Here are 9 of the movie mistakes that can probably be blamed on the screenwriter.
In this scene, the character of Leonardo DiCaprio, Howard Hughes, is seen ordering chocolate chip cookies over the phone. The thing is, this movie supposedly happened in 1928 – a few years before the first choco chip cookies were baked.
The Green Mile
Just like in the movie The Aviator, this movie blunder is probably the fault of the writers. In The Green Mile, John Coffey was sentenced to die through the electric chair. This supposedly happened in 1935 in Louisiana. If you check the facts, the state did not use the electric chair until the 1940s.
Saving Private Ryan
The scene where Captain Miller (Tom Hanks) lean against a Ural M-63 motorcycle seems innocent enough. But if you look at the timeline of the movie, you will realize that this type of motorcycle was not yet available. It was actually produced two decades later.
In another movie with Leonardo DiCaprio, his character, Jack Dawson of the Titanic, reminisced a story where he went fishing in Lake Wissota with his father. Seems like a great story – but the dam that created the lake was built in 1917 – which was 5 years after the Titanic sank.
This is actually a simple one and we forgive you for missing it. If you remember, the character of Russell Crowe was called the ‘spaniard.’ The truth is, nobody used this term during this era. It was thousands of years after when the term was first used.
If you mention the movie Braveheart, the first image that will come to mind is that of Mel Gibson wearing a kilt. Right? Well, that is actually the movie mistake that the screenwriter committed. William Wallace lived during the 1300s. The invention of the kilt was during the 16th century.
Yes, even Malcolm X committed some movie mistakes. In the movie, there is a scene where he asks someone to call 911. This part of the movie supposedly happened in the early 60s. They established 911 exactly in 1967. This is two years after the real Malcolm X was assassinated.
The mighty 300 movie also have a couple of movie mistakes. The movie was set in 480 BCE. If you remember, Xerxes ordered his army to bomb their enemies. This makes us wonder if the Persians really invented the black powder that made bombs explode. Because as far as our history tells us, this was invented by the Chinese in the 9th century CE.
Gone With The Wind
While we love this movie and will forgive any movie mistake that it commits, we just cannot pass this one up. See the image? Look at what the woman is holding – an electric lamp with a cord! They set the movie to 1939 but electricity was not yet available during that time.
We admire the creativity of the screenwriters of the movie. However, we hope they put more effort in researching their facts – even if films are supposed to be fictional.