My wife and I were watching "The Man from Snowy River" the other day. There's a scene in which the main character is in the stables with the main girl, and he impresses her by quickly throwing together a Flying Bowline and then pulling the Standing Part through to make a Running Bowline, which he then threw over a horse's head. She was amazed and wanted to see how he did it, so he proceeded to show her step-by-step how to make a Tom Fool's Knot.
It looked like the movie makers were trying to pull a fast one on us by switching knots! Later the main guy referred to the knot as a Tom Fool's Knot, but I coulda sworn that the first knot he threw together was a Flying Bowline....
I checked MovieMistakes.com, NitPickers.com, ContinuityCorner.com, IMDB.com's goofs, etc., but nobody picked up on that as a "movie mistake":http://www.moviemistakes.com/film790http://www.nitpickers.com/movies/repository.cgi?pg=t&sp=i&tt=72796http://www.continuitycorner.com/http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084296/goofs
Maybe the mistake is mine!
Watch for that scene if you see the movie sometime, and let me know if it looks like a slip-up.
I found this quote from a book called "Wildfire" by Zane Grey, which describes something akin to a Running Bowline being used as a hackamore:
"Slone held the taut lasso with his left hand, and with the right he swung the other rope, catching the noose round Wildfire's nose. Then letting go of the first rope he hauled on the other, pulling the head of the stallion far down. Hand over hand Slone closed in on the horse. He leaped on Wildfire's head, pressed it down, and, holding it down on the sand with his knees, with swift fingers he tied the noose in a hackamore--an improvised halter. Then, just as swiftly, he bound his scarf tight round Wildfire's head, blindfolding him."
Incidentally, I noticed that the soundtrack for "The Man from Snowy River" contains a theme called "Tom Fool's Knot," which is an example of a knot in a movie soundtrack:http://188.8.131.52/search?q=cache:K26IF1pNXasJ:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_From_Snowy_River_(films)+%22the+man+from+snowy+river%22+tom+fool+knot&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=1