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Jurassic Park--velociraptors were about the size of a dog and most of its length was in the tail. They weighed like 30-50 pounds. The raptors in the movies were more like Utahraptors.

Also, most, if not all, of the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park actually lived during the Cretaceous Period, rather than the Jurassic Period.
The raptors in the movie were nothing like Utahraptors. Utahraptors, at their smallest, are more than twice as big as the raptors in the movie. There were raptors that were smaller than in the movie and raptors that were bigger. The dinos in the movie were more the size of Deinonychus, which a slight variation of the raptor. Sort of like zebras are horses, but not exactly.
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Most dinosaurs had feathers. The whole film blew it.
Most dinosaurs did not have feathers. Except for very few examples, there's no proof they did. Also, to use the movie to explain why they didn't have feathers until the 3rd movie, they weren't real dinosaurs. They were cloned. Missing DNA was replaced with frog DNA. So, one could say that since they had frog DNA, and frogs don't have feathers, the missing DNA from the dinos was the part that made them grow feathers and they didn't grow feathers because of the frog DNA.
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Re: What are some movies that had the most inaccurate depictions of people or events?

Jurassic Park was based on true events?
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Re: What are some movies that had the most inaccurate depictions of people or events?

J. Edgar Hoover was fond of propaganda. He personally monitored movies which were being produced by Hollywood. So all those movies in the 1940s and 1950s that depicted heroic FBI agents catching real life criminals were, shall we say, ahistorical.
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Re: What are some movies that had the most inaccurate depictions of people or events?

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J. Edgar Hoover was fond of propaganda. He personally monitored movies which were being produced by Hollywood. So all those movies in the 1940s and 1950s that depicted heroic FBI agents catching real life criminals were, shall we say, ahistorical.
What about the one coming out where the heroic 50's era LAPD go rogue and shoot up Sean Penn's gang? Seems like the propaganda thing is still in full force.
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Re: What are some movies that had the most inaccurate depictions of people or events?

Originally Posted by Spottedfeather View Post
Most dinosaurs did not have feathers. Except for very few examples, there's no proof they did. Also, to use the movie to explain why they didn't have feathers until the 3rd movie, they weren't real dinosaurs. They were cloned. Missing DNA was replaced with frog DNA. So, one could say that since they had frog DNA, and frogs don't have feathers, the missing DNA from the dinos was the part that made them grow feathers and they didn't grow feathers because of the frog DNA.
Since it was recently discovered that DNA degrades over the millennia, there was probably a lot more frog DNA there than dinosaur..
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Re: What are some movies that had the most inaccurate depictions of people or events?

Cinderella Man is very inaccurate.
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Re: What are some movies that had the most inaccurate depictions of people or events?

Hoosiers...so much Hollywood BS in that movie

and Braveheart should be listed as a fantasy
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Re: What are some movies that had the most inaccurate depictions of people or events?

What about Spartacus?
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Re: What are some movies that had the most inaccurate depictions of people or events?

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What about Spartacus?
Tony Curtis' Bronx accent was inaccurate. Everyone knows Roman slaves had English accents!
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Re: What are some movies that had the most inaccurate depictions of people or events?

I guess I like to be entertained at the movies and not given a history lesson. If the subject is interesting enough, I can always do some research to gather pertinent factoids.
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Barefoot Gen claimed, in its first 30 seconds, that the firebombing of Japan was the first time strategic bombing was used in WWII.
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The Battle of the Bulge was one of the worst. The ending was horrific. I guess having Peiper's column run out of fuel and ammo and then exfiltrating back to their own line was not a good enough ending. Holding Bastogne was more important than stopping Peiper.
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Re: What are some movies that had the most inaccurate depictions of people or events?

Originally Posted by PenguinJoe View Post
Cinderella Man is very inaccurate.
So is A Beautiful Mind
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Re: What are some movies that had the most inaccurate depictions of people or events?

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So is A Beautiful Mind
No one wants to see a movie about the kind of guy who instantly abandons his mistress when she tells him she's pregnant. It doesn't make him seem very heroic.
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No one wants to see a movie about the kind of guy who abandons his mistress as soon as she tells him she's pregnant. It's just not very heroic.
Also not very Ron Howard
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Re: What are some movies that had the most inaccurate depictions of people or events?

THE BABE RUTH STORY with William Bendix was loaded with bull.
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Re: What are some movies that had the most inaccurate depictions of people or events?

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. Nothing in the movie even comes close to being accurate. Everything from characters that never existed to totally inaccurate depiction of events and years they supposedly happened .
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No one wants to see a movie about the kind of guy who instantly abandons his mistress when she tells him she's pregnant. It doesn't make him seem very heroic.
It worked in Fatal Attraction.
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Re: What are some movies that had the most inaccurate depictions of people or events?

The Walking Tall series takes more than a few liberties with the real-life Pusser's story.
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Remember The Titans - Gerry Bertier's accident came after the season was complete. He played in the state Championship game.
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Braveheart should be listed as a fantasy
But is it fantasy enough to play on the SciFi channel?
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Originally Posted by PenguinJoe View Post
Cinderella Man is very inaccurate.
I don't know much about Jim Braddock's situation, but Max Baer's presentation was almost dead-on. It's true that Baer DESTROYED Primo Carnera to win the heavyweight crown (Knocked him down about about 5 times) but Baer "Killing" a fighter in the ring was greatly exaggerated (That particular fighter collapsed dead in a different match which occurred later ---But it was revealed that the beating that Baer gave him earlier caused him to drop dead in the ring) As a result, Baer completely lacked the killer instinct when he eventually faced "The Cinderella Man". To Ron Howard's credit, they filmed the fight the way Baer mostly fought Braddock (Surviving footage shows that Baer really didn't show up to put 100% in defending his title that night) As a result, boxing scholars point out that Baer actually became a better fighter after Braddock beat him.

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Originally Posted by mrhan View Post
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. Nothing in the movie even comes close to being accurate. Everything from characters that never existed to totally inaccurate depiction of events and years they supposedly happened .
They did everything to portray Bruce as some saint by not showing how Bruce Lee died in some bimbo's apartment. In her bed!

Check out DRAGON DIE HARD with Bruce Li from the 1970's.

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