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

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How to pronounce “I ♥ Huckabees”?

How are you supposed to pronounce the movie title "I ♥ Huckabees"? I have seen it written "I heart huckabees" but that might be because its hard to find and type the little ♥ character. This also ...
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What's the name of the Programme on the TV? [on hold]

In the TV Episode Mr. Bean Goes To Town, when Bean can only get a decent TV signal by sitting in a certain part of the room, we can hear the soundtrack of a programme "on" Bean's TV. Does anybody know ...
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What does the word “Star” in “Star Wars” refer to?

I wonder what the word "Star" in Star Wars refers to. Why did George Lucas choose this title for his epic? The word "Wars" is clear, but I don't know what "Star" refers to. Does anyone know?
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Why did they name the movie “Captain Marvel”?

Why did they choose the title to be "Captain Marvel"? Firstly Carol Danvers was a pilot. And Captain is a rank in the Army. I understand the title "Captain America" because Steve was in the Army and ...
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Why is the movie titled Gothika?

I have seen the movie Gothika (2003). There was no one named Gothika in the movie. For me, the movie and the title of the movie didn't sync. What is the meaning of Gothika?
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Why did they name the show Russian Doll?

Watched Russian Doll recently and it was enjoyable but really made me wonder about the title. Like what does the show have to do with Russian dolls? Even the poster used it:
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Why is the movie named 'Velvet Buzzsaw'?

The movie Velvet Buzzsaw is a 2019 supernatural horror film. I found that in the film Rhodora Haze (Rene Russo), owner of the Haze Gallery was a former member of the rock band Velvet Buzzsaw. She ...
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What is the significance of “This Isn't” in porn parody titles?

I witness lots of porn parody titles start with "This Isn't". Example: This Isn't Fifty Shades Of Grey, This Ain't Avatar XXX, This Isn't The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2 - ...
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Why is the movie named 'Bird Box'?

I do get that in the end that Malorie and her kids end up in an old school for the blind which happens to house lots of birds, but it's a school in the end. But why is this movie named 'Bird Box'? Is ...
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Why is the movie titled Roma?

I just finished watching the new Netflix movie Roma (2018). Do you know what its title means? The word Rome/Roma is not mentioned in the movie as far as remember.
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Why doesn't “Ralph Breaks the Internet” have “wreck” in the title?

The sequel to Wreck-It Ralph is called Ralph Breaks the Internet. In it, Ralph and Venellope travel to the Internet to buy a replacement controller for Sugar Rush. Why is it called Ralph Breaks the ...
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Meaning of “Episodes-titles” of Sacred Games?

How do the episode titles for Sacred Games (the first Netflix original series in India) relate to the series? Ashwathama Halahala Atapi Vatapi Brahmahatya Sarama Pretakalpa Rudra Yayati
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Why did they pick the title 'Tangled'?

I heard that Disney wanted to have a gender neutral movie name for Rapunzel story to target boys too but why did they end up with Tangled? Did they ever address how they ended up choosing this name?
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Why is the prefix 'Ani'(And) used in the title of Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar biopic?

Ani... Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar (And ... Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar) is a recently released Marathi (language) biopic movie about the life of legendary theater & movie superstar (in-fact, Marathi ...
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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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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.