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Joe’s Random Movie Trivia: “Dances With Wolves” (1990)

The Language spoken by the Sioux in the film is genuine Sioux Lakota, spoken by less than a thousand or so people in North America today. Very few people knew it, so a consultant  from South Dakota’s Sinte Gleska University was brought in to translate the script and teach the actors how to say the lines. The consultant for the film was Doris Leader Charge, who taught the Lakota language and culture at the university.

She has a part in the film as Ten Bears’ wife, Pretty Shield.

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Joe’s Random Movie Trivia: “Waterworld” (1995)

In the film, the Earth floods, becoming a global ocean. Allegedly, because the polar ice caps have melted. This is not scientifically accurate as the water levels would only rise 300 feet if that happened, leaving very much land intact. It would though, alter climate. In the original script, the planet flooded because an asteroid locked itself into an orbit around the Earth, becoming a second moon. Thus altering the tides of the Earth’s water. Ironically, if the filmmakers had kept the original explanation, it would have been more scientifically accurate.

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Joe’s Random Movie Trivia: “Robin Hood: Men in Tights”

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At one point in the film, Robin Hood says, “Unlike some other Robin Hoods, I can speak with an English accent.” This is a direct reference to Kevin Costner, who played the character in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves”. He (rather obviously) uses an American accent.

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