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I used to believe that the past was really in black an white (like in the movies) and color was a recent addition.
I used to think they actually killed the actor who played Robocop, like all his scenes as Alex Murphy were done first, then the director had the actor killed on screen and that OCP was a real company and financed the movie studio(that hows they gave them Ed 209 robot, and the armor parts for robocop)
I usesd to believe that black and white movies were once in color. I thought that over time the color would dissappear.
I thought the movie 'Land Before Time' was actually called 'Lamb Before Time'. I couldn't figure out where all the sheep where.
When I was a kid and watched Star Wars for the first time with my dad (I was about 6) I still couldn't read very well so he read the opening text out loud. At one point it mentions the "evil galactic emperor" but for some reason I misheard it as the "evil elastic emperor" and imagined he was like an evil Stretch Armstrong type guy.
I used to believe that in actions movies when extras would die that the director would go out and find homeless people to actually kill. Granted this was before i knew what special effects were.
I thought that when a movie showed a kid and then later showed the same person as an adult that they were actually the same person and they had to wait for the kid to grow up to film the rest of the movie. I figured they must shoot the same scene with at least two different kids just in case one of them died before they became an adult.
I used to beleive that every film that was on tv was real and about a persons real life. so when the credits came on the screen at the end i couldnt understand why the whole cast had 2 names!!
When I was young my parents let me watch Terminator 2. Somewhere in the film it said the whole world would end in 1997. I believed this to be true until 1997 came and nothing happened.
The first time I saw the movie "San Francisco" from 1936 with Clark Gable and Spener Tracy I was in early grade school. I believed for a long time that Gable started the 1906 earthquake because it begins right after his character tosses his loving cup filled with gold coins to the stage.
After seeing a Friday the 13th movie I was scared to death of anything going into my ears while I slept. I believed though that if I slept with the covers up over my ears I'd be protected from Freddy Cougar stabbing my ears with a q-tip. I still sleep like that and can't sleep unless the blanket is over my ears.
At the end of the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade I thought that Harrison Ford and Sean Connery really got immortality because they drank off the ("real") holy grail. That made me jealous of them that they were so priviledged to be in a movie that makes them immortal. In a way of course - I was right.
I used to believe that movies were different everytime you watched it. I kept watching The Little Mermaid over and over again because I truly believed that one of the times I watched it, Eric would get to kiss Ariel during the boat trip in the lagoon.
You know how really old movies are in black and white? Well, I used to believe that movies became black and white over a long period of time because all the colour faded away. So when I went to see a movie when I was about 7, I thought 'Wow this is going to be in black and white in 60 years :O'
When my mother was young, she used to watch American musicals like Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and South Pacific etc and believed that in America people broke out into song and dance in the street whenever the mood took them.
When I was little, I used to believe that the movies where the actor goes from a child to an adult was really the actor as a child and the director had to wait until the actor was an adult before he could film the adult part of the movie.
One of the first times I saw "The Wizard of Oz" my father informed me that what the Wizard actually gave the Tin Man was a bomb (because it was ticking). And for many years after that I was SURE that every time I saw the movie I just MUST have missed the part where the bomb explodes, or that those scenes were cut from the TV version of the movie.
When the movie "Beauty and the Beast" came out my little sister (who was about 3 or 4 at the time) thought the title was "Beauty and the Beach". If you tried to correct her she would scream at the top of her lungs and would not be convinced that the movie was not about a beach.
When I saw previews for The Lion King before other Disney films, I saw people taking pictures of real animals. From that I drew the belief that Lion King was a movie of live animals that was shot on to special "animated film," which made the movie animated.
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.