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    Re: Navigation in movies
    From: Bill Murdoch
    Date: 1999 Aug 08, 6:07 PM

    In a message dated 8/8/99 4:07:19 PM EST, george{at}HUXTABLE.U-NET.COM writes:
    
    > Gregory Peck, as
    >  Hornblower, assures the heroine that she will be back in England "before
    >  the first robin".
    
    I lived five of the last ten years in the north of England and five in the
    mountains of Tennessee in the U.S.  There is a big difference between the
    English and American robins.  The English bird is small, brown, and
    frequently shown perched in the snow on Christmas cards.  The American bird
    is larger, darker colored (coloured), and a sign of spring.  You can bet the
    entire film crew was American.  (Or, maybe she would be home for Christmas.)
    
    Bill Murdoch
    

       
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