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 Posted: Sun Mar 23rd, 2008 02:00 am
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There is a scene in "Glory" that made me laugh out loud the first time I saw it - definitely not the desired effect.  Matthew Broderick walks into a hospital. Behind a privacy scene, the shadow of a man flails (dramatically) as a surgeon (dramatically) saws away at his leg. The man cries out in dramatic agony, something to the effect of, "Please stop cutting, Don't cut anymore!"

Ahem - a competent surgeon could complete the amputation of a leg in 11 seconds (I have the source somewhere). Also, the Yankees had chloroform, especially in the type of hospital represented in this scene. It's so rediculously overdone and inaccurate I literally just burst out laughing.

Speaking of this, on his G-burg property, a friend of mine found a "bullet", I think a minie-ball, crushed and distorted by teeth marks - someone had "bitten the bullet", perhaps during an amputation. I did a CW presentation for a high school with him, and it was one of his "pass-around" exhibits.

Last edited on Sun Mar 23rd, 2008 03:31 am by JoanieReb

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