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Questions or analysis related to the meaning of a Movie/TV-show name.

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Lisbeth and the title

In The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Lisbeth plays an important lead role. But why is she so important to the story that the movie is named after her? Even Mikael found the killer without Lisbeth ...
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Who is the most Powerful avenger of them All? [closed]

I always wonder that there are so many avengers character till the date. And everyone is having some kind of different super power. And ever Superhero is different from each other and very power and ...
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Preacher S01 E05: Detailed understanding on sequence of events of Cowboy prior to Title?

There's a sequence of the cowboy heading into town into a bar, sees some atrocities/ sexual activity, gets some liquid in a bottle and then rides back out, but out of conscience heads back into town ...
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Is there a connection between these “Once Upon a Time In…” titled films?

Sergio Leone directed two similarly titled films: Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Once Upon a Time in America (1984) What is the connection between the films? Is there a reason the film titles ...
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What is the significance of the title “Rangasthalam”?

Rangasthalam (2018) is a Telugu periodic action film directed by Sukumar. The film is set in 1985 in a village named Rangasthalam. The incidents which take place in the village take the plot further. ...
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Why does “The Last House on the Left” have that title?

In the original film The Last House on the Left (1978) and the remake in 2009 the house in question is a lake house in the woods with no other houses around. So what is the meaning behind the title ...
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Why is Thugs of Hindostan misspelt?

India is also known as Bharat & Hindustan in the Indian Subcontinent. The upcoming Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan movie is titled Thugs of Hindostan. It is set in 1700 India under British rule. ...
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Is the title Tropic Thunder a play on words?

Is the title of the film Tropic Thunder (2008) meant to be a play on words given the film is essentially a parody of common action movie tropes (i.e. Tropic = "Trope-ic")?
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Why is the sequel to “Smokey and the Bandit II” titled “Smokey and the Bandit Part 3”?

Or to put another way, why wasn't it just called "Smokey and the Bandit III"? Was this a studio mandate, an oversight, a joke? Why did the "Part" suddenly get thrown in?
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Why is Bigg Boss written with two Gs'?

Bigg Boss is Hindi adaptation of Big brother. There are also regional adaptations to the same show with language name at the end. But my question is why it is written Bigg with two gs' in the name? In ...
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Why are the CW superheroes' series called Arrowverse?

Why are the CW series called Arrowverse? Is this an official calling? If it is, is it due to the series "Arrow" being the first to debut on screen?
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Why is the movie The Equalizer named as such?

I am wondering why The Equalizer was named as such. In my opinion, the Equalizer is someone who makes things "equal", but what he does is more like a vigilante or a punisher.
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Meaning of the title “Shutter Island”

What is the relevance of the word "Shutter" in the movie title "Shutter Island"? How does it connect to the movie?
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Why was actress Savitri's biopic Mahanati titled differently in Tamil?

Actress Savitri's biopic Mahanati is a Telugu movie. The movie was also simultaneously shot in Tamil and was released as Nadigaiyar Thilagam. As far as I know, the two films have the same screenplay ...
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Why does the movie “Adaptation.” have a period in its title?

I noticed on IMDB that Adaptation. has a period at the end of its title. This can also be seen on its poster. Usually titles and headlines don't use periods except for abbreviations, so why did they ...
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Significance of the word Cloverfield

In the Cloverfield franchise every film have Cloverfield in the title but what is the significance of "Cloverfield", In 10 Cloverfield Lane it was the address of that area but in first film I can't ...
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Why is Goliath named so?

I am wondering why the TV show Goliath is given its name. I can see hardly any connection between this show and its Biblical reference. Goliath on Wikipeida
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Meaning of the name of the movie Clash of the Titans?

I've seen Immortals and from there I come to know who the Titans were. And in Clash of the Titans, they also showed that Zeus and Hades etc. killed Titans and became gods. After watching the movie I ...
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Why is the movie named “Knight of Cups”?

The Christian Bale movie Knight of Cups (2015) is a drama movie. What is the significance of the movie name as Knight of Cups?
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What does the title of 'Patriot Games' refer to?

I recently watched the film Patriot Games (1992) and I'm not quite clear on what the title refers to, the only real hint I noticed towards it in the movie is a selection of document folders labelled ...
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How does the title 'The Imitation Game' justify the story of the movie?

Alan Turing's biopic is entitled as 'The Imitation Game'. In this movie what has actually been imitated?
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Why is the movie called “The Room”?

I saw this movie recently, it is drama genre. The character called Johnny whose future wife is not faithful and having a illicit relationship with Tommy, Johnny’s best friend.
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Who decides titles for dubbed versions? [duplicate]

As we know, many Hollywood movies are dubbed into non English versions. For example, titles of Star Wars: The Last Jedi are given in different languages. In majority cases, the original title in ...
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Has a TV show ever used the same title for more than one episode?

Most TV series have titles for the individual episodes. They seem to always be unique, but is this actually the case, or is there a show which have used the same title more than once? You might think ...
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What does the title “Phantom Thread” mean?

What does the title "Phantom Thread" mean? Is this some tailor craftsmanship jargon? Or was it referenced in the movie itself?
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What does “First Class” refer to in X-Men: First Class?

I am confused and curious about the meaning of "First Class" in X-Men: First Class. What does it refer to?
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Origin/Meaning of the title “The Blackcoat's Daughter”

The movie The Blackcoat's Daughter was released earlier in UK with its original title Febuary pertaining to the month when the event takes place at the boarding school. The movie also has an OST ...
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What does “fall” refer to in the movie title “Legends of the Fall”

What is the meaning of the word "Fall" in the movie title Legends of the Fall? Does it mean "autumn" or does it mean "downfall"? I am native German speaker and I cannot currently figure which one is ...
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What is Altered Carbon referring to?

Why is the Netflix Series Altered Carbon, named so? Its main concepts are immortality, "sleeves" and "stacks". In one episode, a character was saying that "we are just Altered Carbon". Why did they ...
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Who is the titular “Last Jedi”?

New Star Wars film is titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In this movie we can see "Kylo" has Force powers, "Rey" has Force powers at the end and Princess Leia also has Force abilities. Luke Skywalker is ...
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Is the title “The Last Jedi” singular or plural?

As we all know, the plural of Jedi is Jedi. In my country (Poland) the local title ("Ostatni Jedi") also uses words that have the same singular and plural form, so it's not conclusive. How is it in ...
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How did “Lord of Light” become “Argo”?

The movie Argo depicts the extraction of six embassy workers who were hiding in Iran during the hostage crisis that began in 1979. To get their expert into the country and to rescue the hiding embassy ...
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Why was Ikiru originally titled “Doomed” when released in the United States?

When Ikiru was first released to the USA (1956), its title was changed to "Doomed" (source). To me, this is kind of like calling The Lord of the Rings, "The Letdown of Mankind" ... although ...
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Why are the episodes “Crocodile” and “Hang the DJ” named that way?

In Black Mirror season 4 there are 2 episodes named Crocodile and Hang the DJ. These are the only two episodes that don't have an obvious explanation for their name. Why are they named this way?
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Title significance of the movie American Beauty

American Beauty is a nice movie with an intriguing story. However, what is the significance of the title American Beauty? How does it fit according to the movie plot?
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Why is the new movie named Ocean's 8?

What could be the reason to title the movie as Ocean's 8, even though ocean's trilogy was ended as ocean's 13?
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Why did Netflix rename “What Happened to Monday” to “7 Sisters”

The movie What Happened To Monday was released by Netflix on their streaming service, and kept that name for the majority of its stay. Recently, Netfix changed the name to "7 Sisters" but kept the ...
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Why is the title “The Karate Kid” when they are using Kung fu?

Why is the title of the movie The Karate Kid (2010) when all the characters are using Kung fu? I even remember Dre, at some point, mentioning karate just to be corrected that it is Kung fu.
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Why is the Big Brother called Bigg Boss in India?

The Dutch show Big Brother is called Bigg Boss in India. It is legally owned by the same company. I think it is because the Indian audience might not understand what Big Brother really means in ...
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Why did they avoid Charlie's name in the film title Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory?

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) is a film based on the novel named Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. But what was the reason for the shift from Charlie to Willy Wonka in the film title?...
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Why is the name of the movie “Coco”

The Disney's movie Coco (2017 film) - Wikipedia follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead, where he seeks the help of his musician great-great-...
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Why titling the movie with “The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) ”

I just saw the movie trailer by a push of YouTube advertisement, the movie title drew my attention because I am happening working on conceptual analysis of one my project item material which with a ...
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Is the name 'Clitterhouse' in 'The Amazing Doctor Clitterhouse' a rude joke?

Ever since seeing the The Amazing Doctor Clitterhouse, I have wondered if clitterhouse, which can easily be pronounced as clitoris, is a way to sneak a 'vulgar' word into a movie title. Clitterhouse ...
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What is the significance of episode title's “The Secret of Spoons”?

American Gods S01E02 is titled "The Secret of Spoons" but what is the significance of that title. I don't remember anything secret being there in that episode. Is it some nod to the source material or ...
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Does the title of True Detective have any meaning within the show?

I thought that maybe the title could refer to differences between Rust and Marty, suggesting that only one of them is the "true" detective. Does anybody have any insight or differing ideas? I've only ...
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Why is the episode called The National Anthem?

The National Anthem is the first episode of the anthology show Black Mirror, where the Prime Minister is forced to have intercourse with a pig in ransom for Princess Susannah's return. But what does ...
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Why the movie titled “Babylon A.D.”?

I recently watched 2008 movie "Babylon A.D.". The story reveals around a new mankind generation born. But why was it titled "Babylon A.D.". Here is wiki page for the movie. But even it didn't cover ...
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What's the relationship between the song “Jeepers Creepers” and the movie title?

In Jeepers Creepers, there is a scene in which Fatty and a girl are in a diner, they get a call from a woman, and she plays a song. From Fanton media: While waiting for the cops to arrive, they ...
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Is there any significance of number 2049 in Blade Runner title?

Blade Runner sequel is named Blade Runner 2049, which sounds a bit unusual to me as it's not a conventional sequel film naming. I know the film set in year "2049", 30 years after the previous film's ...
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What is the meaning of “HHhH”?

I wonder what "HHhH" means in the alternative title of The Man with the Iron Heart.