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Mansfield Park (1999) Poster

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Anachronisms 

The harp that Mary Crawford is playing is a double action harp. The double action harp was not invented until 1810, while the movie took place in 1806.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

The music we hear does not correspond to the fingering of the harp. In particular, the lowest notes should sound from the longest strings, i.e. furthest away from the player, not as shown.
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Character error 

When Fanny is caught in the rainstorm, outside the Crawford home, she announces to Mary that she is picking apples to bring to Mrs. Norris. The problem is, the tree she is under isn't an apple tree.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Fanny is caught in the rainstorm, under the shelter of a tree, she drops apples out of her basket and squats down to retrieve them. She can be seen reaching to the ground, and with an empty hand, pretend dropping invisible apples into her basket.
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Much is made in this adaptation of the evils of slavery. This is resolved in the final scene with Sir Thomas Bertram divesting from Antigua and investing in tobacco. Yet in 1806, when the film is set, tobacco depended on slaves.
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