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The lessons we learn from movies

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Initial post: Oct 24, 2012, 9:59:34 PM PDT
RichieV says:
Movies are entertainment, but we can also learn valuable lessons as well.

1) You gotta have the hole already dug before you show up with the body--Casino

2) Always bet on black--Passenger 57

3) If someone asks you if you are a god, you say yes--Ghost Busters

4) Never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger --Teen Wolf

5) Always let the Wookie win--Star Wars

What lessons have you learned from watching movies?

Posted on Oct 27, 2012, 10:08:53 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 27, 2012, 10:29:02 AM PDT
RichieV says:
I also learned from Zombieland, when killing zombies you must always give them a double tap. This will come in handy when the zombie apocalypse finally arrives.

Posted on Oct 29, 2012, 9:27:58 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2012, 9:28:26 AM PDT
Kevin Beirne says:
When counting to three before doing something - you go on three. - Lethal Weapon

Several bananas up a tailpipe will cause a mid to late 80's model car to stall. - Beverly Hills Cop

Never touch a black man's radio. - Rush Hour

When you are going to kill someone, never hesitate. - Die Hard

If you are training for a title fight, get yourself access to a meat packing plant for practice. - Rocky

If you find a satchel filled with 2 million dollars cash, put the money in a different satchel, as that one you found it in might have a homing device. - No Country For Old Men

Don't hatch elaborate plot to have your wife kidnapped to extort ransom out of her wealthy father, could get messy. - Fargo

Don't trust computers - especially with the major life functions and mission commands of a deep space mission. - 2001: A Space Odyssey

Never open the door for strangers, despite their claims that theirs been an accident and someone is laying in the road bleeding to death. - A Clockwork Orange

Don't underestimate the designer and architect of a deep space exploration vessel's attachment to his ship before actually going on a deep space exploration mission with him. Again - could get ugly - you could end up going through an inter-dimensional portal to a realm of eternal pain and suffering. - Event Horizon

Don't play aloud audio recording of the findings of an anthropologist who discovered a text bound in flesh he believes to be the Book of the Dead. - Evil Dead

Don't go swimming in the ocean naked around dusk by yourself. - Jaws

Don't leave Carrie Fischer standing at the altar on her wedding day. - The Blues Brothers

Posted on Oct 29, 2012, 6:17:54 PM PDT
RichieV says:
If there is a serial killer on the loose, don't say, "I'll be right back" if you want to survive. - Scream

Posted on Oct 29, 2012, 7:39:20 PM PDT
Don't trust a guy whose talk about how great the Sith is the most unsubtle thing ever. - Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Posted on Oct 31, 2012, 6:42:20 AM PDT
Don't go back for the cat.

Don't worry about the first thing that jumps out at you, it's just a cat.

If you're in a horror movie, don't have sex until the movie's over.

Bad guys are dispensible, kill as many as you like.

If you're the hero, you are immune to machine gun fire.

Conversely, if you're not the hero, never wear a red shirt.

Walk calmly away from a building that's about to explode. You won't get hurt, and it looks cool.

When being pursued by a villain/pursuing a villian via cars, the cops will eventually join in. Ignore them, they're just there for decoration.

Cars always blow up. Always. So do helicopters.

If you're a mad scientist, don't even bother building a secret lair. It'll blow up/sink into the ocean/become a volcano.

Good guys never get eaten by sharks (well, Felix Leiter got nibbled on by one for a bit once.). Don't waste your money on them.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012, 9:34:14 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2012, 12:04:59 PM PST
Never expose a pet Mogwai to bright lights or sunlight because it could kill them. Never get them wet, and NEVER ever feed them past midnight. - Gremlins

Posted on Nov 14, 2012, 9:43:28 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 14, 2012, 1:03:58 PM PST
If you're Clint Eastwood, Bruce Willis, Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Stevign Seagal - you never get killed,

Edit. I'm really sorry - that was a genuine typo error, lol!!!! :)))

Posted on Nov 14, 2012, 9:49:48 AM PST
Roman85 says:
Never trust a Bishop......(Alien 3)
Never bring a carcus back to study.....(The Thing)
Never interfere with history....especially when it involves your parents to be(Back to the Future)
Never try to rob Paul Kersey (Death Wish)
Never take on the Predator on a crowded subway...(Predator 2)
Never trust Sharon Stone (Total Recall, Basic Instinct, The Specialist)
Never upset Clint Eastwood....punk!!

Posted on Nov 14, 2012, 11:55:32 AM PST
Laust Cawz says:

Posted on Nov 14, 2012, 12:59:36 PM PST
vivazappa says:
If you get tied to a chair and hear the begining of "Stuck in the Middle" be prepared to look like Van Gogh...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012, 4:43:04 PM PST
Kevin Beirne says:
If you even set eyes on Micheal Madsen in a black suit, with a fountain pop in his hand, within close proximity to a empty warehouse or a bank - run like hell.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012, 4:54:28 PM PST
Kevin Beirne says:
Don't pretend to be Daniel Day-Lewis' long lost brother. - There Will Be Blood

Don't visit Gary Oldman at his residence when it isn't "White Boy Day". - True Romance

Don't pretend to deliver pizza to Gary Oldman's office but actually have a bag full of guns and ammo and the intent to kill. - The Professional

Don't mess with Jean Reno - ever. Especially if he is attempting to help a young Natalie Portman who just lost her family. - The Professional

Don't get separated from Burt Reynolds while on canoeing trip with him. - Deliverance

Don't try to shoot Marcellus Wallace inside "Spider's" place of business. - Pulp Fiction

Don't go after Marlon Brando in the jungles of Vietnam. - Apocalypse Now

Don't get assigned to Denzel Washington on your first day as a police officer. - Training Day

Posted on Nov 14, 2012, 5:27:46 PM PST
Don't try to convince Peter Stormare that we just had breakfast. If he is itching to go to pancakes house, go out of your way and backtrack if necessary. He's hungry now, you know.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012, 6:09:44 PM PST
Don't get the Hulk angry; you won't like it when he's angry (Hulk, The Incredible Hulk, and The Avengers).

If you open the Ark of the Covenant, your face will melt (Raiders of the Lost Ark).

If you're rich and powerful, then you're the bad guy...or as good as dead.

If you're a white man going to a strange place with strange people, you're a bad guy...or are about to learn some valuable life lessons (Dances with Wolves, Ferngully, Pocahontas, Atlants: The Lost Empire, District 9, and Avatar among many, many, many others).

If you become infatuated with a con-artist, you're making yourself wide-open to be conned (House of Games).

If you're being paid a great deal of wealth to retrieve the three remaining manuscripts of the Nine Gates to the Shadow Kingdom, DO NOT ACCEPT THE OFFER (The Ninth Gate)!

The next time you go on a dangerous quest that's very likely to get several people in your party killed and others physically, mentally and emotionally scarred for life just to throw an evil magic ring into a volcano, just summon the eagles to take you all the way there and save yourself the hassle (The Lord of the Rings trilogy; credit goes to How LotR Should Have Ended for coming up with that idea).

If you're a Democrat or otherwise a Liberal, you may be quirky, but in the end, you simply have a heart of gold. If your a Republican or otherwise a Conservative, you are the devil...or just have your head stuck firmly up your aiorse.

Animals are so adorable, especially the cuddly little woodland creatures. Man is evil and destructive, and little girls are THE DEVIL (the first two are pretty much Bambi; the latter is Waterboy)!

If you want an enlightening learning experience about war, polution and the destruction of the forest and wildlife at large, just decapitate the head of the forest spirit so that it goes on a killing spree, reattach it, and watch it kill everything in sight and reflourish the forest itself...really, who cares about the talking wolves (Princess Mononoke)?

If your name is Harry Sache, expect to get prank called for two months nonstop (Beavis and Butthead, specifically the episode titled ''Prank Call'').

Remember what Alfred Hitchcock said, ''It's only a moooooovie!'' (real quote)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 5:46:04 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2012, 11:40:13 AM PST
C. J. Vasta says:
"If you're in a horror movie, don't have sex until the movie's over."

Somewhat useless advice, most of the cast doesn't know they are in a horror situation until halfway through the movie. Then there's the fact that Modern Horror movies often act like a jerk will kill someone in the last few seconds even though the movie's supposed to be over.

"Conversely, if you're not the hero, never wear a red shirt." Is this a Star Trek reference, because it's not really true. Scotty wore a red shirt and he usually emerged without a scratch. The security officers were generally the most vulnerable but any-non regular was fair game no matter what color his unoform. Since red, hides blood in some movies might be a lot safer than wearing white.

A better rule is that wearing a uniform or any outfit that denies your individuality decreases your overall competence and survival chances. If you're a hero or a villian, you're going survive a lot longer if you have a funny nickname and some stylizations to your uniform to make you stand out.


Posted on Nov 15, 2012, 8:16:58 AM PST
Just because you can bring Dinosaurs back to life doesn't mean that you should. Don't do it. The Dinosaurs always end up breaking out of their habitats and preying on Humans. - Jurassic Park

Posted on Nov 15, 2012, 8:21:30 AM PST
Always wear knickers when being interrogated by the police.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012, 8:24:46 AM PST
Always keep your eyes open and hands on the handlebars when riding a bike.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012, 10:10:00 AM PST
C. Hall says:
Things You Wouldn't Know Without Movies!

During all police investigations it will be necessary to visit a strip club at least once.

All telephone numbers in America begin with the digits 555.

Most dogs are immortal.

If being chased through town, you can usually take cover in a passing St. Patrick's Day parade - at any time of the year.

All beds have special L-shaped cover sheets which reach up to the armpit level on a woman but only to waist level on the man lying beside her.

All grocery shopping bags contain at least one stick of French Bread.

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

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

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.

If you need to reload your gun, you will always have more ammunition -even if you haven't been carrying any before now.

You're very likely to survive any battle in any war unless you make the mistake of showing someone a picture of your sweetheart back home.

Should you wish to pass yourself off as a German officer, it will not be necessary to speak the language. Even a bad German accent will do.

If your town is threatened by an imminent natural disaster or killer beast, the mayor's first concern will be the tourist trade or his forthcoming art exhibition.

The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window in Paris.

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

If a large pane of glass is visible, someone will be thrown through it before long.

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.

It is always possible to park directly outside any building you are visiting.

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

If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone you bump into will know all the steps.

Most laptop computers are powerful enough to override the communication systems of any invading alien civilization.

It does not matter if you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts - your enemies will wait patiently to attack you one by one by dancing around in a threatening manner until you have knocked out their predecessors.

When a person is knocked unconscious by a blow to the head, they will never suffer a concussion or brain damage.

No one involved in a car chase, hijacking, explosion, volcanic eruption or alien invasion will ever go into shock.

Police Departments give their officers personality tests to make sure they are deliberately assigned a partner who is their total opposite.

When they are alone, all foreigners prefer to speak English to each other.

You can always find a chainsaw when you need one.

Any lock can be picked by a credit card or a paper clip in seconds, unless it's the door to a burning building with a child trapped inside.

An electric fence, powerful enough to kill a dinosaur will cause no lasting damage to an eight-year-old child.

SWAT Teams and trained snipers will never hit their targets first time

Anyone with no computer education or training is capable of cracking complex encryption algorithms, ...... inside 60 seconds

Top Secret confidential information can be downloaded from the Internet because Top Secret agencies have no firewalls to stop hackers.

Whenever a computer malfunctions, smoke will pour and sparks will always fly from the keyboard, monitor and any LED in the same room.

Television news bulletins usually contain a story that affects you personally at that precise moment you turn the television on.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012, 11:54:58 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2012, 12:00:21 PM PST
"During all police investigations it will be necessary to visit a strip club at least once."

Ha, it's the truth! And there must be hundreds of hookers walking the streets because everytime the detectives go to the police station there's always a cop booking a prostitute.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012, 12:06:46 PM PST
Any movie with an overt message is not worth watching.

Any movie without a message may be full of wisdom.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012, 1:16:00 PM PST
D. Larson says:
If you are a policeman, whether detective or uniform, spend the weeks leading up to your retirement locked in a reinforced closet. Hide. Avoid your partner. Take no phone calls. Do not go onto "the street". Under no circumstances should you "take one last case" or "tie up some loose ends" or "break in this new rookie".

'Cause if you do, you'll never get to see that gold watch.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012, 1:23:35 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2012, 1:25:37 PM PST
MTK says:
Never talk about Fight Club. - Fight Club

Always "take care of business" before a hot date. - There's Something About Mary

Always check your mileage after getting your 1961 Ferrari GT250 checked in by valet parking. - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Do not drop pig's blood on a Prom Queen with Pschokinetic powers. - Carrie

Do NOT let George Lucas near a director's chair on any subsequent Star Wars Sequels (or Prequels!)- I: The Phantom Menace (1999),
II: Attack of the Clones (2002)
III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Posted on Nov 16, 2012, 7:03:39 AM PST
D. Larson says:
If you have just done a crime (or have been falseky accused of doing a crime), you can be sure that when you flip on the radio or the TV any time, day or night, an announcer will be talking about that crime. There will be nothing else on the news but your crime. It will be te the leader in the newspaper too, but since nobody reads newspapers anymore, that's not as big a deal.
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