14 films that changed the world

Films often have a magical effect on society. For example, after the release of the Disney animation “Bambi,” the number of hunters sharply decreased, and the example of the main character of “The Silence of the Lambs” forced many women to join the ranks of the FBI.

“007: Skyfall Coordinates”: sales of straight razors have increased hundreds of times

It’s incredible how the director managed to turn shaving into one of the sexiest scenes in the film, but a straight razor in the hands of a fragile, beautiful girl pushed hundreds of thousands of men to shave “the old fashioned way” again.

As a result, Google recorded a 735% increase in searches for “straight razor” following the film’s release, and then one straight razor manufacturer reported a sudden 405% increase in sales. By the way, the transition to straight razors is supported by environmentalists: such blades are more durable compared to modern razors.

“Jurassic Park”: people started buying amber with insects inside

The story of incredible cloning begins with amber, inside of which a mosquito is discovered. The film turned out to be so popular that sellers of amber with insects inside became millionaires. Some people bought amber, deciding to seriously study preserved mosquitoes, others planned to resell the stones to scientists and entrepreneurs interested in the idea of cloning a dinosaur.

By the way, thanks to the film, a large number of studies have appeared to find out how realistic the idea of ​​cloning a dinosaur is.

“Black Panther”: black cats began to be taken from shelters

After the premiere of this film, there were no black cats left in some US shelters. Previously, animals with this color were less interesting to people due to various superstitions. They were considered the embodiment of the devil and a harbinger of bad luck. But after this blockbuster everything changed.

“Jaws”: falling interest in seaside holidays and new safety rules on beaches

The release of the film forced people to reconsider their attitude to relaxing on the beach, while journalists talked about horrific cases of real shark attacks on people. Seaside resorts have introduced new safety rules, including limiting swimming areas with special nets and algorithms for the immediate evacuation of people from the water.

In defense of sharks, it is worth adding that most deaths on the water are associated with inability to swim. Sharks themselves rarely swim to the shores, are not interested in human meat and prefer to hide away from curious divers.

“V for Vendetta”: the beginning of an active struggle against government repression

The Anonymous movement appeared before the release of the film “V for Vendetta,” but it was the last scene, when thousands of people put on masks and Guy Fawkes and began their struggle against corruption and the tyranny of power, that inspired real activists to take large actions. Since then, “anonymous” wear masks and Guy Fawkes, and their fight against the world government makes our world a better place.

“Sideways”: Pinot Noir has become the most popular wine among Americans

After the release of the film, interest in wines made from the pinot noir grape variety suddenly grew, which the main character praises throughout the film. No one expected that the film would have such a strong impact on the US wine market, but it was pinot noir that became the favorite wine of Americans and aesthetes.

“Baywatch”: a huge number of young people signed up to become water rescuers

After the first episodes, the red swimsuit became the most sought-after element of women’s beach wardrobe. And a little later, interest in the work of water rescuers increased: thousands of young girls and boys around the world signed up for preparatory courses. Today, the work of a rescuer is well paid, although it is not easy to meet professional requirements.

“X-Files”: a sharp increase in eyewitnesses of UFOs, a surge of interest in science and paranormal phenomena

The popularity of the series has spurred people’s interest in studying everything inexplicable. Another side effect of the series was the appearance of a huge amount of photographic and video evidence of the appearance of UFOs and the formation of thousands of communities of ufologists on the Internet.

“House M. D.”: Doctors have identified the causes of a patient’s heart failure after noticing similarities with a case in one of the episodes of the series.

Despite some shortcomings, doctors love the series about Dr. House. The series is based on real patient cases, and this helps doctors in their work. This happened in the case of a patient who could not be correctly diagnosed for a whole year. Then the doctor accidentally saw an episode about a patient with similar complaints and was finally able to prescribe the correct treatment for a real patient. It turned out that the patient suffered from poisoning caused by a metal implant in his leg.

“JFK”: the government was forced to declassify documents

Throughout the film, the hero fought the government, which he accused of conspiracy, trying to get to the bottom of how and why Kennedy was killed. After the release of the film, the US Congress declassified documents related to the Kennedy assassination ahead of schedule in order to avoid new accusations against it.

“007: Spectrum”: in Mexico was organized the festival to meet the expectations of millions of tourists

The parade within the festival turned out to be so colorful in the film that the capital of Mexico had to make concessions and hold it annually, because millions of tourists, following agent 007, wanted to take part in the procession in honor of the Day of the Dead in Mexico City.

“Bernie”: the court freed the main character of the film, convicted of murdering his old wife

The film “Bernie” is based on the true story of a man who worked as a mortician, was considered a good guy in the area and became close to an elderly woman who became his wife. Over time, the old woman’s character deteriorated and she mocked her husband in every possible way until he accidentally killed her. The picture ends with Bernie going to jail, although in the eyes of society his crime is not condemned.

After the film’s release, lawyer Jody Cole became interested in the real story and discovered new facts that helped free the real Bernie from prison. This process was facilitated by the director of the film, with whom Bernie will have to live according to the court’s decision.

“Bambi”: the number of hunters decreased by 50%

The main character and favorite of children and adults, Bambi, loses his mother, who is killed by hunters, and barely escapes himself. After the release of the cartoon in 1942, many hunters, most of them family people, abandoned their hobby forever.

This phenomenon has become known as the “Bambi effect”, when a person finds animals cute, cute or child-like, resulting in a strong rejection of hunting as a trade.

“Silence of the Lambs”: A record number of women signed up for the FBI

The FBI took an active part in the filming of the film: to get into the role, Jodie Foster took an agent training course at the Quantico base. Representatives of the bureau hoped that the film would attract new female cadets. What happened: the image of Clarice inspired many girls to become FBI agents.