I can't get over how everyone is so analytical about insignificant things in these movies. It doesn't matter that these people didn't have coverings on their heads, but since you asked I'll let you in on a little secret... If they had bags over their heads, it wouldn't make the movie the way that the movie was. Would you be afraid if you saw something hanging with a bag over it's head?? I think not.
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Well, this is coming from something I saw in a movie, but isn't it the person that actually kills them (like knocks a stool out from underneath them) that wears the hood, so the people of the town won't know who he is or something? Maybe I'm mistaken, dunno, just thought I'd throw my 2 cents in :o)
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They only put bags over criminals faces NOW. In the 17th century, they didn't bag witches heads, because they felt it necessary to expose the "sinner's" true identity. They didn't even bag the african-americans' heads when they were lynched in the early 20th century.
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I thought that the people who were hanging were witches and that the school was on the grounds of the old hanging house and they did not cover "witches" heads. Also in the 17th centurary they did not put bags over the accuseds head. Could be wrong.
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Ruthe 27, I think that what kittenish was trying to say is that you don't need to point out things like this particular slipup. For instance, cameras being visible in some scenes are reasonable to put on here, because they are mistakes, but it's not like they forgot to cover the hanging people's faces; as many other people said, people's heads weren't always covered when they were hung.
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Although putting bags over the heads of hanging people was a common practice it wasn't universally, always practiced without fail. There were hangings without them.
Kittenish, this is a site for slip-ups. If you don't like slip-ups being pointed out, go to a different site.
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