There are a large number of cliches that directors often use in their films. But not everything that is shown on TV screens can be trusted. Novate.ru presents a list of ten things that filmmakers lie to viewers about. Some of them are obvious, no one even guessed about others. But after reading the article, you will know what to look for first.
Lie 1: Cars can handle anything
The most famous car films are the Fast and the Furious series. After watching all the parts, the viewer is fully confident that the race cars are capable of anything. However, this is not true. They are much more complicated and more perfect than usual, but at the same time they require more gentle care. Due to the improvements present, they rarely withstand even basic low speed driving on normal streets. For example, the organizers of "Formula 1" carefully fix all the manholes when it comes to city roads. But sometimes the pressure that forms under the bottoms of the cars still breaks them off and then the driver cannot continue the race due to severe damage to his racing vehicle.
As for ordinary cars, then spectacular long jumps cannot be made on them. The suspension and tires installed on such cars simply will not withstand such a load and will immediately fail.
Lie 2: Detainee can make one call
What do the police say to the detained criminal in the movies first? That's right, they read out Miranda's rule, which says: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in court. Your lawyer may be present during the interview. If you cannot pay for the services of a lawyer, he will be provided to you by the state. " Notice there is not a word about the call. If you look into this issue in more detail, you can find out the following: firstly, Miranda's rule is voiced not during arrest, but during the first interrogation, and secondly, the right to one call is only in America, but, for example, in Great Britain - no, thirdly, in each state the legislation regulates this issue in its own way. So, in California, you can make as many as three calls.
False 3: Falling into the trash can is safe
In many films, you can see how the hero, fleeing the chase, jumps out of the window of a high-rise building. At this moment, a trash can very successfully appears below, into which a person falls. Further, the development of events is standard - the main or secondary character cheerfully jumps out of the trash and hides behind the next corner. Now let's return to reality - from a height, for example, the 3rd floor, it is dangerous to dive even into water or cotton wool, not to mention garbage bags, which usually contain glass bottles, broken dishes, light bulbs and other traumatic items. Agree - thin polyethylene cannot protect a person from cuts, bruises, etc. Neo from "The Matrix", Ace Ventura from the film of the same name could not get off with a slight fright after falling: at least they would get dirty or break something.
Lie 4: you can drown in quicksand
In 2005, the journal Nature published data from a study in which it was found that people cannot completely immerse themselves in quicksand and drown in it - they just get stuck. But film directors are trying to convince us otherwise. There are many scenes in which the hero falls into quicksand and begs his friends to rescue him. But the more he resists, the more the sands "squeeze him in their arms." In the worst case scenario, all that remains of the character is his hat.
In fact, if you relax, you can even swim in quicksand: the human body is not dense enough to drown in a mixture of sand, clay and sea water.
Lie 5: One Hit Knockouts
Scenes in which the hero sends an opponent into a deep knockout with one blow are a frequent occurrence in films. Further events can develop according to two scenarios: either the characters come to their senses in a couple of minutes and, as if nothing had happened, rush in pursuit, or they lie unconscious for a couple of hours - depending on whether the escaped person needs a head start or not. There are several inconsistencies here:
• It is almost impossible to knock out a trained person with one blow. In real life, this will require several accurate hits at once. In this case, the force should be maximum.
• Bare-fisted punches are not safe - if you don't calculate the force, you could break your fingers or wrist. It is not for nothing that professional athletes who take part in martial arts protect their hands with gloves.
• Knockout does not always involve loss of consciousness. It is simply a state in which a person cannot fight his rival. Fainting is possible, but in most cases it lasts for a few seconds. After a knockout, people are usually disoriented - it is hard for them to get up, to understand what is happening. And even more so, they cannot quickly get to their feet and go in pursuit.
Lie 6: Backseat passengers always sit in the middle
If a person finds himself in the back seat of a car alone, in most cases he sits behind one of the front seats. However, in this case, it would be inconvenient for the viewer to observe the dialogue between the character and the driver, since the former would not be visible. In addition, a person who is watching a movie may be distracted at any moment and then wonder who the driver is communicating with. That is why in films the heroes always choose a place in the middle.
Lie 7: The phrase "cover me" always works
Very often, the main characters need to solve their problems right in the middle of the working day. In order not to explain themselves to their superiors later, they ask their partner to cover them. However, in real life, this would hardly work. Take, for example, waiters: one person serves a strictly defined number of tables, but with a full seat, he is unlikely to be able to do double work. Therefore, if you want to do the same as the hero of your favorite movie, most likely you will have to look for a new job or pay a fine for leaving the workplace without warning.
Lie 8: You can learn to sing and play musical instruments in a couple of lessons
"School Musical", "Pitch Perfect", "Superstar" and other films in which the main characters perform on stage are trying to prove to the audience that to become a star, it is enough to attend a few vocal lessons or play the guitar for a couple of months. And without any problems it is possible to perform as a duet or a group after 2-3 rehearsals.
Tell any person who went to music school about this and they will laugh in your face. The fact is that the voice must be played, and this process is quite lengthy and difficult, it requires serious work. Playing musical instruments is also not easy. People spend years of their lives to become a virtuoso.
False 9: Defibrillator starts the heart
In foreign films, you can often see a scene when a character lies on an operating table and his heart stops. At this time, doctors, without hesitation, turn on the defibrillator, with the help of which they literally return the hero from the other world.
However, this device is not capable of starting a stopped heart. It is used if the heartbeat is too fast or slow, which is life-threatening. After the defibrillation procedure, normal heart rate is restored.
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