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My five year old niece was horribly sad when her parents announced that they were moving to Kansas because she was really going to miss the colors. She had seen the Wizard of Oz for the first time a few months before and was under the impression that Kansas was in black-and-white!

Anon
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I used to mis-hear dialogue in films, and then never question it for years. For a long time, when Alderan was blown up in Star Wars, I thought the disturbance in the Force that Obi-Wan reacted to was millions of OYSTERS that had cried out in terror.

Brendan
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When I was little i used to believe that cowboy movies actually were filmed in the time with cowboys and indians.

jvf
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In the Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow tells Dorothy that the only thing he's afraid of is a lighted match. Then Dorothy tells him that the witch is after her, and he says "I'd face a box full of them" to get her to the Wizard. I thought he meant a box full of witches instead of matches

Anon
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I saw the movie ET when very young, and was quite frightened by it. I was scared that I would get sick and turn into a dying alien like when ET was captured by scientists. One night I was lying in bed and thought I saw ET pop up outside my window--I leapt out of bed and ran screaming to my parents' bedroom!  

John 
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I went to see a movie with my 2 older brothers once. I was maybe 5 or 6 years old. After we had seen the movie, it stopped showing at the theatre. So I just assumed that every movie that we saw from then on was only at that theatre long enough for us to see it and then it was gone. I realized that this was wrong a couple of months later after we had seen a movie and it was still at that theatre afterwards.

Ann
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I used to love watching biography films as a child and assumed someone, somewhere was filming everything, everyone did - just in case they became famous. A bit like The Truman Show, but happening to all of us.

Zagella
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when i was little and saw the first star wars movies multiple times in different theaters, i was confused because i thought that the actors were *behind* the screen... how could they be in two theaters at once?

captain bleep
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I seem to recall my mother telling me that before the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" there were two other Close Encounters movies before this one. I never recall seeing them on video or otherwise. On a related subject, I'm still awaiting sequels to "History of the World Part I"

a former child
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When I was 5 my dad asked me if I wanted to see really scary looking goblins. I asked if they looked real (cuz I was curious as to if goblins were real.) and he led me to believe that the golblins WERE real. By now I was REALLY curious so I said yes lets see them. So my dad put 'March of the Wooden Soldiers' on (VHS) and we watched it until the goblins came out. I remember crying because I wanted to see REAL goblins...not a bunch of guys in suits.

Mike
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When I first saw the films Tron and In the Mind's Eye (something like that), I thought the 3d graphics were awesome!

I hate myself now...

your cat
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One of the first times I saw "The Wizard of Oz" my father informed me that what the Wizard actually gave the Tin Man was a bomb (because it was ticking). And for many years after that I was SURE that every time I saw the movie I just MUST have missed the part where the bomb explodes, or that those scenes were cut from the TV version of the movie.

Tony
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When I was 9 or so I knew that the people kissing in movies weren't really married. So when I saw my first movie with a sex scene, I was scandalized that these unmarried people were having sex!

Fortunately my friend's older sister was there to explain that there were things called "rubbers" that the actors used, so nothing really touched and it wasn't really sex. What a relief.

Anon
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A kid that lived near me was convinced that actors in action films were all in fact just wax dummies. We later discovered that his mother had informed him that the melting German agents at the climax of Raiders Of The Lost Ark were wax dummies, and he had taken this to mean that all people in films were made of wax!

Adam
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I thought that there was a 'most handsome man on the planet' and that it was Christopher Reeve because my mother always told me that. Therefore, when someone was considered 'handsome', I thought it was because they looked a little bit like Christopher Reeve.

Anon
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my favourite super hero was the green lantern so I asked my parents for a ring. they took me shopping and I found one that was shaped like home plate and had my initial carved on it.
when i was about 8 or 9 i was allowed to stay home for a couple of hours without a babysitter. so I zoned out in front of the television and flipped through the stations using the big brown box we used to have as a remote (3 rows of 12 or so rectangular buttons that you pressed down to get a new channel)
I ended up partially watching the Exorcist by myself. i say partially because i would press any other button quickly when it started to get too intense. However, I did manage to see enough of the movie to scare me into sleepless nights for almost a week. I would pull the covers over my head and clench the fist with the ring so tight that I would imagine a green lantern-type force field would suuround my bed - as long as my fist remained clenched.

chachi
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When I was little I had watched those old black and white "moving pictures" the ones that were made in the early part of the last century . People moved around in jerky movements on screen. I used to think that was how people really walked in those days.

Anon
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When I was little... My parents used to threaten my brother and I about... Well, their choice of a babysitter for us. "If you don't stop misbehaving," they'd say, "We'll get Freddy Kreuger to come babysit you!" And we fell for it. Every time. It wasn't until later that I realized Freddy exsisted only in the movies...

Punky
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I always wondered how James Bond could tell his real name to everyone and why the bad guys never recognized him from the movies. Maybe they just didnt know the movies...

dalubi
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When our city's theatres began showing X rated movies, I always knew there were
naked people in them but I had no idea what else ever went on in those movies.
I figured it was otherwise just a regular movie but no one bothered to wear clothes. I figured the worst that ever happened is that the men and women
pointed to each other's parts and giggled.

Anon
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