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7 Myths That Hollywood Movies Continue To Make Us Believe by Nobody: 7:07pm On Dec 08, 2014
To make millions, Hollywood sells its audiences lots of lies.
One of the most prominent lie that every moviegoer is bound to
see is the tag line, “based on a true story.” While some
elements of the tall tale might be true, movies based on a true
story mostly use a cut and paste method in order to sell a story
that audiences are sure to love. Since Hollywood’s version of
events are never really the whole truth, most audiences have
learned to take their media consumption with a grain of salt.
However, there are some lies that Hollywood has told, over and
over again. These lies are told so repeatedly, that many of them
are now being considered a fact. Some of these lies perpetuate
historical myths, while others involve a myth about a famous
unsinkable ship. So for your enjoyment, below is a list of 7 lies
that Hollywood continues to tell us.

7. Napoleon Was Short

In practically every movie, Napoleon Bonaparte is usually
played by a short actor and sometimes even a dwarf.
Napoleon’s height has become so famous that Napoleon even
had a complex named after him, the Napoleon Complex, or the
Short Man Syndrome. This complex means that to compensate
for a small stature, a short man such as Napoleon will act
aggressive and domineering. For a long time, Napoleon I was
thought to be a measly 5 ft 2 in. However, recent studies
suggest that the Emperor was actually 5ft 6 in, meaning that his
height was perfectly average for the time.

6. Flaming Arrows Were A Constant

Presence On The Medieval Battlefield
via:history-behind-game-of-thrones.com
In movies depicting battles during the medieval times, one
weapon that is constantly present is the flaming arrow. In
reality, the flaming arrow was not very common, because they
were so dangerous. Since medieval towns were filled with
straw and wood, the likeliness of everything going up in flames
during a battle with flaming arrows was strong. In fact, the only
time that medieval warriors used flaming arrows was when they
were intentionally trying to burn down an enemy town.
Hollywood has taken this form of battle to the extreme,
probably because a flaming arrow looks much more epic on a
big screen than a regular arrow.

5. There Were Only 300 Spartans At
Thermopylae

Even though the idea of there being a vastly outnumbered
group of Spartans at the battle of Thermopylae made for a great
movie, it’s pretty far from the truth. In actuality, there were
initially 5,000 troops at the battle. This figure dwindled down
after some of the army retreated, but the remaining troops are
thought to total around 3,000, and not 300. The story of 300
warriors fighting heroically against the Persian army is actually
a myth that was used to boost morale after the defeat by the
Persians.

4. The Trigger Happy Wild West

The typical Western movie contains a duel bar fights, and lots
of gunshots. Since most Westerns contain these important
components that make up a Western movie, most people think
that the Wild West was a place where just about everything
was settled with a gun. However, this myth is very far from
true. In reality, even rough frontier towns had very few
shooting incidents, especially when compared to the sheer
number of deaths featured in the typical Western film. In
addition, famous stories like that of Jesse James and Billy the
Kid are famous because outlaws such as these were so rare. So
it turns out that the Wild West wasn’t as sinister as Hollywood
has made it out to be.

Re: 7 Myths That Hollywood Movies Continue To Make Us Believe by Nobody: 7:12pm On Dec 08, 2014
3. We Only Use 10% Of Our Brain

Hollywood has continued to perpetuate the myth that we only
use 10 % of our brain through movies like Lucy and Limitless.
Although these movies might be exciting to watch, the science
behind them is incredibly flawed. The idea that we only use
10% of our brain is an urban legend that has been
wrongly attributed to people like Albert Einstein. However,
according to neurologist Barry Gordon, “we use virtually every
part of our brain, and that [most of] the brain is active almost
all the time.” In fact, if any part of our brain were slightly
damaged, the effects would be profound. So it turns out that
movies that perpetuate this myth are just doing so to score
some big bucks while giving the audience a thrill.

2. Girls Can Do Anything In Heels

Almost every female super hero outfit involves a pair of high
heels. For the average female, kicking butt while wearing five-
inch heels seems entirely unreasonable, but for the average
female superhero, it seems to be no problem at all. These super
heroes spend their days chasing down bad guys, getting into
fights and saving the world from imminent peril, without even
complaining about their sure to be soar feet. In addition, just
about every female action stars wears heels while she is
performing all her badass moves. For most girls, even walking
to the office in heels can be a challenge. However, Female
superheroes and action stars make performing even the most
physical tasks in heels, look incredibly easy.

1. The Titanic Was Unsinkable

James Cameron’s film Titanic is one of the most heart-
wrenching love stories of all time. However, one of the main
dramatic points in the movie is entirely made up. When the
Titanic is sinking at the end of the movie, the event seems all
the more tragic because the Titanic was the unsinkable ship,
However, the White Star Line never actually said that the
Titanic was the unsinkable ship. Although they boasted about
the new and exciting technology that the ship contained, the
company never claimed that the ship was unsinkable. This
myth was made up in order to increase the drama of the sinking
of the Titanic. The myth is so prominent that many people still
believe that the White Star Line claimed that the Titanic was
unsinkable before tragedy struck, however, the unsinkable
Titanic is just a bit of movie magic.


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Re: 7 Myths That Hollywood Movies Continue To Make Us Believe by naturally: 7:19pm On Dec 08, 2014
OP you try

I just laugh at some ladies when they wear pencil hills and start walking like they have bow leg.
#pencilhillisnotbyforce grin
Re: 7 Myths That Hollywood Movies Continue To Make Us Believe by Nobody: 8:15pm On Dec 08, 2014
naturally:
OP you try

I just laugh at some ladies when they wear pencil hills and start walking like they have bow leg.
#pencilhillisnotbyforce grin
dem think say d way wey e easy to walk inside house(witpencilhill) na lik so dam call outside own
Re: 7 Myths That Hollywood Movies Continue To Make Us Believe by Fweshdude(m): 12:38pm On Dec 10, 2014
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Re: 7 Myths That Hollywood Movies Continue To Make Us Believe by Fweshdude(m): 12:42pm On Dec 10, 2014
I read a certain time, that the owner of titanic said “...even God can`t sink this ship.”
Re: 7 Myths That Hollywood Movies Continue To Make Us Believe by Csami(m): 4:49pm On Dec 10, 2014
Total BS

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