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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 “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 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 is the meaning of “Fifty Shades of Grey”?

In the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, the protagonist was named Christian Grey. So was the title of the movie related to the protagonist? Is there some deeper meaning to the title?
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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 it called “Match Point”?

This movie is about a married man killing a beautiful woman, because she is pregnant with his child. Why is it called Match Point?
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Why is “Airplane!” called “Flying High!” in some countries?

According to Wikipedia, the movie Airplane! is called Flying High! in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, and the Philippines. At the same time, Netflix in Australia calls this movie Airplane!...
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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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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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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 `Code 8` movie name mean?

What does the Code 8 movie name mean? There is a movie called Code 8 (2019). I watched it thoroughly and I can not understand where the movie's name comes from. Could someone explain this to me, ...
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Have there ever been movies with the same name, released in the same year?

I was thinking about the typical citation standard for referencing movies, where one writes the title and the release year, in the format "Title (Release year)" e.g. Jurassic Park (1993). This works ...
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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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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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Why do many movie titles differ between the U.S. and the UK?

Why are movies titled differently in the UK? For example; The Avengers changed to Avengers Assemble. Similarly Vertige is called High Lane. What is the reason why so many movies are retitled for ...
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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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Why the movie title “The Big Sleep?”

The plot is about private detective solving the mystery behind Sean Regan’s whereabouts and to get rid of Arthur Gwynn Geiger blackmail for General Sternwood. But why is the movie titled The Big ...
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Title reference of Pierce Brosnan James Bond movies

Reference for the title of the James Bond movies was either taken from the novels by Ian Fleming or the particular story element. For eg. GoldenEye, Octopussy etc. GoldenEye refers to the satellite, ...
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What does Book of Shadows stands for in title of movie Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2?

I want to know what the significance is of "Book of Shadows" in the title of the movie Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, the sequel to The Blair Witch Project . I watched the full movie and did not got ...
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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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Why is the movie titled “The White Balloon”?

If anyone has seen The White Balloon by Jafar Panahi, could you please share your view why the title of the film is that?
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Why is the movie called Tangerine?

I watched the movie carefully but still can't guess what is the meaning of the title Tangerine (2015).
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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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Why is Birdman subtitled The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance?

Birdman is a movie about a theater play that tells a lot about movies, movie stars, actor and Hollywood. I wonder why it is subtitled The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance. Is it meant as ... ...
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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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What is the significance of the title Peaceful Warrior

Even after watching the movie I was little confused based on the name of the title Peaceful Warrior what exactly it signifies with respect to the movie.
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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 the Avengers movie called something different in the UK?

In the UK the movie is called "Avengers Assemble" Why was it given a different name in that market?
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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 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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Why is S01 E09 of “Colony” called “Zero Day”?

Why is the episode 9 season 1 of "Colony" called "Zero Day"? Is this some reference to Columbine High School massacre that inspired filming a movie called "Zero Day"? Or is it related to revolution? "...
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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 it Pet Sematary but not Pet Cemetery?

My question is about Stephen King's Pet Sematary (1989). Why is cemetery misspelled as sematary in the title? Is there a special reason which may be explained in the novel or in the 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 it is called “Inherent Vice”?

I saw the Wiki page of Inherent Vice, I did't find much info about the title. Inherent Vice was adapted by Anderson from the novel of the same name by Thomas Pynchon. Why it is called "Inherent ...
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Why is the biography of comedian Andy Kaufman titled “Man on the Moon”?

From seeing the title Man on the Moon, I thought the movie was going to be related to the Earth's Moon like Apollo 13. But the movie is a biography / comedy-drama. Why does the movie have this 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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Caligula Malayalam Short Film: Why did they choose 'caligula' as the title?

I watched 'Caligula Malayalam Short Movie' on YouTube. It is a satire portraying the blinded religious beliefs. The story is nicely written even though there are some little imperfections with respect ...
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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 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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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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