The Man from Snowy River

The Man from Snowy River (1982)

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Corrected entry: When the wild brumbies stampede, Jim jumps on his boss' new horse bareback in the corral to ride after the escapees. However, Jessica's father learns Jim rode his expensive new horse against orders because sweaty saddle marks are later discovered. In the first place, riding bareback doesn't cause saddle marks. In the second place, Jim would never ride a horse and put it away wet like that. No decent horseman would.

Correction: Jim didn't "put the horse away like that"... He was taken, unconscious, from the ground when he was thrown. He was still recovering when Jessica's father returned. It would have been left for Jessica or her Aunt to groom the horse - Jessica was probably more concerned about Jim. Also, her father spoke of girth strap marks, and these would have been as a result of Jim's breaking of the colt during the preceding 10 days.

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Corrected entry: When the colt is leading a stampede of wild horses that run over Jim, there is a man riding a horse in the back of the pack.

Correction: There are in fact two wranglers herding the horses, the second one is in the middle of the shot amongst the "wild horses."

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Continuity mistake: When Jessica has gone over the cliff in the dark we can see that she is wet, dirty and her hair is plastered to her head and is under her collar. The shot changes to show how precarious her place is on the side of the cliff. However, in this shot, the stuntperson's hair is quite dry and over the collar. Also noticeable is the change in shape of the rock. When she falls at night, she falls onto a very flat and rock - in the morning, it is a different shape entirely.

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Trivia: After all the men have gone off in search of the horse, Spur is left behind at Harrison's homestead to flirt with Mrs. Bailey. He playfully chases her around the kitchen table and in so doing passes a platter of chicken. Without pausing, Spur sweeps down, grabs a chunk and takes a ravenous bite, then continues his lap around the table. As he approaches the camera on the near side, he starts to speak and a small chunk of chicken is shot from his mouth directly in to his up swinging hand. He then places his hand on the table to deposit the chunk of chicken.

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Question: How did they make Kirk Douglas have a peg leg? How was he able to walk that way?

Answer: This movie predates the more advanced CGI that would be used these days. In older films, actors portraying an amputee would have their leg (or arm) bent back and strapped to their body. A prosthetic peg leg would be attacked to the lower appendage. The actors were also filmed from strategic vantage points so the bent part of the limb didn't show. When Douglas is seen driving a wagon, the seat was probably constructed so that his lower leg fit into a hidden compartment and the peg leg was attached on top to be visible. Douglas also wore rather baggy pants, and that would help conceal his bent leg.

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