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Mountains of the Moon (1990) Poster

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Anachronisms 

In an scene set in 1854, Isabel is looking at a copy of "The Perfumed Garden" translated by Burton. Burton did not publish this translation until 1886.
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Factual errors 

Isabel asks Burton to sign her copy of "A System of Bayonet Exercise" and hands him a very substantial book. This writing of Burton's was a 36-page pamphlet.
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Although Larry Oliphant is portrayed as a homosexual, by all accounts he was in real life heterosexual: the filmmakers changed his sexual orientation to create a more dramatic reason for Speke's betrayal of Burton after all they had gone through together.
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Sir Richard Francis Burton is depicted as an Irishman in the film, however he was born in England and would have spoken with an English accent.
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