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 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Has anyone mentioned the most obvious one: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

I thought the actual title was :Who's Afraid of Virgin Wool?"

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

Oddly (I guess), I've never had this problem. I can't even think of one instance where a title kept me from approaching a score.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 2:14 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Oddly (I guess), I've never had this problem. I can't even think of one instance where a title kept me from approaching a score.

FILMS AND scores. Thread titles, anyone?

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

Right. I have not had this problem with a film title, either.

I do find it interesting that some people are averse to certain words or phrases or names to the point that they'll avoid a film and/or a score by a composer they like or love.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Right. I have not had this problem with a film title, either.

I do find it interesting that some people are averse to certain words or phrases to the point that they'll avoid a film and/or a score by a composer they like or love.


So it's Friday night, you've just mixed yourself a cocktail, and you sit down in front of the TV. Are you really gonna get excited over "The Nun's Story" or "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean?"

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

I guess that would depend on the nun or the judge.

Fred Zinnemann directed Nun's Story, and his credentials include a couple of films I really like, Julia and A Man For All Seasons, so I might consider Nun's Story.

John Huston directed the other one--and he did The Maltese Falcon and The Man Who Would Be King.

The titles don't scare me off.

I'd be more inclined to look for some combination of director/subject matter.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 4:16 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

" The Monster That Devoured Tokyo"
" Blood All Over The Asylum"
" The Caped Crusader vs. Dreck"
The titles may not be totally accurate,but you get my gist. You can find what you want at Schlockmeister Records,but act quickly .
There is a high demand for these titles among today's collectors.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 7:05 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)


So it's Friday night, you've just mixed yourself a cocktail, and you sit down in front of the TV. Are you really gonna get excited over "The Nun's Story" or "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean?"


Do you truly wish to imbibe a rum named after Captain Morgan? smile

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Onya, there are many film titles which are matter-of-fact and not poetic.
Consider this subset below (culled from my favorite films) with their prosaic titles:

The Silence; Ingmar Bergman's 1963 "Tystnaden"
The Trial by Orson Welles
Joseph Losey's The Servant
Sidney Lumet's The Hill
The Hunt by Carlos Saura
Guy Green's The Mark
Basil Dearden's Victim
Louis Malle's The Lovers
Jack Cardiff's Sons and Lovers
... you can sense my pattern ...

... plus additional films with simply a name as title:

Robert Rossen's Lilith
Stanley Kubrick's Lolita
Electra by Michael Cacoyannis
...

Are each of these unappetizing merely due to lack of sensationalism?

If one avoids Taras Bulba because of its Ukranian ethnicity, then shouldn't one similarly shun the Russian name Baba Yaga?
Yet OnyaBirri loves Baba Yaga, doesn't he?

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 10:41 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Do you truly wish to imbibe a rum named after Captain Morgan? smile

Captain Morgan? Are you serious?

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2021 - 10:47 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Yet OnyaBirri loves Baba Yaga, doesn't he?

No, OnyaBirri does not love Baba Yaga.

OnyaBirri loves "Kiss Me, Kill Me."

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2021 - 3:01 AM   
 By:   Filmmaker   (Member)

I hear it’s a great movie but the one with the title I probably find the most innately repellent would be THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON. I literally picture a poor bird drenched in Jif and just, ugh, no. What a wretched title.

 
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