The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has grossed over $4.5 billion worldwide, making it one of the most successful film series of all time. In the third part of the series, the Black Pearl crew are on their way to Singapore in the 1700s. If you aren’t well-versed in South Asian history, you wouldn’t think much of it.
The thing is, Singapore was first named that way in 1819 when the British established a trading post there. When the movie took place, the area was ruled by the Johor Sultanate, which consisted of parts of modern Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
My Girl (1991)
In 1991, "My Girl" was released. One thing that the film succeeded in doing is enveloping its viewers in 1970s nostalgia. But, if you noticed one particularly misplaced accessory, you might have lost track of the sense of the 70s for a second.
The mood ring that Vada (Anna Chlumsky) wears is a great piece, especially for a young girl. But, unfortunately for the film’s accuracy, mood rings weren’t in existence until 1975 and not in 1972, when the movie is set to take place.
James Cameron's "Titanic" had Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio taking the world by storm with their romance. The film was nominated for a whopping 14 Academy Awards and was the first film to surpass the billion-dollar mark. And yet, a little detail seems to have slipped from most viewers.
One quite humorous mistake was when they switched Rose Dawson’s face around. When Rose (Winslet) first appears in the movie, her beauty mark is on the left side of her face. But, in other scenes, it moves to the right. Magic or just a fault of the makeup artists?
The Last Samurai (2003)
There are lots of horses all over the place in “The Last Samurai,” and as every actor or actress knows, animals of any kind will make filming a movie more difficult and even dangerous. One poor extra knows this even more than most.
When Tom Cruise's character rides his horse towards a group of soldiers. As Cruise dismounts, the horse kicks backward, catching the poor extra right between the legs. All of which made the cut. Thanks to the armor he was wearing, he manages to stay in character and props to him.
"Troy" was inspired by Homer's great "Iliad," which gave it an epic “everything-must-be-big-and-grand” sort of feel to it. It had watchers completely convinced and enthralled in the war scenes until one particular scene.
During the scene, the character Paris, which was played by Orlando Bloom, stands under a pink parasol. When put like that, you’re probably wondering what in the world a pink umbrella was doing in the middle of a movie like this. And that’s exactly our point. In reality, Homeric warriors weren't privy to such frilly luxuries.