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Goofs from Green Book

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  • Tony criticizes Don for not being familiar with several black musicians whose music they hear on the radio while traveling, one of the artists being Aretha Franklin. By the fall of 1962 Aretha had had only six chart hits, none of which reached higher than #37, so it's doubtful that an Italian from the Bronx would have been very familiar with her music.
  • When they were stopped in the snowstorm, the back window was clean in the long shots, but full of snow when shown from inside the car.
  • The time-line in the early part of the movie reads 1962 as a 1964 Chevrolet drives through.
  • There was a 1964 custom painted red and white Ford Falcon in several scenes. The movie took place in 1962.
  • At the beginning of the movie, the font used on the Copacabana entrance canopy (a variant of Futura) and the font on the poster announcing that the club would be closed for two months (Arial) did not exist in 1962, and would not exist for at least twenty years thereafter.
  • In the year this film takes place, Seventh Ave was one way heading south. The cars are parked facing north. Additionally, background buildings across the street are incorrect; the buildings that were there in that year are still in place.
  • As he rushes to the bar where Don is being beaten up, Tony is wearing a white shirt and dark jacket. When he arrives at the bar, he's wearing a red and blue shirt between those layers.
  • The "Betty likes butter" sequence starts with Tony's arm out of the open window, but in the trailing shot of the car, the window is closed.
  • Viggo Mortensen's wrist tattoo is visible when Tony salutes Dolores as he's setting off on the trip. It is covered in other scenes where his wrists are exposed.
  • Tony talks to the stage manager in Indiana and complains about the piano not being a Steinway. Tony mentions Dr. Shirley's name and tells him he is the performer. The stage manager says "who is that?" and then makes a racial slur a few seconds later, but no one told him Dr. Shirley was black.
  • The film is set in the early 60s. In one scene, Tony and Don eat extra crispy Kentucky Fried Chicken which wasn't introduced until 1972.
  • In the scene with a wrong piano - not a Steinway - provided for the concert, the piano lid is opened the wrong way. The correct way would be to flip the front part first, and then to raise the lid on the stick. But maybe it was done deliberately to illustrate the stupidity of the stage hand.
  • The movie takes place in 1962; the young sons are clearly elementary school age, at least. The older son, Nick, was born in 1959 and Frank in 1962 so, in reality, were actually three years old and an infant when the story takes place.
  • The movie is set in late 1962 but several 1964 cars feature in various scenes. The opening in front of the Copa already has two '64 Chevrolets passing the club, while a '64 Ford Fairlane is across the street where Tony parks up his Packard when he returns home after learning the club would be closed for renovations. '64 Ford Fairlanes are also seen in some of the street traffic in various scenes, while the final time Tony is pulled over by a police cruiser has the office in a '64 Chevrolet.
  • On the trip back to NY the windshield wipers are going and the snow isn't on the windshield, it was added after the filming and the wipers actually pass "under" the snow.
  • When highway dotted lines are visible, they are yellow (as they are now), but in the 1960s, the dotted line in the middle of the road would have been white, with only the solid "do not pass" lines being yellow.
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