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When I was younger I believed that every movie (or piece of literature) that had the title of the movie (or book) in it was true. For example, "Pinocchio" was based on a true story because they said Pinocchio all the time.
You can imagine how terrifying this made everything.
When I was younger, about 5, I thought Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" (Dystopian Sci-Fi movie/novel) had something to do with an orange getting stuck in a clock and had no clue why it would get rated X because of that. I know now that it is a very violent movie and is condemned by Catholics.
I used to think that Dr. Doolittle (Dr. Doolittle) and Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady) were related to one another- amazing, since "Dr. Doolittle" is also "Professor Higgins"!
I used to believe that "adult movie" referred to documentaries and such; boring, educational movies that only adults would want to watch.
When I was a child I always heard my friends talking about the film "Never Ending Story". I was convinced that was really without a end, so I spent whole afternoons searchingthis strange channel that was transmitting the same story from years until the eternity.
I used to believe that "subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing" meant that if you put subtitles on the movie the audio would be harder to hear.
When I was younger I used to think that the enemy ships in Star Wars were called Type Writers (Not Tie Fighters as they actually are).
Also in the Hymn 'Lord of the Dance' i used to think that the line
'I am the lord of the dance said he'
'I am the Lord of the dance Settee'
which confused me some
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.
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.
When i was a kid my dad took me to see Return of the Jedi. Not old enough to fully understand what was going on, I asked why the Death Star wasn't all put together. Dad told me it was because the movie crew didn't finish building it in time for the filming.
I used to believe that whenever we put a movie in the VCR, alarms would go off at all of the actor's houses and they would all have to go to the studio to act out the movie for us.(the same thing went for animated movies too.)
Thanks to my cousin, I used to believe that Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street) lived in his attic. I guess he was bitter because when he was little he was told JFK's ghost lived there. I bet Freddy Krueger and JFK make great roommates!
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.
When I was younger, I believed that the Chinese Mann Theatre was built in honour of Bruce Lee.
When I first watched the movie Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts, her prostitute friend referred to someone as a "crack head". I had no idea what this term meant. I visualized a woman with a split running through the middle of her head.
I used to believe that movies were actually television news stories about really weird events. This was shattered at age 6 when I saw "The Making of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids."
I used to believe that videotape projected like a film strip, so I took a video of the movie "Beethoven" and drew on the tape inside with a Sharpie, hoping to make a working animated cartoon once I put it in the VCR. When it didn't work (it looked a little garbled in places, nothing more), I spit on the tape, thinking the wad of spit, being thicker than ink, would surely show up on the screen for one frame. It caused the tape to snap when I rewound it, and it made my mother very unhappy.
When I was a little girl I was completely in love with Superman (and still I am...). My parents explained me that it was just "fiction" and that nobody canīt fly. Then, when I was watching the movies and seeing him flying I believed that Christopher Reeve had a string tied at his waist (to avoid his fall down...) and everytime I saw those scenes where Superman goes to the outside space I always thought "wow... what a looooong string" :) (I was so cute)
I used to believe that there were little tiny men in the VCR that moved the wheels around the tapes I watched...This led to many destroyed VCRs while I tried to meet them.
When I first watched Jurassic Park I thought that in only a few years we would be able to clone dinosaurs for real and I remember looking through a book about dinosaurs trying to pick which one I wanted for a pet!