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Re: [aroid-l] speaking of movies (was: The Orchid Thief)

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] speaking of movies (was: The Orchid Thief)
  • From: "Michael Bosold" mbosold@meijergardens.org
  • Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 14:02:58 -0500
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  • Thread-topic: [aroid-l] speaking of movies (was: The Orchid Thief)

I see these Botanical inaccuracies as well but do not dwell on them.  However, in Minority Report the scene with the Carnivorous plants was excellent.  Not the blood hungry plants but the real Nepenthes and Sarraccenia (sp?) were represented well, had lots of camera time and were prime specimens.  Of course in a greenhouse there is no 'Native species'...
-----Original Message-----
From: hermine [mailto:hermine@endangeredspecies.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2002 12:47 PM
To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu; aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] speaking of movies (was: The Orchid Thief)

> >>You are not alone.  I find it a bit inconguous to be watching a movie set
>the tropics, or the eastern US, and hear Pacific tree frogs in the
>Or the calls of Indian peacocks in Africa, or chimp calls in S.American
>jungle, and blow-guns set in Africa, or American Sabal Palms in Asia (Forest
>It has been a bane of mine from youth.   You all are NOT alone.

BOTANICAL INACCURACIES have been a source of much grief to me in my entire 
life!   the standard jungle bird call for years was the Kookaburra!   I 
can't STAND IT!

On the other hand, in my Sansevieria life, i constantly am aware of their 
appearance in films, and once wanted to write movie reviews based ONLY upon 
the appearance of a well grown potful. Last  night on NYPD Blue, i saw a 
magnificent spider plant, such as one sees only in windows in Brooklyn.
The last Tarzan movie with Bo Derek  infuriated both plant and animal 
people alike. showing both together, native to no known land mass.

Another thing is the game, GUESS THIS LOCATION  for various habitats. the 
Philippines was a stand-in for lots of Viet Nam movies.

When these matters are not driving me mad, COSTUME INACCURACIES drive me mad.


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