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Out of Africa (1985) Poster

(1985)

Goofs

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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.
At the New Years Eve Party, "God Save the Queen" is sung, but at the time it should have been "God Save the King". (UK had a King from 1901 to 1952). The aeroplanes & motor cars would confirm time to be early 20th Century.
When Karen and Denys are dining, a wing type corkscrew, with two arms, is clearly shown on the table. Later in the same scene, Denys uses it to open a bottle of wine. This type corkscrew was invented in 1939.
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When Bror picks up Karen in his new car at the train station upon her return from Denmark and begins driving home, there is a jet and stream visible in the sky overhead.
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When Karen Blixen is offering a box of cigars to the chief of the tribe the cigars are made by the La Paz factory of the Netherlands. This factory started to export cigars not until the 1960s.
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At the New Years Eve party, the drummer uses contemporary nylon-tipped sticks.

Boom mic visible 

In the plants.

Continuity 

Denys is shown peeling nearly half a dozen oranges when talking to Karen Blixen outside.
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Denys' fruit changes from an apple to an orange.
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The number of pieces of fruit on the plate changes between shots.
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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 Karen Blixen is about to shoot the lion, she has blood 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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Berkley's shawl keeps changing positions on his shoulder when he is talking to Denys about his disease.
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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, but her glass has champagne in it again while they dance.
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Karen Blixen opens Denys' tie twice while undressing him in her sleeping-room.
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Denys's hair changes in the middle of scenes. This is more noticeable during the New Years ball.
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