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Top Ten: Movie Titles

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If a picture’s worth a thousand words, twenty-four pictures a second for two hours should be worth a hell of a lot more, but filmmakers (and sometimes publicists) have to distill the essence of their works into a suitably digestible phrase of no more than a few. A perfect title sums things up without being too reductive, is memorable enough to be recalled instantly, and ideally should be able to stand apart on its own. In other words on that last point, greatness in content may or may not go hand-in-hand with greatness in title. For my own list, I tried to limit myself to untranslated English titles (not to complicate matters with foreign translation issues, so sorry The 400 Blows) and to avoid titles that originate from other media. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday explores the Top Ten Movie Titles.

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Crazay1645d ago

How did you get this to 100 degrees so fast Mr.JL?

=P

QuodEratDemonstrandm1645d ago

Assuming 24fps, and 1000 words/picture, then a movie that runs 2:00:00 is worth 172,800,000 words.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Paulh821644d ago

Awesome list, with the possible exception of Videodrome, which does nothing for me. Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! is definitely my favourite on this list, but the inclusion of "cat" is kinda cheating :D

p.s Go Cats!