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I once asked someone how they made it look so real when people got shot in the movies...
The response was that they find people who want to commit suicide and who look enough like the actor (who was going to be shot) and they'd use them, with real bullets.
I used to believe that when I movie came out in theaters they only had one copy of the movie and they passed it around to the different theaters across the country and that's why it would show in one place before another. Then several copies would be made to sell.
When I was about 3 years old, I was obsessed with the movie "The Big Rock Candy Mountain" In the movie, these two kids would meet two bears in their backyard. When they went down the slide on the playground, they would end up at the Big Rock Candy Mountain in a magical town. I would spend hours sliding down the slide in my backyard trying to get the the Big Rock Candy Mountain. After a very long while, I told myself that the only reason I couldn't get there was because I didn't have a magical bear in my backyard.
i don't remember what age i was but i used to think making a movie that took place over several years had to be filmed over like 20 years or something because i didn't think they took kids to be the young version of a character and another actor/actress for the older version. i thought they started the movie when the kid was like 5 or so and when they reached the right age for the next part of the movie they'd start filming again, with the same actor/actress, and so on, until the movie was finished. needless to say, i was quite impressed by the quality of the movie considering i thought for the movie to come out in theatres in 1998 or so, they had started filming in the 70's lol.
I used to believe that movies were different everytime you watched it. I kept watching The Little Mermaid over and over again because I truly believed that one of the times I watched it, Eric would get to kiss Ariel during the boat trip in the lagoon.
I always thought that the celebrities I saw at the theaters or on TV were really tall. Every single one of them I thought were at least 6 feet tall or taller. I didn't really think of them as real people.
I used to think hobbits were decorations.
after seeing the movie The Tommyknockers as a kid, i was so afraid to step foot on an escalator for months because of the green light shining through the cracks, i thought Tommyknockers lived underneath them
When I was smaller I was a very big daredevil. I have a really good memory and I can remember this like yesterday. One night we where visiting my moms old friend from a base. We hadnt seen her in 5 years. I was very young and she gave us like 50 movies we could watch. So I picked "Freddy vs Jason" & "Nightmare on Elm Street" I had eaten TONS of tangerines and I was jumping up and down freaked for my life because freddy had just put his hand in the ladys bath. For years I was scared that he might do that to me (still am) and that he might do that with the toilet. And I didnt stop sleeping in my moms bed till last year. When my mom told me that movies where make pretend. Im turning 13 this year. Couldnt she have just told me earlier?
After seeing Bedknobs and Broomsticks, I believed that my bed may fly me away one night. In order to be prepared, I would load my bed with snacks, my favorite toys, blankets and flashlights, so I'd be sure to have everything I needed if I woke up on a cartoon island.
My mum told me Mel Gibsons real name was Melanie (when i questioned it she said it could be a boys name too). Years later i had quite an irate arguement in my whole biology class trying to convince everyone thta this was true!
I used to believe that Bruce Lee died because he burst from being full of sweat. My dad told me that he had his sweat glands removed so that he wouldn't sweat on film. Sooo embarassing.
When I was 10 I saw the movie titanic. I took me 3 years to realize the people at the end in the ball room were dead. I thought Rose was dreaming.
When I was in Elementary school, for some strange and unknown reason I used to think that the actors in movies consisted of dead bodies that were used as puppets so real people didn't have to do it. Very creepy, now that I think of it.
When I was 8 years old I watched the movie-Children of the Corn-I was so scared after watching that movie, that i slept with the bible for about a month and started going to church. I did not want to be one of the children of the corn. For a long time also wished that I lived in a state that wasnt so close to Iowa. Thats were the Children of the corn were from.
when my sister was little she would never go in the bottom part of the movie theater like right in front of the screen because she thought there were alligators down there
I didn't know about dubbing until I saw Titanic when I was like 11. I always thought the actors spoke so many languages!
When I was little, after seeing "The Wizard of Oz," my dad told me that Judy Garland had actually died in real life, in a tornado in Kansas. What a coincidence! Either he was messing with me or he didn't want to tell me the sad truth. Either way, I told friends for years about this amazing coincidence, and didn't find out the truth until I was well into my late teens. I asked my dad about it and he doesn't remember telling me this, but he thinks it's pretty funny.
In Mary Poppins, I understood that Dick Van Dyke played both the roles of Mr. Dawes, the old man who ran the bank and Bert, the Chimney Sweeper. However, I thought they filmed the scenes when he was a young chimney sweep, then waiting 60 years to film the scenes where he was the old man. I don't know why it didn't occur to me that they'd put him in makeup to make him look old, or why I didn't take into account that if 60 years had passed, why all of the other characters still appeared not to have aged.
My mom had a bunch of classic silent Laurel and Hardy movies (8mm) which the family as a whole would watch on rare family nights. There was a quote that went something like "You have smirched my character, I demand an apology". Being the dopey kid I was I turned it into, "You have smirched my apology". Repeating this wonderful quote got me lots of laughs. It was only about at the age of 34 or so that I realized why they were laughing at me!