The Wildest Myths Viewers Have Been Led to Believe by Movies & Media

Anything is possible with a little movie magic. Filmmakers, tv producers, and commercial crews take many creative liberties in order to create some pretty crazy myths that viewers start to actually believe are true. Most films and television shows reuse techniques, further convincing that their version of reality is true.

Here are the top cinematic and advertising myths that we’ve all been convinced are true in real life…

Myth #1 – The Rain in “Singin’ In The Rain” Was Actually Milk

Water never shows up too well on camera, so it stands to reason that a few tricks were used for the most famous scene in movie history. Giant arc lamps were brought in to backlight the sprinklers, and poor Gene Kelly ended up singin’ with a 103-degree fever after filming. Milk, though, was never added to the water to make it more visible.


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The More You Know

  • In the movie Dredd, they slowed down a Justin Bieber song by 800 times to create the "slow motion" noise.
  • The iconic body and hand in the poster for American Beauty belong to actress/model Chloe Hunter, not Mena Suvari.
  • Walt Disney refused to allow Alfred Hitchcock to film at Disneyland in the early 1960s because he had made “that disgusting movie Psycho.”
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid approximately $21,429 for every one of the 700 words he said in, Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
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