Michael tells the biggest lie
When you’re known as the “movie person” in a Real Life circle of friends, people assume you’ve seen everything. Of course that’s impossible, but it’s reasonable to expect that such a person would’ve seen most of the big stuff. Me? It turns out there are plenty of large and sometimes surprising gaps in my film experience. Have I ever been tempted to lie about it in order to preserve my status as the movie guy? Of course I have.
According to the UK Telegraph, I’m not alone…or at least I wouldn’t be if I lived in the UK where a survey found that half of people have lied about seeing a classic movie they haven’t – 58 percent of men and 38 percent of women.
Here’s a list of the most commonly lied about films.
- The Godfather Trilogy
- Dirty Dancing
- Shawshank Redemption
- Gone With the Wind
- Citizen Kane
- Taxi Driver
- It’s a Wonderful Life
- The Great Escape
I have seen all of the above, but for many years I hadn’t seen Annie Hall. Weird right? Anyway, I don’t think I ever actually lied about it, but on at least one occasion I stood in a group of people who were talking about it and I nodded knowingly.
What about you? Do you have any embarrassing gaps in your movie knowledge? Have you ever lied about it?
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