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(2007)

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Anachronisms 

When Jane is in London, writing in her night gown, she turns suddenly and you can see the outline of a thong (underwear) as she walks away from the camera.
Some shots of the Austen's house show a large plant of Clematis montana (with pale pink flowers) growing up the front almost to the roof. This species was first introduced from India to England in 1805, and it would have been many years before it became generally available to gardeners. The Austen family moved from their house (to Southampton) in 1801.
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Throughout the film, Jane wears costumes almost 20 years ahead of the other characters. At the ball scene, she is the only one in short sleeves and an empire waist- all the others are dressed as fits the period, which is 1795. Presumably, this was to make Jane more recognizable to popular audiences more familiar with the empire style dresses her later characters wore.
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Boom mic visible 

When Jane is walking away from Tom in the pub, the boom mic is visible for about 2 seconds.
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Character error 

When Jane says that a country dance is called after the French 'contredanse', she has it the wrong way round: the French word is derived from the English word.
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Continuity 

At the end of the film, in a dolly shot showing Lefroy's back, Jane closes the book and puts her hands on it. Then after Lefroy begins to applaud, in the final closeup shot, she closes that book again.
When John Warren is bowled whilst playing cricket, the stumps are at a different angle from one shot to the next.
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Early on, Tom Lefroy encounters Jane Austen in the woods. In the ensuing conversation the shots from behind Jane looking at Tom are in sunshine (sharp shadows of trees on the ground, etc), while during those from behind Tom looking at Jane it is grey and cloudy and there is even rain spotting Tom's fashionable hat and coat.
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At the stagecoach inn where Jane and Lefroy are having drinks, Jane puts down on the table a nearly full glass of wine. After a couple of cuts, the camera pulls back and she stands to leave; the glass on the table is empty, without her having touched it again.
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When Jane and Tom are speaking in the woods, as she is retreating you see Tom's profile as he is turning towards her. His mouth moves in what can be discerned as words, but he actually begins to speak once the shot changes to his full face.
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Crew or equipment visible 

During the opening title sequence, as the camera moves back from Jane playing the piano, the camera rails can be seen in the foreground.
When Jane is walking away from Tom in the woods, her mic battery pack can clearly be seen on her mid-back in several shots.
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In the beach scene, a crane is visible on the horizon in the top right corner of the screen.

Factual errors 

During the scene when Jane and Tom are standing in the rose garden, their breath is clearly visible as if it was cold outside. However, Tom visited Hampshire during the summer.

Miscellaneous 

In the scene where Jane meets Mr. Lefroy in the woods she walking away from him on the path and you see a rather large white string at her hem. Then, she walks back up to him, says something, and walks away again and the string has disappeared.
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