actually a crime punishable by death because only the emperor was allowed to wear purple clothing