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When I was 7, I watched Stand and Deliver. When the guy has a heart attack, I asked, "did he really have a heart attack?(refering to the actor)" My mom told me yes, (refering to the actual person the movie was based on.) I thought, if he's having a heart attack, why won't the camera man or director help him?!

Tori
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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.

justine
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I used to believe that all the people killed by King Kong in the 1980's movie were really killed because they were condemned criminals on death row that were going to be killed anyway.

Chris
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The first time I saw a 3D/IMAX movie my parents joked that they should release smells into the movie theatre to make it even more realistic. I thought they were serious and I was very disappointed that it didn't smell like anything when I got inside. I got even more disappointed when there really weren't any smells piped in during the movie!

Movie Jane
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I always wanted a pony when I was little and used to believe that the horses which were killed in cowboy films where really killed !!! I used to think - "I only want ONE, you think they could spare me a pony instead of shooting so many in one go!"

Julie Leighton
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I was very dillusional as a child, and my favorite movie was (and still is) The Nightmare Before Christmas. When I wanted someone to tell me a story, my auntie would tell me that story. At the end of each time, she would say that Skelleton Jack did have children. Then she always told me I was one of them. I believed this until I turned, like, 11. ((thats terrible...))

jacks kid.
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I was about 5 when my dad took me to the cinema for the first time. Sat there with a tub of popcorn about the size of me and enough coke to fill as swimming pool, my eyes widened as the curtains parted and I shouted "Look dad! They've got magic curtains!"

The magic of cinema...

CFC 4 Life
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I used to believe that the actors in movies had to have the same names as the characters they played. This really confused me when I saw Robin Williams in several movies, playing different characters each time. I figured he must have a LOT of twin brothers.

Nina
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when i was about 5-6 years old, i used to think that all the stuff that's shown in movies was actually happening somewhere, and that someone else videotaped those people without their knowledge :)

Anon
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I used to watch cowboy films and wonder who on earth would volunteer to play the indians that got shot. I figured that they must be played by depressed people who didn't care if they got killed.

Barrel O'Lard
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I used to believe that movies were shot in the exact order that you saw them on screen. For instance, Scene One was shot first, Scene two second, and so on. For some reason, I was VERY upset when I learned that wasn't so!

Xornia
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When I was very young, my favorite movie was "Lady and the Tramp." Well, there's one scene in the dog pound where a dog is taken away to be put down. Not understanding that animals are put to sleep in animal shelters, I asked, "Mommy, where are they taking that dog? And why are the other dogs all sad?" She replied, "They're taking him to get a bath, honey." At the time, I believed her without questioning. I don't remember how old I was when I found out that she was lying.

MaeghanJade
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When I was younger (about 8), I used to get Alfred Hitchcock confused with Adolf Hitler, because of their names.

Maeghan Jade
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I used to believe that Marilyn Monroe and Betty Boop were the same person.

Madame Butterfly
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When I was younger, I saw a James Bond -007 movie. The next day, I received many amused looks and puzzled stares as I described to everyone how James Bond pushed a button in his hotrod and how the "ejaculation seat" sent the occupant flying through the roof of the car!

Louanne
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We used to listen to the soundtrack to _Fiddler On the Roof_ constantly when I was little. When the second daughter is leaving home, she says, "Papa! God alone knows when we shall see each other again." I heard this as "Got a long nose when we shall see each other again." I figured she meant "we'll be very old," since the oldest person I knew, my grandmother, had indeed got a very long nose.

beofish
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Since I can remember, I was CONVINCED that the people in Pocahantas were Spanish, not English. I think it was because I saw something else with Spanish people who wore similar clothes. (For some reason I never wondered why a Spanish person would be named John Smith). :)

cool cat
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When I was in Elementary school, for some strange and unknown reason I used to think that the actors in movies consisted of dead bodies that were used as puppets so real people didn't have to do it. Very creepy, now that I think of it.

Moiqe
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When I was little my older sisters used to go to the 'pictures' on a Friday or Saturday night. I didn't realise that 'pictures' meant the cinema and I used to envisage my sisters and their friends walking around a museum or art gallery type of set up just looking at pictures. I once asked them to let me know if they saw a picture of Knight Rider, they thought I was very weird.

Sara
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I used to think that the movie ratings stood for:

G - Good
PG - Pretty Good
PG-13 - Pretty Good (if you're over 13)
R - Really Bad

It wasn't until I was 9 or 10 that I actually took the time to read what they stood for.

Anon
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