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Out of Africa (1985) Poster

(1985)

Goofs

Anachronisms 

When Denys Finch-Hatton brings a record player to Karen Blixen's home, he lowers his hand and the sound volume decreases. Volume was set at recording time, not at playback.
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Karen offers the tribal chief a box of cigars made by the La Paz factory, in the Netherlands. That factory started exporting cigars in the 1960s.
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Guests at the New Years Eve party sing "God Save the Queen." The UK had 3 kings from 1901 to 1952, so they should have sung "God Save The King."
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The drummer at the New Years Eve party uses contemporary nylon-tipped sticks.
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Boom mic visible 

In the plants.
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Continuity 

When Karen Blixen is about to shoot the lion, blood is on the right side of her mouth, from biting her lip. Afterwards, when Denys wipes her mouth, the blood is on the left side.
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When arriving in his new plane, Denys hands Karen Blixen his goggles twice. The goggles subsequently reappear and disappear several times.
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When Berkley talks to Denys about his disease, his shawl keeps changing positions on his shoulder.
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Karen Blixen's champagne glass is empty when she slaps a rude man at the New Year's Eve party. Denys takes her arm and pulls her immediately onto the dance floor. When they dance, her glass has champagne in it.
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At Karen and Denys's first safari dinner, Deny's fruit is partially peeled, then completely unpeeled, then fully peeled in different shots during their conversation.
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Denys's hair often changes in the middle of scenes. It's most noticeable during the New Years ball.
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When Karen undresses Denys in her bedroom, she unties his tie twice.
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The number of pieces of fruit on the plate changes between shots.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The double-lever, rack-and-pinion "Wing" corkscrew has its origins in H.S. Heely's 1888 British patent on a corkscrew he called the A1 Heeley Double Lever. A version of the corkscrew reached the United States in 1930, but it was widespread in Europe before that.
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