21 Interesting Details Fans Noticed In Period Films That We Definitely Missed

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Vote up the details that have you dreaming of another era.

One of the most prevailing genres within movies are period films. Whether it's set in the days of war within an ancient society or costumed as Elizabethean England, fans can never get enough. More than a few fans of the genre managed to spot some truly interesting details in the best period piece movies.

Check out these details from period films that were spotted by fans, and don't forget to vote!


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    310 VOTES

    Watson's Definition Of Cocaine In 'Sherlock Holmes' Is Historically Accurate

    From Redditor u/Unleashtheducks:

    At one point in Sherlock Holmes, Watson remarks that what Holmes has been drinking is “meant for eye surgery.” One of the first medical uses of cocaine was to numb eyes and reduce swelling during surgery.

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    345 VOTES

    The Lances In 'A Knight's Tale' Were Made From Uncooked Pasta

    From Redditor u/ToyVaren:

    In A Knight's Tale, for safety reasons, they made lances hollow and filled them with uncooked spaghetti to look like "splinters."

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    269 VOTES

    Django's Teeth Get Noticeably Cleaner Throughout 'Django Unchained'

    From Redditor u/ReeceInTheDarkness:

    In Django Unchained, at the beginning of the film we see that Django's teeth are dirty and yellow but by the end of the film they are clean. This is because his traveling companion for the entire movie was Dr. King Schultz, previously a dentist, who more than likely cleaned his teeth.

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    286 VOTES

    Maximus Adds A Figure To His Breast Plate With Every Colosseum Fight In 'Gladiator'

    From Redditor u/comrade_batman:

    In Gladiator, with every Colosseum fight, Maximus adds a figure to his breast plate.

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    323 VOTES

    Landa Asks Shosanna To Wait For The Cream In 'Inglorious Basrards' To Test If She's Jewish

    From Redditor 

    In Inglorious Bastards, Landa asks for Shosanna to wait for the Cream to test if she is Jewish. As pastries were made with animal lard (fat) in WW2, the strudel would have been made with (most likely pork) fat. Jews can’t drink milk (or cream) and eat meat as it is not kosher.

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    Diana's Civilian Clothes In 'Wonder Woman' Mirror The Uniforms Of The New Women's Police Service

    From Redditor u/NMW:

    In Wonder Woman, Diana's 'civilian' clothes in London mirror the uniforms of the new Women's Police Service -- among the first women officially permitted to fight crime and keep the peace.