You have it backwards…real life is an indicator of what happens in movies thanks to the Hollywood subliminal mind control conspiracy and the Military industrial entertainment complex Fox Mulder mentioned in X Files…
Joking, kind of. it’s actually true for some people: ‘Hey, lets do this, I saw it on TV!’
However, at least part of it is true, or highly suspected anyways…
That happens a lot.
I do think real life often takes on the role of movies and TV though.
Examples would be after all the Lord of the Rings movies came out so many people wanted to be Elves. A few daring souls claimed to be Orcs. After the Twilight movies came out a lot of people wanted to be vampires.
Now I do know there is some truth to the Elf, faerie, ‘alien’ and angel thing because it ties in with history and several religious writings. Lawrence Gardner put a lot of this history together and showed they are all one in the same. But they are a far cry from what movies depict. there is the real aspect of SOME of it recorded in history that is grossly embellished and exaggerated in movies.
For instance there is a real vampire phenomenon, mainly psychic vampires, though a few people actually drink others blood (someone willing to be a doner)…they don’t have fangs, bite necks, fly, get ‘turned’ by being bitten or drinking blood, or any of that fictionalized drama movies show. Yet I saw websites for vampires shortly after twilight movies came out, most of the members were teenagers with a few adults on there and people posting things like “I want to be a vampire, can you turn me?” - “If a vampire bites me will their venom make me one?” …they were taking this stuff seriously. The biting and turning someone into a vampire thing is all fictional stuff from books and movies…
I also noticed you have people believing they are mermaids, werewolves, dragons, and all sort of creatures depicted in movies. I heard someone say it was revealed to them they were an alien from a fictional planet shown in a cartoon. A month later they were a dragon, then later on they were something else. seemed whatever was the popular tv show or movie at the time, they identified with the creatures in those shows.
So I have seen movies have a huge influence on people.
Sometimes it is…the movie “Fire in the Sky” based on Travis Walton alien abduction case is about a real event that was witnessed by several people. The movie however is also over dramatized from what I’ve heard.