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When I was much younger I was amazed when watching old war movies that all the german soldiers could speak and understand english, isn't it funny how some things take years to fall into place
When I was small (4 or 5) I believed that the monsters in the Japanese monster flicks were as tall as buildings and that there were a bunch of operators within the monster to operate its movement.
When I was little I used to think when you have watched a video I couldn't rewind it back to the beginning, because actor or actress would start doing things backwards in real life when the film rewinds. So I never used to rewind them back to the beginning. It has become a little annoying habit now.
A cousin of mine used to believe that you could only see movies in the country in which they were made. Since Star Wars was an American movie, you could only see it in America, and if the Brits wanted to see Star Wars, for example, they would have to make their own British version.
Little did he know that most of Star Wars was filmed in Britain!
When I would watch The Wizard of Oz I was so involved in the story and characters that I took the background sets for granted. I knew there wasn't really an Oz I suppose, but I just never thought about the settings not being real in some way. From about the age of 12 until I was around 16, I had managed to miss the movie every time it was on tv. The night I caught it again my boyfriend was there, and I remember just staring at the screen during the poppy field scene and saying "it's not real!" He laughed and asked me, "what's not real?" and I said "the sets are painted and they aren't real!"
He thought I was crazy not having realized before that the movie was done in a studio, I was broken hearted. I think that night, the last of my "childhood" illusions were shattered!
I saw Superman 2 when I was about 3, and I remember it being late at night when I got to bed. At the end, Superman flies round the world, and I remember spending a good while looking at the night sky to see if I could see him.
I thought that the Kung fu expert Bruce Lee's real chinese name was "Brushlee". And it even went that far that managed to convince the staff at our local video rental shop regarding this "truth".
I used to believe that when watching a video on tv everytime you pressed rewind the actors had to do it again just for you.
A friend of mine (she is 34) was a big fan of an actor called Keith O'Sullivan. It was only very recently that we discovered that she was in fact talking about Kiefer Sutherland.
We took my sister to see National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation when she was 5. When it got to the scene of the cat being electrocuted under the chair, my dad actually had to take her out of the theatre because she was crying so much and so loud. She was convinced that they'd actually fried that cat.
In the Hunt For Red October, the first few minutes are spoken in Russian with English subtitles just to convey that it is a Russian submarine.It then switches to English speaking. My friend thought that in those first few minutes he was able to learn the Russian language and comprehend everything that was said from then on!
When I was a child, I thought that every family was somehow allocated a letter of the alphabet, and it was to be used when going to the cinema. So I thought our allocated letter was "u" and therefore we were only allowed to go to the cinema when the film listed had a "U" after it!
I thought Pinnochio was lucky to have such a cool friend;
"Jimmy the Cricket"
Now it sounds like a gangster name!
I don't know where I got this, it may have been a dream (or nightmare?) that I had that I incorporated into the real world.
When I was a kid, I saw "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" on TV. As I was growing up, I could swear that there is a scene after the little girl blows up into a blueberry where the Oompaloompas come in all with spoons in their hands, poke a hole in her side and start eating the blueberry jelly inside. This memory was so real to me that even as an adult I would tell my friends that that was the scariest part of the movie for me (it was very rare for movies to scare me as a child). When my wife (now ex) bought the movie for my kids, we sat and watched it together and I said, "Oh! They must have cut that part out!" When I explained to her what part they had cut out, she thought I was soooo wierd! It was at that point that I figured out that it must have been a bad dream I had after seeing the movie.
I still believe that in movies when they show photos or pictures of a character when they were younger, the actor has to take photos of themselves all the time in case he needs them in a film.
I used to believe that once the movie was over and you waited long enough, the actors would come out of the theatre exit and sign autographs.
i used to believe that the tornado in "the wizard of oz" was a giant elephant trunk coming down from the heavens. i thought that was creepy
when i was little i wanted to go to japan and see godzilla and king kong. then my mom told me they were just in costumes. i remember i was shoked at this
I use to believe if a movie had a little kid in it and later on in the movie they were grown up that they started filming when the kid was a kid and waited till they grew up to finish filming.
My dad told me one night that Steve Marin wore a tupee. For years after that I would watch Steve with my finger in front of my eye trying to imagine what he looked like without the tupee. My dad asked me what I was doing 10 years later and thought I was crazy when I told him. He had no recollection of saying that.