"Things you wouldn't know without the movies!"

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  1. AaronMg

    AaronMg Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi everyone. I recieved this as a forward and thought that you guys would enjoy it. [​IMG]


    Things you wouldn't know without the movies!

    1. It’s easy for anyone to land a plane, providing there is someone in the control tower to talk you down.

    2. Once applied, lipstick will never rub off, even while scuba diving.

    3. The ventilation system of any building is the perfect hiding place. No one will ever think of looking for you in there and you can travel to any other part of the building you want without difficulty.

    4. When paying for a taxi, don’t look at your wallet as you take out a bill. Just grab one at random and hand it over. It will always be the exact fare.

    5. Kitchens don’t have light switches. When entering a kitchen at night, you should open the fridge door and use that light instead.

    6. A single match will be sufficient to light up a room the size of a stadium.

    7. Medieval peasants had perfect teeth.

    8. A detective can only solve a case once he has been suspended from duty.

    9. It’s not necessary to say hello or goodbye when beginning or ending a phone conversation.

    10. A man will show no pain while taking the most horrible beating but will flinch when a woman tries to clean his wounds.

    11. Whenever a scary killer is chasing anyone, they choose to run upstairs rather than outside.

    12. A player on a football field can look up into a crowd of a thousand and immediately spot their GF.

    13. Television news bulletins usually contain a story that affects you personally at that precise time.

    14. It’s always possible to park directly outside the building you are visiting.

    15. The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window in Paris.
     
  2. Rob Gardiner

    Rob Gardiner Cinematographer

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    This one is true. On the commentary track for HOLY GRAIL, Terry Jones says they blacked out all the peasants' teeth in order to satisfy expectations. However, archaeological evidence shows they had good teeth after all. Why? Though they didn't have modern dentistry back then, they had no sugar industry either.

    BTW there is a lengthy thread on movie cliches in the MOVIES forum. Please check it out. [​IMG]
     
  3. Jim_F

    Jim_F Screenwriter

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    Heroin overdose is treated with intracardiac injection of epinephrine, resulting in instantaneous reversal. *snicker*

    (yes, I know the scene was tongue in cheek, like the rest of the movie)
     
  4. Chris

    Chris Lead Actor

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    You should always cut the blue wire.
     
  5. Erik.Ha

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    Are you sure??? I thought it was the Red Wire... No wait... Maybe it's the blue... Curse my explosive ordinance deactivation training!!!
     
  6. Garrett Lundy

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    *Anyone can win a swordfight, even against a highly skilled ninja assassin so long as he remembered what the drunk old man taught him three weeks ago over sake'

    *You don't have to reload a gun.

    *You don't need to use the bathroom except to shower.

    *The vintage cartoons on late at night are always eerily similar to events that are happening Right Now!

    *Everyone can drive stick.

    *Amazing feats of science and engineering can be quickly and easily accomplished so long as a plucky, attractive scientist knows exactly whats wrong three months before it happens.

    *The police don't really care about looking for you if you happen to wear a funny costume while you beat people up in the street.
     
  7. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    This one seems to happen more on television... more particularly during the 70's:

    People never drink in bars. They meet, order drinks, talk for a while and then leave without taking a sip.
     
  8. Bob Graz

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    No one ever has to stop for gas. Cars run indefinitely.
     
  9. MarkHastings

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    LOL - or they order drinks at the bar and the bartender just reaches down and pulls them out without even pouring them.
     
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    "Senior citizens, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose."
     
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    Things I learned from the movies:

    - When confronting a large man showboating in front of you with an even larger sword, you can always take him down with one shot from your gun.

    - You can pull the screw out of the door and keep it hidden from your principal.

    - Guys don't take "the pill".

    - When a fleet of Air Force pilots can't take out an enemy attacker, you can always rely on a drunken pilot flying a crop duster with a missile strapped to it to do the job right.

    - You can fake a stomach cramp, bend over moaning and wailing, lick your palms, and play hooky from school by joyriding into town with your girlfriend and your best friend in your best friend's father's mint-condition 1961 Ferrari GT with right-hand drive, getting a prime seat in the best upscale restaurant by claiming you're a sausage king and your best friend is the chief of police, taking in a baseball game, and being the star of a parade, while your parents think you're sick, your school and your hometown thinks you're in need of a kidney and lung transplant, and your school principal thinks you're a juvenile delinquent, but you can always rely on your kid sister to bail you out by assaulting your principal in your kitchen then later on blackmailing him by throwing his wallet to your dog so he can attack the principal.

    - The Force is ALWAYS with us.

    - Bad guys can fire 50 billion rounds at you all they want and completely miss you, while all it takes for one shot from your gun to take down several guys at once.

    - Stocks may rise and fall, utilities and transportation systems may collapse, people are no damn good, but they will always need land and they will pay through the nose to get it. Remember the key word here: LAND.

    - You can always count on the number 200 being one person's weight and another person's IQ.

    - Greed is good. The name of the game is making money.

    - Kilroy was always here.

    - Joe's has the best eats anywhere.

    - Ahnuld will ALWAYS be back.

    - When driving through the desert, cops always hide behind the large billboard.
     
  12. Ricky Hustle

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    In Hollywood movies, the good guy always wins.

    No one ever takes a crap.

    Convertibles will never mess up your hair.
     
  13. MarkHastings

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    Another tv thing:

    -The living room couch is NEVER up against a wall.
     
  14. Chris

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    In hollywood movies, very rarely does drive through trash blow out of said convertibles when the top goes down.

    Restrooms are for decoration and beating people up, not for actual use.
     
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    During a shoot-out, your gun will always be just slightly out of reach.
     
  16. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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    The Villain will always spend enough time talking trash and bragging in your face before killing you to allow either:

    - you to come up with a MacGyver-like plan to defeat him, or

    - someone else to show up in the nick of time and take him out before he kills you.

    Parodied to great effect in "Van Helsing." [​IMG]
     
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    -Stormtroopers (or insert virtually any bad guy here) can't shoot worth a shit!

    -Good guys, when having the main villian in his sights too early in the movie, can't shoot worth a shit!
     
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    i always found this hilarious because Obi Wan commented on how accurate the storm troopers were when they took out the jawas
     
  19. BryanZ

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    You can always count on the opening to destroy the second Death Star being wide enough for the Millenium Falcon to fly through yet the first one was only two meters wide.

    The Emperor had a great deal of forsight. [​IMG]

    You can decipher and disable an entire alien civilization software code with an Apple laptop computer.

    People won't recognize you without your glasses. (Superman)

    Apes will one day rule the Earth.

    Villains never run out of gas in car chases.

    Of course, a mob of bad guys attack the good guy one at a time.

    Duct tape and a Swiss Army knife can get you out of any situation.
     
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    Computer hackers always have the blue/green shadow from the CRT casting on their faces.
     

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