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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
I believed that the film "Home Alone" was actually called "Homer Lone" and that that was the name of Macaulay Culkins character.
When I was 6, the movie 'Jurassic Park' came out and we rented it. I remember being particularily affected by the scene with the velociraptors (sp?) in the kitchen. That night, and many nights afterward, I would check all around my room to make sure there weren't any raptors hiding in there.
When my friend was little her and her brothers used to go to the video store to rent a movie and they always wanted to rent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which she hated. She would find a different movie but they would tell her "You have to find one with the movie in it otherwise they don't have it" so she would go down every aisle picking up every case to find one with a movie in it....needless to say they always ended up with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
I saw The Wizard of Oz on TV while very young and thought the Cowardly Lion was always talking about his "cabbage". The lack of logic didn't bother me, since I couldn't follow the plot anyway and was just watching for more flying monkeys and dancing midgets
When I was 5, my parents inadvertantly took me to the drive-in to see Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds". They didn't know about his films and didn't know a film called "The Birds" wouldn't be OK for kids. My uncle and Grandmother lived with us at the time. My uncle told me that if my Dad didn't brick up the fireplace, the birds would come in and peck me to death (as in the film). I was scared to death for weeks, and had to sleep in my Grandmother's room for protection.
My sisters and I wanted to know why the Wicked Witch of the West dissolved when water was thrown on her at the end of The Wizard of Oz. My mom told us it was because she was made of brown sugar. Makes sense...right? I thought so until I was in my twenties.
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.
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
When I went to the pictures as a child, there would be trailers before the film for things that were coming soon. At the end of some of them, the announcer would say "Coming soon, only in theatres," or "To a theatre near you".
I used to think "Wow, that film isn't even out yet and already they're making a play out of it? It must be REALLY good!"
I must have been twelve or so when I read that the first cinemas were called "Electric Theatres" and it suddenly clicked that they must be using old-fashioned terminology for cinemas. Until then I actually thought that all these kids' films were getting made into stage shows.
Once while watching a video with my grandmother, i saw that warning about copyright infringement but the only word i recognized was WARNING. I asked my grandma what the warning said, and she replied "oh, That's not for kids." Naturally, i assumed it must be something really bad and she just didn't want me to be scared. I spent the whole movie worrying about what terrible danger the video was trying to warn me about and wondering how my elderly grandmother was supposed to protect me from it. Eventually i decided it was a tornado warning and every time we watched a video after that i'd mentally plan my escape from the tornadoes that were out to get me.
When I was very young, whenever I would watch a video, there would be this nagging worry in the back of my mind that I was inconveniencing the actors by making them come over and act out the movie all over again.
I waited for the mail to come on my 11th birthday so that I could get my letter to Hogwarts... It never came.
I also used to believe that America's Independence Day was the actual liberation of America from aliens thanks to the movie Independence Day. I was quite young at the time, if that's any excuse.
I believed that everytime I kissed my David Cassidy poster he'd feel it back home in Hollywood.
When I was young and wanted to watch movies that were a little more mature than I was - My father would tell me they were musicals and I wouldn't like them...
It wasn't until college that I found out Rocky, Flashdance, and Porky's were not musicals.
I had to leave the movie theater during Star Wars because I thought the actors were live on stage and Jaba the Hut would eat me.
For some reason I used to think that all films were 90 minutes long and I remember having an argument with my room mate at college when he tried to convince me otherwise. I must have been at least 18 at the time! Having now seen several films which are shorter/longer than 90 minutes I've realise the error of my ways...
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.
As a child, I didn't know what rewinding a tape was. I always assumed that the actors just got back into position and some would even get fed up with having to do the same scene over and over for me. I tried not to rewind it too many times because I was afraid they were going to yell at me that they were tired of having to do it over and over. The funny thing is that recently, here in the US, they have started showing commercials for TVO (I think) where you can rewind live tv and the actors pretend like they are having to do it all over again. One even says, "Do you think we will make it this time?" (the scene is about a car in the air apparently trying to make it to the other side) and the other actor replies, "Do we ever make it?" and the car proceeds to fall. So apparently I wasn't the only one to believe this.