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Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) Poster

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Anachronisms 

The American flag they showed had 50 states and there were only 48 during the period.
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A Coast Guard form (reporting weather and shipping messages) shown in the lighthouse scene lists the Coast Guard as part of the Department of Transportation. The Coast Guard was under the Department of the Treasury until 1967.
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One scene shows a Coast Guard Petty Officer wearing a peacoat. His peacoat has his insignia of rank (red chevrons and white eagle) on the outside of the left sleeve. The US Navy and presumably the Coast Guard did not adopt the policy of wearing the insignia on the sleeve of the peacoat until the mid 1960s.
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The Coast Guard form shows Department of Transportation at the top. The movie takes place in the 1950's but the Department of Transportation didn't exist until 1960.
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Continuity 

While Ishmael Chambers is checking the coast guard records, a pen disappears from his mouth between shots.
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When the sheriff and Susan Marie talk in the kitchen, the diaper on her shoulder disappears.
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Errors in geography 

The movie is set in the Pacific Northwest. Twice, shots are shown of the Portland (Maine) Head Light which is on the Atlantic coast.
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Factual errors 

The guests are wearing black ties at the wedding. In Japan, a black tie signifies a funeral. The guests should be wearing white ties.
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