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AsparagusTrevor

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Re: Best and Worst Use of Film Titles in that Film
« Reply #60 on: June 19, 2020, 12:24:51 PM »
Are any of the Star Wars film titles used in the actual films (I exclude Solo, and possibly Rogue One)? Maybe they'd be better if the dialog was more like the melodramatic titles.

In the second prequel Mace Windu says "I've had it with this monkey-fighting attack of these Monday-to-Friday clones"

The last line of the Star Wars novelisation was "They were no longer little star battles; they were little star wars".

Re: Best and Worst Use of Film Titles in that Film
« Reply #61 on: June 19, 2020, 08:55:12 PM »
Are any of the Star Wars film titles used in the actual films (I exclude Solo, and possibly Rogue One)? Maybe they'd be better if the dialog was more like the melodramatic titles.

Yes, Luke says "I will not be the last Jedi."

Re: Best and Worst Use of Film Titles in that Film
« Reply #62 on: June 20, 2020, 11:32:17 AM »
"Why didn't you enjoy our argument while driving down the M1 last Friday?"

"Too fast. Too furious."

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Re: Best and Worst Use of Film Titles in that Film
« Reply #63 on: June 21, 2020, 12:04:44 PM »
The sheer number of times someone or other says "Doctor who?" in Doctor Who, though.
There are a lot of them in Doctor Who over the years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9eMEsdVlds

"Well, I think I've finally reached by bottom" ~ Richie in 'Contest', the pilot episode of Bottom. I think they were going to do it in every episode at one point, but then couldn't be arsed.

Re: Best and Worst Use of Film Titles in that Film
« Reply #64 on: July 17, 2020, 09:29:55 PM »
Shirley Valentine does this really well, although it was a play where people care about words, SV is the lead character's maiden name and almost alter ego.

In Rear Window, one of the leads mentions "rear window ethics".

Re: Best and Worst Use of Film Titles in that Film
« Reply #65 on: July 19, 2020, 12:24:51 AM »
The Departed. Used about 4 times in the film.

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« Reply #66 on: July 19, 2020, 04:08:47 AM »
Snake Eyes does it twice

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Re: Best and Worst Use of Film Titles in that Film
« Reply #67 on: July 19, 2020, 08:26:36 AM »
Watched Goodfellas a few days ago and it's subtly handled in that via VO rather than another wiseguy telling Henry he and Tommy are good fellas.[1]
 1. They're bad fellas

Re: Best and Worst Use of Film Titles in that Film
« Reply #68 on: July 19, 2020, 09:49:32 AM »
It feels shoe horned in. I'm pretty certain they'd have called it Wiseguy like the book if there hadn't been the De Vito movie a few years earlier. If that had been the case the word Goodfella would not have been mentioned. I've never heard it used in any other mob stuff aside from referring to the titular movie.

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Re: Best and Worst Use of Film Titles in that Film
« Reply #69 on: July 20, 2020, 11:18:18 AM »
Nobody ever said; “Oh no, Jaws is coming" - Taylor Parkes - Chart Music Podcast 2017

Quote from: Jez, Peep Show
'Of course the shark's called Jaws. Here comes Jaws. Jaws the shark. Mind he doesn't bite you with his enormous jaws.'

Re: Best and Worst Use of Film Titles in that Film
« Reply #70 on: July 21, 2020, 09:05:42 PM »
Does Jaws get revenge in Jaws: The Revenge?

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Re: Best and Worst Use of Film Titles in that Film
« Reply #71 on: July 21, 2020, 09:25:05 PM »
Does Jaws get revenge in Jaws: The Revenge?

No, but he roars like a lion, which I suppose is a form of revenge against anyone who says sharks can't do that. Well that one bloody could.

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Re: Best and Worst Use of Film Titles in that Film
« Reply #72 on: July 21, 2020, 09:43:36 PM »
In The King of Comedy, the title is mentioned on three occasions. But it doesn't sound jarring because, in the first instance, it's something the deluded and arrogant Pupkin describes himself as in his taped intro for Langford.

The other mentions of the title - spoilered in case anyone hasn't seen the film - are at the very end during a news report, when Pupkin is described as "the kidnapping king of comedy". Again, that works fine, as it's a realistic piece of snappy alliterative news-speak. And finally, at the start of Pupkin's TV special, the announcer describes the star as "the inspirational king of comedy". You can guarantee that Pupkin wrote that intro himself.

So that's a good example of a film mentioning its own title.

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Re: Best and Worst Use of Film Titles in that Film
« Reply #73 on: July 22, 2020, 10:07:11 AM »
There’s a staggeringly bad one of these in rubbish massive shark film “Deep Blue Sea”.

Re: Best and Worst Use of Film Titles in that Film
« Reply #74 on: July 22, 2020, 08:36:48 PM »
'The Dark Knight' at the end Gordon is giving that big long explanation to his son who didn't really ask for it:

"He's not the hero we need right now. But the one we deserve. So we'll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A DARK KNIGHT!"


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Re: Best and Worst Use of Film Titles in that Film
« Reply #75 on: July 22, 2020, 08:44:57 PM »
Just a Dark Knight, not the Dark Knight

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Re: Best and Worst Use of Film Titles in that Film
« Reply #76 on: July 23, 2020, 08:34:34 AM »
There’s a staggeringly bad one of these in rubbish massive shark film “Deep Blue Sea”.

I've just been reminded of the comedy genius that is LL Cool James' end-credits rap, which starts off "Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin" and goes downhill from there.

Re: Best and Worst Use of Film Titles in that Film
« Reply #77 on: July 24, 2020, 08:34:18 AM »
I wonder how they're going to work Halloween Kills into a script.

Re: Best and Worst Use of Film Titles in that Film
« Reply #78 on: July 24, 2020, 12:18:02 PM »
Finally watched London Has Fallen. They don't seem quite able to get the three words into consecutive positions in the script, although there's a bloviating newscaster who says something similar.

On the other hand, I was impressed with Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains, which not only uses the title, but with a bit of irony an announcer says it at the start of a concert right before their fans turn on them.

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Re: Best and Worst Use of Film Titles in that Film
« Reply #79 on: July 28, 2020, 03:57:27 PM »
"The life of a repo man is always intense"

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Re: Best and Worst Use of Film Titles in that Film
« Reply #80 on: July 31, 2020, 02:42:10 PM »
"The life of a repo man is always intense"

Best example yet. Every word that comes out of his mouth in that film is gold, including every use of the title.

"See, an ordinary person spends his life avoiding tense situations...a repo man spends his life getting into tense situations".

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