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I used to believe that Storm Troopers in the Star Wars films were Robots. It never occurred to me to question how Luke and Han could put on the suits if there was a robot inside.
i used to think that the batman logo was a mouth with some funky looking teeth... until one day many many many years later I realized it was actually a bat!
I was [and still am] obsessed with Harry Potter. Almost every morning I thought I heard the Hogwarts express [they were just normal trains passing through town though]. When I turned 11 and didn't get my letter [via owl of course] and I waited until I heard the "hogwarts express" and when I realized it "left without me" I started bawling. I was distraught for days.
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!
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!
I thought for a while when I was younger that my brother Jason was Jason from Friday the 13th because they had the same name.
When I Was 5, I Used To Believe That Whatever You Wrote On The Outside Of A VHS Cassette Tape, Is What You Would See. So I Wrote, "Grown People Movie" On The Side And Inserted It Into The VCR.I Still Saw Little Red Riding Hood, So I Figured It Didn't Work, Because I Probably Spelled "People" Wrong.
I figured out how women got pregnant from the movie "Grease" when I was six or seven years old. When Rizzo and her boyfriend are in the car about to have sex (I didn't know what they were about to do, of course), and the condom breaks, I thought it was a plastic ring, like the kind you get from cereal boxes, that they used as a symbol of their relationship. From that point on, I thought that if a piece of jewellery that a guy gives you breaks, you get pregnant.
The way I figured out she was pregnant was because she says she "skipped a period". Naturally, I thought she skipped a period at school, and thought, "Well, I'd skip gym if I was pregnant." I'd probably seen the movie 10 times before I was old enough to realize what was actually going on.
I used to think IMAX stood for "I'M A Xylophone"!
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 think the WARNING messages at the beginning of movies for copyright reasons were actually urgent news messages broadcasting live to tell us important things. I was so freaked out cuz i couldn't read yet and didnt know what sort of dangers to watch out for!
When I was small (4 or 5) I believed that the monsters in the Japanese monster flicks were as tall as buildings and that there were a bunch of operators within the monster to operate its movement.
I beleived that disney cartoon features were the only real movies, but because they were so hard to make, sometimes people had to act in movies to create a sort of cheap immitation until a new "real" movie could be produced.
I used to believe that movie ratings stood for the following: G=Good, PG=Pretty Good, R=Rotten, X=Extra Rotten.
Now that I'm grown up, I have different thoughts on this.
My boyfriend used to believe that in every movie, they had to at some point say the name of the movie- to remind the audience of what they were watching.
When I was young, my mum and dad let me watch 'Terminator 2'. I knew it was a film, but what stuck with me was the idea that if you ever did anything important, someone would come back from the future and try to kill you. I used to crawl to my bed from the door, just in case there were snipers in a helicopter outside. I was about 14 at this time...
When I was 7 my Dad let me watch Jaws, after that I believed he was in my waterbed. I slept on the floor for 2 weeks until my parents agreed to buy me a new bed.
I never understood the magic of video cassettes. I truly thought that when inserting the cassete into your VCR, there was a signal sent to the studio, upon which the actors would immediately jump up and begin performing.
I used to believe that those movie previews shown on tv were like a puzzle, and if you were to gather each different one together and arrange the clips in the right way, you would have the whole movie.
When my twin sister and I were little we asked our mom if native americans were still alive today. When she said yes we took this to mean the same native americans were still alive today that were alive during the time of the western movies we saw. For years I believed that, much like elves, native americans lived forever.