I just saw the great new movie "Cold Mountain." There is a scene of an
Easter picnic and on the table is a big bouquet of pink and white COSMOS!
Any gardener knows they don't bloom until late summer, even in North
Carolina (I'm sure?). Also the tree above looks kind-of too leafed out for
Easter. (It didn't ruin the fantastic movie for me though :)
Maddy, I love your posts always!!!
Delurking, since your post triggered a thought I had while watching the
movie...the battle scene in the movie starts out with shots of rabbits going
in and out of a warren. I was under the impression that the only species of
rabbit we have in North America that burrows in the pygmy cottontail out in
the Pacific Northwest. Am I mistaken, or was this a goof, too?
from A Field Guide to the Mammals by Burt & Grossenheider
Eastern Cottontail: spends day in partially concealed form, burrow in ground..
Eastern US to Montana, Wyo, E. Colo. Southern NM &Az
Mountain Cottontail: similar to E. Cottontail, Mountain states, Great Basin
Desert Cottontail: seeks safety in thickets or burrows
So Mont, Wyo, Colo, W. Tex, Az, NM, So & central valley CA
Pygmy Rabbit: Digs simple burrows, generally 2 or more entrances
N Nev, S. Ida, E Ore, NE Ca
Hope this helps
A result of filming in Europe, and not caring about the difference in flora and
fauna. 'Rabbits is rabbits' to most people. While eastern cottontails may dig
shallow scrapes, they in no way can compare to the warrens of European
rabbits. A daytime layup may be barely more than a shallow depression, and
a nest is a small bowl, hardly a burrow -- barely holds the litter.
I catch a lot of errors of this sort in films. Even films made in the
locations may have 'natural' sounds added in later in the studio, and the most
popular source of bird noises seems to be possibly a 'birds of Canada' tape.
You can hear loons and wood thrushes singing in the most amazing locales!
One film that gardeners in particular might notice was 'off' in terms of
vegetation was the Daniel Day Lewis version of The Last of the Mohicans.
The lavish wild rhododendrons were huge clues that they certainly weren't
filming in upstate New York but rather in the North Carolina. (No way I'd
the Blue Ridge mountains for the Catskills or Adirondacks!)
Pat in Plymouth MI ('someplace.net' is comcast)
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On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 07:28:39 -0800, Roberta L. Mueller wrote:
The Great Outdoors is about some Chicagoans vacationing in northern
Wisconsin. The scenery, the lakes, hills and forest, is anything but
Wisconsin. Looks more like the west.
Starman featured a spacecraft plunging into Chequamegon Bay. The cast's
pronunciation was more Hollywood than the way it's pronounced here.
Looks like movies take license with everything.
from everything I heard, that isnt all that was completely phoney in the movie.
sigh. I have such a prejudice against films that run ads on TV every
never go to see them, I dont even watch em on TV. STill refuse to watch madison
county and ... that ship that sank movie. Ingrid
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On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 07:28:39 -0800, "Roberta L. Mueller"
Well, Easter is a movable feast. The dates for 1860 through 1865 run
from late March to mid-late April. I don't know what year the movie is
supposed to be set in. Last frost date varies considerably in NC, from
late Feb in the coastal lowlands to June in the mountains. Don't know
where the movie/book was set, either. Cosmos are quick-growing and
here in zone 7b-8, we can easily have 2 crops of plants and flowers in
a single growing season. That is, seeds from the first flowers can be
used to grow (and see flower) a 2nd crop. Depending on when and where
'Cold Mountain' is, it *is* conceivable they could have had Cosmos for
Easter. 'Though not likely. :-)
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