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The Mists of Avalon (TV Mini-Series 2001) Poster

(2001 TV Mini-Series)

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Anachronisms 

In the scene where Gwenhwyfar and Lancelot kiss in the chapel, the cross on the altar is draped with a rosary. The film is set in the fifth century, but the rosary did not exist until the early 13th century.
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Anachronisms 

Elaine tells Gwhenhwyfar she is the "happiest girl in England". The film is set in the sixth century, but the country was not known as England until around the dawn of the 11th century. Elaine would have referred to the land as Britain or the Roman form, Brittania.
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The portrayal of Scotland is inaccurate for the time. Before the Saxon invasion, Scotland was made up of barbarian tribes known as The Picts, whom were rivals with the Britons, not allies. They would not have lived in castles.
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During the stag hunt a mesh wire fence is visible behind the stag.
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Character error 

"Call no man happy until he is dead" is a quote from the Greek philosopher Solon, and not the "old Roman".
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Continuity 

Gorlois's corpse moves his head between takes: He is looking up in close shots, but in long shots he is looking to the side from the moment the carriage turns.
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There is a noticeable difference in the location of the tattoo on Viviane's forehead between where she is telling Igraine the children must be taken away and when Morgaine and Arthur are separated.
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Accolon and Morgaine can already be seen dancing in the background of the first shot of Lancelot's wedding reception.
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When young Morgaine and young Arthur run away on horseback, it is obvious that the next two shots are a stuntwoman on the horse with the young boy in front of her in the saddle.
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When bandits ambush Guinevere and Lancelot, Guinevere and her horse are pulled down to the ground by two men. After focusing briefly on Lancelot fighting the bandits off, we return to Guinevere and see only one man pulling her away. After another Lancelot shot, there are two men again.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Morgaine and Lancelot are sitting in the circle of stones together, a device that generates the mist can be clearly seen in the lower right-hand corner.
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Miscellaneous 

When Vivian and Morgaine (child) are moving through the field on their way to Avalon, Vivian is telling Morgaine about the Lady. Watch the two peasants - they kneel twice.
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