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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.