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When I was little, a movie came out called "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum". For the longest time I thought it was "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Farm".
Back when the film "Aliens" came out, I was reading an article about it and how it was 'seven years in the making' after the first film. I thought that meant "Aliens" took seven whole years to film. The kicker was that I was 13 years old at the time and should have known better. ;P
When I saw the original "Amityville Horror" film, it was the first time I had heard the name "Jodie"--the name the daughter gives the evil demonic pig. For years after that I believed anyone named "Jodie" was evil.
When I was younger, I used to believe when movies would show the attention slide, that “no unauthorized reproduction” meant that it was illegal for people to have sex in a movie.
When I was seven I went to Disney World, and we rode on this one ride in MGM Studios that was about a bunch of various movies (I think it was called the Great Movie Ride or something). And there were narrators, who doubled as actors I guess, but I had no clue about that part.
When we got to this one part, one of the narrators (who was also an actor, which I didn't know) was doing this Old West hold-up-type thing. And she ran into this building and the building CAUGHT FIRE!!!! So I thought she caught fire too NOOO! The flames were apparently real too...you could feel the heat as we went past them. And I was just like "WHY WOULD THEY JUST KILL HER LIKE THAT?!"
I stood corrected when she came back out at the end of the ride. YAY!
I always thought when someone died in a movie that the person who died was played by a person on death-row so the directors always hired them to make it more realistic
I used to believe the D in the Disney logo was a backwards G. I never understood why.
I used to believe that the pirates on the pirates of the caribbean ride would come to life and eat me!
when i was 3 or 4 i was obsessed with the movie snow white and the seven dwarves, and i thought all dwarves mined for jewels like the ones in the movie. so when i saw one in the grocery store i yelled to my mom 'where's her pick axe?!'
You know that commercial for the movie "Milk"? He´s on stage, yelling, "I am here to recruit you!" But I was sure I heard, "I am here to make fruit juice!" I knew that couldnt be right, but I had no idea what it could be....
i used to think that movie stars were born in space and lived on stars. that's why they were so beautiful and famous and why all the people i knew weren't famous. also, they were born in the stars and everyone admired them so they wanted them to be in their movies.
good theory though!
I used to believe Tim Burton was the son of Richard Burton. And not only as a child, I was about 20 when I found out they're not related at all.
Around 8th grade I took a scene in Adam Sandler's "The Water Boy" too seriously. It was when he snuck a girl into his house while his mother was sleeping. (His mother had always warned him to stay away from girls) The girl asked if this was okay and he told her that "What mama doesn't see won't hurt her." It then zoomed into the mother sleeping-she was wearing an eyemask. I thought that her son had placed it on her so that she wouldn't be able to see him with a girl.
I took some parts of movies way too literally as an elementary to middle schooler. For instance until I actually saw "Titanic" I use to think that when Jack told Rose not to ever let go-he meant that she had to hold onto his dead body forever. Hence around fifth grade when forced to reinact the scene with a younger girl who had seen the movie in the afterschool program (I had to play Jack-she was Rose of course) when I had to tell her to never let go-and she would let go of me I would shout "You let go!" She insisted to me that Jack didn't say that.
It wasn't until I saw the movie on tv with my mother finally that I realized it was a promise that Rose had to hold onto that she would remain alive.
Until I was about 7 I thought movies had life cycles. All brand-new movies were cartoons. Then when they were older they turned into live-action movies. Then they turned into old grainy live-action movies. After that they turned into black-and-white cartoons, and then into black-and-white movies, and then into silent films. All because someone once told me that black-and-white films were "old movies".
When I was younger I used to believe that the Reading Cinema didn't have any sound but had subtitles which you had to read.I later found out that "Reading" was just the last name of the owner of the cinema.
I used to beleive that in order to rewind a film the actors would have to re-act the whole movie backwards.
I thought for the longest time that the movie "Letters From Iwo Jima" was called "Letters From A Two Jima". I didn't get why it was "a two", but when I finally figured out I was misreading it it made a lot more sense.
Growing up, my father was telling me about Hitler's rise to power, and how he had blackshirt stormtroopers before an army, and having seen Empire Strikes Back at the ripe age of 5 or 6, the stormtroopers uniforms really scared the pants off me.
Me: you mean stormtroopers were real?
Pops: well of course
Me: are any still alive?!
Pops: it wasn't *that* long ago.
Me: (most important) DO THEY STILL HAVE THIER UNIFORMS??!?
Pops:well I'm sure some still have them hidden in the back of thier closets..
YEARS of terror.
I used to believe that all movies were documentaries, real things that had been filmed when they happened. I always marvelled that they had such great camera technology in ancient Egypt, but rode in chariots because they didn't have cars.