I saw it in that movie.

by katelin on October 22, 2008

So it’s no surprise that I love Hollywood and movies and all that jazz. Although I talk about all celebs and TV and music and craziness, by far my most favorite Hollywoodish thing is the movies. I love movies. I aspire to gain fame similar to Siskel and Ebert and one day attend the Academy Awards (with a seat right next to Keanu and Sandra). A girl can dream right?

Anyhoo, where am I going with all of this? Well I’ve realized over the past couple of days that I have learned so much from the movies. I kid you not. People, events, sports terms, medical mysteries, I’ve learned about a ton of them from the movies. What have I learned you ask? Well… let me share.

  • The Flying V. I don’t really watch hockey and can’t really keep positions and moves down but I do know what the Flying V is and it’s all thanks to the Mighty Ducks.
  • William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pullitzer. Okay I don’t really want to admit this, but I have to. I didn’t know these guys were really people. I seriously thought it was just from Newsies, haha. Alas history class told me otherwise, but at least I’d heard of them right?
  • Canopic jars. Anubis. The Book of the Dead. Oh yeah, I learned about it all from the Mummy. Now it may not all be accurate, but heck I’d never heard of canopic jars before and when I saw them at the King Tut exhibit I felt pretty smart since I knew what they were for, haha.
  • Nikola Tesla. Again I don’t know why I’m admitting this, but I had no idea who this guy was until I saw the Prestige and even then I didn’t really know he was a real guy. What can I say? I don’t know a lot about history. But alas, when his name did come up I already knew what it had to do with, that’s a plus right?
  • A metro station in LA. Yes I have lived within twenty minutes of Los Angeles my entire life, however I was unaware of a metro station of any sort in the downtown vicinity until Keanu chased after the Dennis Hopper in Speed. Good to know.
  • Opes Dei. Did these people even exist before the DaVinci Code? I kid, I kid. But yeah I’d never heard of them and hope they’re not nearly as creepy as they were in the movie/book.

Seee? Movies are so educational? Who’d a thought. And of course there is also the nice general every day knowledge that some movies protrude as well…such as:

  • Don’t ever get on a big boat that doesn’t have enough life boats for everyone, thanks Titanic for that one.
  • If your nanny has a British accent and could tackle you in two seconds, chances are it’s your dad in drag…or just Robin Williams a la Mrs. Doubtfire.
  • When a bad guy is chasing you, it’s probably a good idea to not run upstairs as the opposite is demonstrated in almost every horror film.
  • When in doubt during the big football game, the Annexation of Puerto Rico always wins, just ask the Little Giants, they made it look so simple.
  • Chocolate solves everything, even during Lent. And it sounds even better when call it Chocolat.

And that’s just a smidgen of the plethora of knowledge and fun facts that movies have to offer, haha. Anything you’ve learned from the movies lately???

happy wednesday!

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