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Ed Wood

Corrected entry: It wasn't Kathy Wood's chiropractor that appeared as a stand-in for Bela Lugosi in Plan 9. He was Wood's chiropractor.

Correction: The film is right and you are wrong. When Lugosi died, Wood replaced him with Tom Mason, his wife's chirpractor.

Corrected entry: In the movie, Dolores finds out that Ed is a transvestite when he shows her the script for Glen or Glenda. In reality, Dolores Fuller did not find out about it until after filming for Glen or Glenda was finished.

Correction: Like almost every movie "inspired by actual events," there are always elements of the story that are at odds with reality. These are almost invariably at the writer's or director's behest, with the intent of increasing the drama of the specific scene or of the whole film. This movie is a drama, not a documentary, and should be judged for movie mistakes on that basis.

Corrected entry: If Glen or Glenda and Bride of the Monster were so horrible, why would the premier of Plan 9 From Outer Space be so crowded? Don't you think people would know by then how bad Ed Wood's movies were?

Correction: The whole point about Ed Wood's movies is that they were considered to be almost legendarily bad - as such, people actually wanted to see them, just to find out how bad they were.

Corrected entry: The Baptist Church officials could not possibly have suggested "Plan 9" as a replacement for "Grave Robbers" in the movie title, since they could have had no idea of its context. In the script, the previous 8 plans for alien domination of the Earth had failed, leading to "Plan 9 - Resurrection of the Dead," which probably wouldn't have appealed to a couple of Baptists either.

Correction: The Baptists *are* aware of the script, they've read it by the time they come along and start asking Ed to make changes like removing grave-robbing.

Corrected entry: Sarah Jessica Parker's portrayal of actress Dolores Fuller was wildly inaccurate, depicting her as a chain-smoking homophobe. Parker later went on a television talk show and insulted Fuller's acting talent - Fuller was quite hurt by this.

Correction: There is no error here. Choosing to highlight certain aspects of a real person and ignore others is a common practise in biopics. Whether Parker considered Fuller a good actress or not and the fact that she hurt Fuller's feelings are also irrelevant. Also, Fuller is not portrayed as a "homophobe". She merely finds the people Ed hangs out with to be weird, regardless of sexual preference.

Corrected entry: Vincent D'Onofrio, who plays Orson Welles, is much too young. By the late '50s, Welles had begun to put on weight and generally deteriorate. D'Onofrio looks more like Welles did in the late '40s.

Correction: This isn't really a mistake, as it is a fantasy sequence, not meant to be taken literally. D'Onofrio plays an idealized version of Welles, more experienced and jaded, but still vital.

Corrected entry: The crew of Bride of the Monster has to break into a warehouse to steal a fake octopus for the final scene. They're all very sneaky about it, yet the next morning, when they put the octopus back, it's in broad daylight, and they move rather casually.

Correction: They are not putting the octopus back in the morning scene, they are going into their own studio to shoot the final scenes.

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Mistakes

At the wrap party for "Bride of the Atom," when Dolores starts screaming at Ed "These movies are TERRIBLE!" her hair is curled in ringlets that hang down to the tops of her shoulders. She then stalks out of the warehouse, and Ed follows her. When he catches up to her in the parking lot, and she tells him she is leaving him, you can clearly see that her hair is suddenly much shorter and curlier.

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Trivia

The film's production costs were greater than the total costs of all the films Ed Wood himself made.

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