Out of Africa

Trivia: The title of the movie (and book) is derived from the writings of Roman historian Pliny the Elder: "Out of Africa always something new" (original Latin - Ex Africa semper aliquid novi).


Continuity mistake: When Denys and Karen are first on safari, while they are seated at their dining table one evening, Denys peels an orange repeatedly. In the middle of the "peel" scene (the shots cut back and forth between Denys and Karen) the fruit changes to a green apple (taken from the bowl on the table in front of Denys. This is especially obvious because the apples in the bowl decrease from two to one as the orange disappears from the shot). In subsequent shots (when he is holding the orange again) the number of apples in the bowl returns to two.

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Karen Blixen: If I know a song of Africa, of the giraffe and the African new moon lying on her back, of the plows in the fields and the sweaty faces of the coffee pickers, does Africa know a song of me? Will the air over the plain quiver with a color that I have had on, or the children invent a game in which my name is, or the full moon throw a shadow over the gravel of the drive that was like me, or will the eagles of the Ngong Hills look out for me?

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