I saw the movie Revolver recently and was wondering why the movie is named such. The movie is basically upon the ego of a person and has a lot of chess analogy included in it.

So my question is: Why is the movie named Revolver when there is no analogy to revolver shown in the film? Wasn't the title Chess a much better and justified alternative as the movie title?

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From Guy Ritchie:

I've always been surprised that no other movie has ever been called Revolver because it just sounds cool. So I like the name, but I also like the concept that, if you're in a game, it keeps revolving until you realize that you are in a game and then maybe you can start evolving.

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    Translation: "I wanted people to think they're going to see an action film instead of a confusing two-hour metaphor". :P
    – Walt
    Commented Jan 5, 2016 at 13:06

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