View Full Version : Apollo 13 & Fra Mauro. Bad?

2002-Jul-01, 05:56 PM
In the movie I've noticed that several times the Apollo 13 landing site of Fra Mauro is pronounced differently. Somtimes it's pronounced like it is spelled (e.g., "Fra Moro"), and other times like "Frau Mora". This is a easy pronunciation mistake to make, but I am wondering...did the real astronauts have slips of the tongue as well and the different pronunciation was intentional to reflect it, or is it just the actors flubbing the line? I guess my question is: Did the writers intend for the actors to mispronounce the name of the landing site?