James / April 28th, 2017
April 28, 2017 at 2:44 pm
Another Star Trek misquote that used to be talked about was “He’s dead, Jim” from Dr. McCoy. It was a popular phrase but someone pointed out that McCoy never actually says it in those words on the show. But then people realized that the original episodes ran about 50 minutes but by the ’80s had been cut down to about 45 minutes for syndication and some lines and scenes that actually existed were cut, and those were the only versions people had seen. According to Memory Alpha, McCoy actually does say “He’s dead, Jim” several times.
April 29, 2017 at 1:18 am
Stop stressing the schwa, James. 😀
April 29, 2017 at 1:29 pm
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April 30, 2017 at 10:30 am
It’s called Interview with a Vampire in french, funnily. Interview avec un Vampire.
April 30, 2017 at 10:39 am
As for the mirror thing, maybe it’s just for the disney movie. Because, again, in french it’s clearly ‘Mirror, Mirror’ being said.
May 1, 2017 at 11:30 am
Fun fact from the literary side of things: in the original series of stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes never says “Elementary, my dear Watson.” Though he says many things to similar effect.
And though the phrase has been uttered countless times in modern adaptations and references, this misquote is almost as old as the books themselves.
June 22, 2017 at 3:49 am
You missed an important one. In Cool Hand Luke people often think of the line “What we have here is failure to communicate.’ But the actual line is, “What WE’VE GOT here is failure to communicate.”
June 24, 2018 at 1:15 pm
The reason Interview with a vampire makes more sense is because there are multiple vampires in a movie and only one of them gives an interview (actually multiple interviews are implied). saying interview with the vampire makes it sounds like there is only one vampire around.
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