15 Time Periods, Cultures and People You’re Picturing All Wrong Because of TV and Movies
We’re visual creatures. The things we see in movies and TV shows have a huge influence on how we wrap our heads around ideas of things that aren’t right in front of us — and so, it’s pretty much impossible to imagine a T.rex in a way that isn’t shaped at least slightly by Jurassic Park.
In fact, lots of the ideas and imagery we totally take for granted about various groups and periods come more from the work of Hollywood prop departments and production designers than real life. But the more we believe them, the more they persist. When it comes to a lot of these things, in the words of “Weird Al” Yankovic, everything you know is wrong.