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Questions or analysis related to the meaning of a movie or TV show's name. Please do NOT use this tag to ask what the title of a movie/TV show is: identification questions are off-topic here.

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Is it a coincidence that Tarantino’s eighth film has “Eight" in the title?

Quentin Tarantino is known for caring about the numbering of his films. Going by his own numbering, which counts Kill Bill as a single movie, The Hateful Eight is his eighth film. Has he ever said ...
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My Brilliant Friend title explanation

My Brilliant Friend (Italian: L'amica geniale), TV series, based on Ferrante's second Neapolitan Novel and titled My Brilliant Friend: The Story of a New Name (Italian: L'amica geniale – Storia del ...
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What is the significance of the title, "Red Rocket"?

In the film, Red Rocket (2021), the phrase “red rocket” was not mentioned in the dialogue nor were there any literal references to a red rocket. I'm not sure what it means or what it refers to in the ...
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Explaining the title of the movie "Coogan's Bluff" (1968)

Why is "Coogan's Bluff" the title of the 1968 Clint Eastwood movie "Coogan's Bluff"? What does the title refer to? What was the Clint Eastwood character Coogan's bluff in the movie?...
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What's the inspiration for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood's name?

It is known that Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez have a special relationship. As is evident by Tarantino's appearances in Rodriguez' movies and by Grindhouse - their co-directed double-feature. ...
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The meaning of Straw Dogs

Why is the movie Straw Dogs called like that? From Wikipedia: The film's title derives from a discussion in the Tao Te Ching that likens people to the ancient Chinese ceremonial straw dog, being of ...
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Why is the movie titled "The Devil all the Time"?

I don't see any "devil" in the ensemble cast plot. Why is the movie titled "The Devil all the Time"?
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Why is "The Florida Project" named that?

Which project is being referring to in the movie's title? From the movie's plot, I am not sure what the "Florida Project" is meant to be.
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Why is the movie "Event Horizon" called that?

In astrophysics, an event horizon is a boundary beyond which events cannot affect an observer. But what does that have to do with the movie?
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How does the title "Revenge of the Sith" suit the plot?

The movie Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith is all about a Sith Lords who wants to take over the control of the Republic and the Galactic Order. I don't sense any revenge in the plot. How does the title ...
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What does the title of A White, White Day refer to or imply?

The recently released critically liked but somewhat slow and elliptical Icelandic move A White, White Day (Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur in Icelandic) is a story about a small town policeman who starts to ...
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Why is "The Devil's Backbone" called that?

I have recently seen The Devil's Backbone by Guillermo Del Toro. I didn't quite understand why he chose the name of this film to be The Devil's Backbone. Can someone explain it to me?
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Why is the episode titled “Ethon”?

Most of Stargate SG-1’s episode titles have a link to the subject of the episode, but I have never been able to work out this one. As a name it means “strong”, but it’s not a meaning that jumps out at ...
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What/who is the monster in the movie "Monster"?

In the movie Monster, what does its title mean?' From the movie's poster, I found it interesting that there are two characters but the title is singular, Monster. After watching this movie, my ...
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Why were Poorman & Beggarman not referred in the movie title?

There are 5 codes used in the movie for Russian moles in British Intelligence: "Tinker" for Alleline, "Tailor" for Haydon, "Soldier" for Bland, "Poorman" for Esterhase, and "Beggarman" for Smiley. Why ...
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Why is only the first episode referred in the movie title?

The movie title The Ballad of Buster Scruggs refers only to the first of the 6 individual episodes shown in the film. Why is that and why was this episode chosen for the title? What makes it more ...
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Children of Men - title meaning?

What's the meaning of the title "Children of Men"? There are no men giving birth to babies, obviously.
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Turned "E" character in titles

Some TV series contain a turned "E" character in their titles, such as: HOMƎLAND ÉLITƎ CALIPHATƎ The EVƎNT (Feel free to add other examples.) Is there some common underlying meaning to this usage, ...
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What does the title "Cello Squirrel Daffodil" ("The Magicians" S05E09) mean?

Season 5, episode 9 of The Magicians is named Cello Squirrel Daffodil. Why is this episode named as such, from what reference is this name taken?
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What does the title of "Code 8" refer to?

There is a movie called Code 8 (2019). I watched it thoroughly and I can not understand where the movie's name comes from. What does "Code 8" refer to?
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Where did the title "Road To Singapore" (1940) come from?

The first of a series of "Road To …" films, staring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour, was Road To Singapore, in 1940. Strangely, the characters never go to Singapore. In fact, nowhere in the ...
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Why is the movie called "Midsommar" instead of "Midsummer"?

Why is the movie called "Midsommar" instead of "Midsummer"?
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Why is "The Matrix" called by that name?

Personally from what "matrix" means in English, I can only see relation with one of its meanings, and even then a bit far-fetched. As guide for the meanings of "matrix" we can use this link: https://...
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Why is the movie titled "Ghajini"?

Ghajini (2005) is a Tamil action thriller movie. This is later remade into Hindi with the same name. It is based on Christopher Nolan's Memento. The protagonist in Ghajini suffers from Anterograde ...
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Which Skywalker rises in The Rise of Skywalker?

Star Wars Episode IX has the title, The Rise of Skywalker. This raises a question that which Skywalker they are talking about? What's the significance of the title with the plot elements or the ...
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Who or what is being redeemed in The Shawshank Redemption?

What does the title "The Shawshank Redemption" refer to? It doesn't make sense to say Andy was redeemed, since he was never guilty of the crime for which he was convicted. Red is redeemed in the ...
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What does Masjävlar mean?

I have watched the movie Masjävlar and I wonder what this title means. I have checked Google Translate but to no result. What does it and the movie refer to, and what is the essence of the word?
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Why was such an unrevealing title originally chosen for the movie "The Assignment", and then changed for some International markets to "Tomboy"?

The low budget Michelle Rodriguez movie The Assignment involves a plot where a killer is punished by a mad surgeon by being given a male to female sex change. It is not a great movie and was not ...
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Why is Kumkuma Puvvu titled as such?

Kumkuma Puvvu is a Telugu daily Soap Opera telecast on Star Maa. It is about a girl Amrutha who is an illegitimate child who was separated from her mother at the time of her birth. She is prone to ...
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What are the 12 monkeys in the show?

In the 12 monkeys movie the titular 12 monkeys refers to an animal rights group that is a red herring to the actual plot. In the show though no such group exists. Is there something else to ...
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Can a movie name include emoji or can it be entirely written using emojis?

Is there some kind of regulation when it comes to movie names? I clearly see the downsides of including in the movie title emojis or any o̹̥̱̪̹t͔͕̞h̖̻̞è̳̩̗͎r̼̣̹͔̞ ҉...
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Why is "Chopsticks" named so?

I have seen the movie Chopsticks on Netflix. It has been released on 31st May 2019. How this title is relevant to this movie? I know the characters eat food by using chopsticks. But, why is this movie ...
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Why is the movie titled "Her" instead of "She"?

Why does the movie Her (2013) use the word "Her" instead of "She" as title?
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Whats up with "The Bells", GoT S08E05

In Game of Thrones the bells are supposed to toll only when the King/Queen is dead. If this was the case, then why are Dany and her army still attacked in S08E05? Also, there was some discussion ...
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Why is the episode called "The Last of the Starks"?

The latest episode of Game of Thrones Season 8, episode 4 has been named "The Last of the Starks". Why was it named so? I couldn't fathom the reason behind this intriguing episode title.
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Why such name for this episode?

Season 4 Episode 12 of DC's Legends of Tomorrow is named as "The Eggplant, the Witch & the Wardrobe". The episode's title is a reference to the first Chronicles of Narnia novel The Lion, the Witch ...
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Why is this episode of Legends of Tomorrow named as such?

Season 4 Episode 9 of DC's Legends of Tomorrow is named as Lucha de Apuestas. What is the reason behind naming it as such?
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What came first? Venom as the movie or as the song?

What came first and which one was the inspiration to the second one? Or did both came continuously where Eminem cooperated with the movie creators for the purpose? Is there any article describing ...
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Why is "Captain Marvel" translated as male in Portugal?

In Portugal, Captain Marvel (2019) is translated to Capitão Marvel, which is the male term for captain, female being capitã. Is there a reason for this, or just a gross mistake from Portuguese ...
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What was the ultimatum in "The Bourne Ultimatum"?

Cambridge definition of "ultimatum": a threat in which a person or group of people are warned that if they do not do a particular thing, something unpleasant will happen to them. It is usually ...
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Why does The Magicians episode have this title?

In Season 4 Episode 11 of the SyFy series The Magicians it is titled as The 4-1-1. What is the reason behind naming this episode with this number? Does it signify anything or Is it a reference to ...
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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 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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