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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) Poster

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Jump to: Anachronisms (3)  | Continuity (1)  | Factual errors (2)  | Miscellaneous (2)  | Incorrectly regarded as goofs (1)

Anachronisms 

The bridge of Marion's eyeglasses sets near the top of the frame; prior to the 1920s, eyeglass frames were manufactured with the bridge vertically centered between the lenses.
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As the drag pulls out of Woodend, power poles are seen to the left of the screen, also, a television antenna is also seen on the roof of a house in the same scene.
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Modern foundation garments are seen quite clearly through the girls white shirts in many places when the camera trails behind them as the move about the rock.
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Continuity 

Miranda cuts the Valentine's Day cake with a clean kitchen knife. However, the next shot shows the cake cut down the middle, and the same knife lying beside it clean and bare, as if it had never been used.
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Factual errors 

Although accurately following the book (and a good indication that this is indeed a fictional story), to make the days & dates actually match up you need to either move to 1903 or 1874, as those are the closest years that had Feb 14 on a Saturday (and March 27 on a Friday)
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The movie takes place in February 1900, 11 months before the Australian colonies federated and 11 years before the creation of the Australian Capital Territory within New South Wales. When Mrs Appleyard addresses the gathered pupils to communicate the merciful deliverance of their classmate Irma, the NSW map behind nearby Miss Lumley clearly shows the existence of the ACT (defined in red).
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Miscellaneous 

Pan pipes player Gheorghe Zamfir is misspelled as Gheorghe Zamfi in the opening credits.
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In the standard disclaimer (that all characters are fictitious) that appears in the final credits, "fictitious" is misspelled as "ficticious."
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

14 February 1900 was a Wednesday, not a Saturday. While this seems to be a factual error, it could be a subtle hints that this is a fictional story.
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