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 Posted:   Jan 4, 2012 - 10:45 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Are there any film titles that, for whatever reason, make you completely disinterested in the films, regardless of composer, director, etc.?

For me, some examples include the following:

Studs Lonigan
The Manitou
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing
Elmer Gantry
Taras Bulba

I just hate these titles. I can't imagine wasting 90 minutes of my life on any of them. I may be missing out, but hey, you may be missing out by not having any of, for example, Marion Brown's albums on the Arista Freedom label.

I may be unusual, but with 7 billion or whatever people on the planet, I can't be THAT unusual.

So let's hear your favorites: Film titles that you think are so repulsive, stupid, or boring, that you could care less...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2012 - 10:58 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Well ELMER GANTRY is my favorite Richard Brooks film, Burt Lancaster performance and Andre Previn score. There are way too many fantastic films with bad titles.

I even watched a film called BAD TASTE by Peter Jackson.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2012 - 11:02 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Well ELMER GANTRY is my favorite Richard Brooks film, Burt Lancaster performance and Andre Previn score. There are way too many fantastic films with bad titles.

No argument here. I want to hear why people may be predisposed to hating a film because they think the title is stupid, boring, or repulsive. I'm not asking people to defend the 4 or 5 examples I listed. I want to know if anyone else has experienced what I have, and which titles were responsible.

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2012 - 11:26 PM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

The Dead Hate The Living (I've never seen such an obvious title)
Strip Nude For Your Killer (great, a title that gives away the end of the movie)
Pokemon 4Ever
Step Up 2 The Streets (is The Streets a subtitle or part of the title?)
S.I.C.K.: Serial Insane Clown Killer (sadly, I've seen this movie and it's not only one of the worst films ever but also the title lies in that it's about a killer clown, not a clown killer)
Balls Out: Gary The Tennis Coach (both of these would be good on their own but combined, it's a horrible title with a pointless subtitle)
National Lampoon's Jake's Booty Call

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2012 - 12:00 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

I can't say for sure that a title makes me avoid the film and score but there have been some FSM releases that I avoid just going by a thumbnail sketch of the plot. Forget about my ever seeing or wanting to hear "Heavy Metal", "The Happy Ending" or "Billion Dollar Brain".

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2012 - 12:05 AM   
 By:   Bill Finn   (Member)

The Dead Hate The Living (I've never seen such an obvious title)
Strip Nude For Your Killer (great, a title that gives away the end of the movie)
Pokemon 4Ever
Step Up 2 The Streets (is The Streets a subtitle or part of the title?)
S.I.C.K.: Serial Insane Clown Killer (sadly, I've seen this movie and it's not only one of the worst films ever but also the title lies in that it's about a killer clown, not a clown killer)
Balls Out: Gary The Tennis Coach (both of these would be good on their own but combined, it's a horrible title with a pointless subtitle)
National Lampoon's Jake's Booty Call


Those are good ones. I mean good examples. I kept thinking about this thread and have to
add restaurant names that make me stay away. I mean "Bonefish Gill". Well, I don't want a
fishbone in my food. It kind of keeps me away. I can understand where movie titles would do the same.

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2012 - 12:19 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

The title "Robin Hood: Men In Tights" didn't inspire me to rush to the local cinema.

I think the worst title of any soundtrack I own, which I would avoid like the plague if Goldsmith didn't have his name on it, is "Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend".

Hmm... both those titles have colons. Maybe that's something to do with it. Are other titles with colons just as bad?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2012 - 12:20 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

Since I grew up on Hollywood films I tend to (mostly) avoid films (and their scores) from such countries as Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Russia and Spain among others.

I am from Sweden and funny enough there ain`t many Swedish movies that I decide to watch. Actually when I do unusually rent a Swedish movie the guys at the local DVD/BD store always pointing it out.

But I have seen a lot of movies from other countries when I studied filmtheory and I felt that was quite good for me to see those films. But nevertheless both before and after I studied filmtheory I tended to avoid those films anyway. Except during the short time (about a year or so) when I did work as a film critic.

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2012 - 2:15 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

For me, some examples include the following:

Studs Lonigan
The Manitou
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing
Elmer Gantry
Taras Bulba

I just hate these titles.



I feel the same way about the same titles. Haven't seen any of them.

I've heard that a lot of people never sampled the circa-2005 BATTLESTAR GALACTICA series because the title turned them off so much. To me that's madness, it's like the coolest title anything ever had, but it takes all kinds I guess.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2012 - 3:22 AM   
 By:   El Goodo   (Member)

for me, it's Journey of Natty Gann.




 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2012 - 3:50 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

I LOVE ( heart ) HUCKABEES :yuck:

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2012 - 4:18 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

For some reason, most films which have two-word titles, the first being a gerund, tend to be pretentious shite. I think the exception is BEING THERE, which was good. But all the others are rubbish.

Oh, and sequels after about the number 7.

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2012 - 4:43 AM   
 By:   GOLDSMITHDAKING   (Member)

Sex lifes Of The potato Men

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2012 - 5:08 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Sex lifes Of The potato Men

I dunno, I'm kinda intrigued...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2012 - 5:09 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

S.I.C.K.: Serial Insane Clown Killer (sadly, I've seen this movie and it's not only one of the worst films ever but also the title lies in that it's about a killer clown, not a clown killer)

I'm not particularly interested in that movie either, but in defense of at least the title, it sounds to me like it's using "Clown" as an adjective rather than a noun (so, a killer who is a clown, as opposed to a killer of clowns). I think it works either way.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2012 - 5:10 AM   
 By:   Erik Donovan   (Member)

Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes
Social Network
Lord Of The Rings

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2012 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

To Wong Foo - Thanks For Everything Julie Newmar.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2012 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   mrchriswell   (Member)

Much as I love Williams, I avoided Man Who Loved Cat Dancing FOREVER because of that stupid title. Bad decision. His main theme is now one of my favorites by him. Still haven't seen the picture though -- Burt Reynolds in good ole boy mode, no thanks. If he's a revelation in it please do tell.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2012 - 8:08 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

So what's the best score to a movie with a stupid title?

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2012 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

Two that come to mind:

The Last Mimsy
The Neverending Story

 
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