Only In The Movies #4

I’ve written a few blog posts in the last while where I’ve asked you whether you had ever noticed how there are some things which happen in films which never ever happen in real life – today it’s time for some more examples of this!


  1. Television news bulletins usually contain a story that affects you personally at the precise moment it’s aired.
  2. If you try to pass yourself off as a German officer, it will not be necessary to learn to speak German – you simply need to speak in English with a German accent
  3. All German soldiers speak to one another in English, even when they are alone.
  4. It’s always either foggy or there’s a thunderstorm when someone has to meet someone in a graveyard.
  5. A single match is usually sufficient to light up a room the size of a football stadium.
  6. One man shooting at 20 men has a better chance of killing them all than the 20 men have of killing the man on his own.
  7. All beds have special sheets that always reach to the  armpits of the woman in the bed, but only up to the waist of the man lying beside her.
  8. In Middle America, all gas station attendants have red handkerchiefs hanging out of their back pockets.
  9. Guns are like disposable razors. If you run out of bullets, just throw the gun away. you will always find another one.
  10. If you suddenly decide to start dancing in the street, everyone in the street will know all the steps.

Any of these sound familiar?

Obviously these are complete generalisations because not every film follows the above rules, but I’m sure you’ll agree, you can think of a lot which do!

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