Monday, February 27, 2012...10:52 pm

Comic books and Hollywood promote illiteracy #1: Iron Man

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Marvel Studios may have spent around $140,000,000 to put Iron Man on the screen, but none of that money seems to have gone on proofreading.

As Iron Man seems to be showing pretty much on a loop on Film 4 at the moment, sub-editing geeks can check out the montage of magazine covers featuring millionaire businessman/inventor Tony Stark during the awards ceremony a little way into the movie.

Oops – that Forbes cover makes the reins/reigns subbing blooper that longstanding readers of this very blog were warned about back in 2008. It just goes to show that you can never spend too much time honing your accuracy (or reading Freelance Unbound).

So – you may be a terrific movie director, Jon Favreau, but be aware you are corrupting the youth of the western world with your sloppy proofreading…

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