We just have to point out that something in this film did not exist during the time that it is meant to take place. What’s more is that there are some sunglasses in the film that seem very out of place, despite that Val Kilmer wears them quite well and pulls off a convincing Jim Morrison.
1991’s “The Doors” is based on a true story. It follows the life of Jim Morrison and his timeless band The Doors. In the film, Jim Morrison can be seen wearing Ray-Ban sunglasses. But, the model that he wears was released only in the 80s, which means it was more than a decade later than Jim Morrison’s death in the 70s. Most of the film took place in the 60s, so they seemed to have stretched several decades into a short film.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves: Telescopes Didn't Exist In The 12th Century
When "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" was released in 1991, it wasn’t received so well by critics. But, it did take in a nice $390.5 million at the box office.
But, one small detail bewildered viewers. During one scene, Robin Hood’s friend is quite captivated by a telescope. He shows Robin Hood with a spark in his eye. While the scene is charming, it’s far from accurate. The telescope wouldn’t have existed during the film’s time, which was set in the year 1194. The telescope wasn’t invented until the 17th century.
Singin’ in the Rain: Beautiful Dress, But Not For The 1920s
The 1952 musical-romantic comedy film portrayed Hollywood in the late 20s. While the film was only a modest hit when it was first released, it has since received the title of the best film musical ever made and has a score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film gets even the most forbidding of souls singing along with it. But, despite its perfection, according to Rotten Tomatoes, the film contains one inaccuracy, which for the sake of our list, prevents it from being entirely perfect.
Debbie Reynolds, who played the part of Kathy Selden, gave a legendary performance. While her acting and singing skills were on point, the same cannot be said of her wardrobe. During one scene, one of her outfits clashed with the time period of the 1920s. Reynolds sported a pink dress, which fit her like a glove, and flaunted her figure, yet didn’t fit the setting of the movie and the fashion trends that would have been popular at the time.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Nazis Didn't Have Medals Pinned Onto Their Uniforms Back Then
It’s no secret that the Indiana Jones franchise was a huge commercial success. "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" was released in 1989 and was a great addition to the franchise. It received raving reviews from critics. It made over $474 million at the box office against a $50 million budget. Despite its success, there was one historical inaccuracy that was quite obvious.
The Nazis in the film look pretty convincing, thanks to their uniforms. But, one accessory on their uniforms wouldn’t have been around at the time, as the film shows. The medals pinned to the nazis’ chests didn’t come to fruition until the end of the war. However, the film takes place in the middle of the war.
The Ten Commandments: Underwire Bras And Blue Dresses In Ancient Egypt? We Don't Think So...
Even during Biblical times, women needed the support of a well-fitted bra. So, in biblical films, it’s no surprise that females in the movie would be donning a bra. In the 1956 film "The Ten Commandments," Nefretiri (played by Anne Baxter) looks dashing in her exquisite jewelry and sheer blue dress.
While she had most viewers mesmerized by her beauty, she definitely had her female viewers thinking something else as well. As stunning as she looked in the sheer dress, she could have benefited from a better bra, and the editing of the film could have used better censors. Regardless, Baxter’s lacy bra is clearly visible through the thin material of her dress. The color of the dress is also not so relevant to the time period, as it would have been virtually impossible during those times to get a color like that. One might say that Nefretiri is a trendsetter.