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Goofs from The Current War: Director's Cut

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  • The film is set in a time period spanning the 1880s and 1890s. Maps shown in the film show the states of Utah, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona, which didn't become a state until between 1896 and 1912.
  • Most of the railroad equipment shown is British and the story in set in the US.
  • Shot of newspaper column (describing electrocution of horse) shows a series of sub-heads, but first line of story reads as standard place filler, "Lorem ipsum ..."
  • The movie depicts the electric chair electrocution of William Kemmler as if it happened at the same time as the opening of the Columbian Exposition in Chicago but Kemmler was executed in 1890 and the Columbian Exposition opened in 1893.
  • Mrs Westinghouse says the speed of sound "travels at a constantly diminishing rate of speed", which makes no sense; then she says "the fastest rate on record is 11,463 feet per second". The speed of sound in the atmosphere at sea level is one tenth that, about 1100 feet per second. It is not something which has any "record" value.
  • The film places Mary Stilwell Edison's death on October 9, 1888. Mary died on August 9, 1884, aged 29. By 1888, Edison was already married to Mina Miller since two years.
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