The Wicker Man

The Wicker Man (1973)

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Corrected entry: Willow's naked dancing and song was to try to 'call' Sergeant Howie to her for sex - they talk about it the next morning when she is disappointed he didn't come. But one of the reasons the islanders wanted him as a sacrifice was because he was a virgin. If she had succeeded she would have ruined everything for them, it doesn't make sense that she does this.

Correction: It makes perfect sense. They want a man who is "Unknown of woman", who is uptight and sexually repressed, "pure" in mind as well as body. If Howie was the type of man who would be tempted by the offer of cheap sex with Willow then he wasn't the man they wanted for the sacrifice. Ironically, accepting her invitation would have saved his life.

Corrected entry: During the scene in the Green man when the locals are singing "The landlord's daughter" Willow takes a key off the wall and goes through a door and is seen leaving the bar, the next shot cuts in and she is back in the bar singing along and is standing next to the man playing the accordion.


Correction: Her father says "Show him to his room, would you?" She takes the key, and steps through the door. The cop doesn't follow because they start singing, so it's only natural she'd turn around. She's shown standing in the doorway.

Corrected entry: When Sgt Howie follows Miss Rose out of the classroom, he is holding his hat under his right arm, but when they get outside, Howie is holding his hat with both hands.


Correction: When he walks out, he's holding it in both hands. He continues holding it in both hands, then puts it under his right arm. A bunch of people pass, and he winds up holding it in both hands again. Nothing unnatural here.

Factual error: While Sgt Howie (dressed as Punch) is being chased by the women, you can see autumn leaves on the grass, though the story is set on the 1st of May.


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Lord Summerisle: Do sit down, Sergeant. Shocks are so much better absorbed with the knees bent.

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Trivia: In the Director's Cut - Robin Hardy who directed the film, appears at the beginning of the film in a "Hitchcock-style" cameo part as the church minister. (00:02:35)

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Question: Why doesn't Howie try to escape when being carried up to the wicker man?

Answer: What's the use? He's surrounded, he can't fight everyone and there's nowhere for him to run.


He is also a fundametally religious man and he believes that he is going to die and go to heaven.

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