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Summer of '42 (1971) Poster

(1971)

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Anachronisms 

A modern bridge and vehicles can be seen outside the drugstore window near the greeting cards rack. It is also seen when Hermie and Oscy are conversing outside the drugstore.
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When Dorothy drops her grocery bags in front of the store, we see a 1970s blue Rice Krispies box among the items that fall out. In 1942 Rice Krispies were housed in a white box.
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Hermie, Oscy and the girls go to the movies and see Now, Voyager, which was not released until the end of October 1942.
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A 1970s gas station sign is visible in the background (albeit with the logo covered up) when Dorothy is waving goodbye to her husband from the dock as he ships out.
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Continuity 

While waiting outside the drugstore, Hermie's breath can be seen, although it's supposed to be the middle of summer.
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When Dorothy is drinking coffee with Hermie in their introductory scene, she holds the cup in her right hand, with her left hand elevating the saucer under it (British formal tea style). But the reverse angle shows her holding the cup with both hands and the saucer has vanished.
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While in the drug store, Hermie's ice cream cone switches from 3 scoops to 2 scoops and back to 3.
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The boys, the "terrible trio", are walking along the beach after Hermie's first encounter with Dorothy. Her house is in the background. After a while, the scene cuts and they are back where they started.
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Before their marshmallow roast Oscy and Hermie have their note-making scene in Hermie's upstairs, corner bedroom. However, shots of the outside of Hermie's house show only a one-story building.
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Revealing mistakes 

The scene directly after Dorothy removes her underwear, the camera pans up her bare back and her regular underwear for shooting the scene can still be seen on her.
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After Hermie get the ice cream cone from the druggist, they converse for some time, yet the ice cream never seems to melt despite it being summer.
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