Things I Learned in Movies...

Part 2: Human Talent

Actor on stage
  • You’re very likely to survive any battle in any war unless you make the mistake of showing someone a picture of your sweetheart back home.
  • Should you wish to pass yourself off as a German officer, it will not be necessary to speak the language — a German accent will do.
  • Newborn babies can babble, crawl, and hold their heads steady.
  • When confronted by an evil international terrorist, sarcasm and wisecracks are your best weapons, and empower you to throw them off enough to incapacitate them and disarm their weapons.
  • If the person you are chasing has just taken the elevator down from the 20th floor, you will be able to get to the street quicker than he can by running down the stairs.
  • If you are blonde and pretty, it is possible to become a world expert in Nuclear Fusion at age 22.
  • It does not matter if you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts — your enemies will wait patiently to attack you one by one by dancing around in a threatening manner until you have knocked out their predecessors.
  • When driving a car it is normal to look not at the road but at the person sitting beside you or in the back seat for the entire journey.
  • High class club dancers with a heart of gold can operate most heavy machinery.