Ed Wood

Factual error: The movie is set in the late 1950s, yet Ed's car has yellow-on-black California license plates that weren't issued until 1963. The plates on Ed's car should be black-on-yellow 1956 issue plates.

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Factual error: Ed Wood films Lugosi exiting his house, and grabbing a flower near the entrance, a scene to be shown in "Plan 9". However, in fact, the real scene of "Plan 9" shows Lugosi exiting his house, walking across a garage door (that doesn't exist in "Ed Wood") and grabbing a flower around there.

Dr. James

Continuity mistake: 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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Edward D. Wood, Jr.: Listen, I was wondering if you'd like to go out sometime, grab some dinner, maybe?
Vampira: You mean a date? I thought you were a fag.
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: No, no, I'm just a transvestite.

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Trivia: When Ed Wood meets Orson Wells, Orson tells Ed that the studio wants Charlton Heston to play a Mexican in one of his films. He is referring to his film Touch of Evil, which was in pre-production at that time. In it, Charlton Heston played Roman Miguel Vargas, a Mexican.

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Question: Does anyone know why this is the only Tim Burton film for which Danny Elfman hasn't written the score? All I can think is that time-wise it might have clashed with Black Beauty, but I'd like to know a definite reason.

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Chosen answer: According to Tim Burton in an interview at the time, they were "taking a little vacation from each other", - he also said that he was not sure what the situation between them was, which certainly implied a falling out. Danny Elfman is a bit more open, describing what happened as "a family feud" - he says that after working on six films together in ten years, they had a bit of a creative fallout, which led to Howard Shore doing the music for Ed Wood. Afterwards, according to Elfman, they realised that they missed working together and went back to collaborating happily.

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