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Why is the movie titled “The Rum Diary”?

This movie is about writer who is working at a Puerto Rican newspaper in the 1960s, who also failed to reveal some information about his boss to public. Why is the source book / movie titled "The Rum ...
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Why is it called Bull Durham?

I get that the team is called the Durham Bulls, but is there significance in reversing the name like that? If it was about the SF Giants I wouldn't expect the movie to be call Giant San Francisco. ...
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Why is the movie titled “If I Stay”?

I saw the movie, But I didn't find any resemblance between title's meaning to the plot of the movie. Why is the movie titled "If I Stay" ?
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Why the movie was titled “Youth”?

I saw the movie, Youth and there appears to be no scene or context related to this title. It is a story about a retired music composer, Fred & Mick Boyle the movie director. So why was the movie ...
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Why is the movie title “Mirchi”?

Mirchi (English: Chilli) is a 2013 Telugu action drama film staring Baahubali Fame Prabhas. Actually, the character is a very cool guy and calls everyone Dude, because the character just landed to ...
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Why “Moana” is called “Vaiana” in Europe?

Can someone explain reasons behind changing "Moana" movie's title to "Vaiana" in certain countries? At first I thought that this is only my home country's (Poland) weird translation invention, but I ...
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Why is the movie title “Wrong Turn”?

I watched this movie, Wrong Turn. Some 3 deformity face guys attacking young boys & girls who stuck up at their town. How does Wrong Turn title suit to this horror subject?
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Why was the movie titled Inception?

Inception means: An event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events. But the movie talks about humans dreaming & lucid dreaming etc. So, why is the movie titled ...
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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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Why is Death Proof presented specifically as Thunderbolt for a brief moment?

Before Death Proof's real title shows on screen, for a split second the title Thunderbolt is shown. This is one of the editing techniques used to make the film have the grindhouse look. From the wiki:...
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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 does the i in iZombie stand for?

The series does not explain the meaning of the letter 'i' in the series iZombie. Does it have a meaning?
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Why is the movie titled “Kiss of the Spider Woman”?

Movie is about government agency tries to extract the truth from Valentin Arregui using his homosexual prison mate Luis Molina. Luis Molina tell 2 stories to Valentin Arregui: one is German movie &...
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Why the movie title Tears of the Sun?

Why the movie title Tears of the Sun(2003)?
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How does the movie Spirited Away justify its title?

The movie Spirited Away has the title in Japanese as 千と千尋の神隠し, which means Sen and Chihiro Spiriting Away. This movie is about the Chihiro), a ten-year-old girl who enters the spirit world while ...
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Did American Pie have to license the name from Don McLean?

Did American Pie have to license the name from Don McLean in order to call the movie American Pie, since the title was taken directly from the song?
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Why is Samurai Jack season 5 episode 1 (53) numbered 92 (XCII)?

I read through the wikipedia pages, but couldn't find any reference. Why do they start at 92? It's 50 years later, not 40.
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Why is the movie title “Blazing Saddles”?

The plot of "Blazing Saddles" is all about people who are shocked after a black man is appointed as the sheriff in their town. So, why is the title "Blazing Saddles"?
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Reason behind the title “Logan”

The past standalone movies regarding Wolverine were named with titles containing the word "wolverine" but the recent movie is just named Logan. Is there any particular reason behind keeping this ...
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What does the title “Gone in 60 Seconds” mean?

What is the reason for the movie title Gone in 60 Seconds? I could not find any explicit reference to the title during the movie. I expected a 60-second car theft or something like that.
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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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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 the movie title “The Score”?

I watched this movie because of the sports title "The Score". Then I got fooled and actually the movie is about a crime thriller story. Why is the movie titled "The Score"?
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Why is the movie titled “She's Out of My League”?

I didn't understand what this movie title means She's Out of My League? Synopsis: Average looking Boy fallen in love with hot girl who has webbed feat. They broke up suddenly just before making love &...
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Why is the movie title One Day?

This movie ends in non-linear fashion like Pulp Fiction and the plot is a tragic romantic story. Why did they select the title "One Day" for this non-linear plot?
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Why is the title “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”?

The kids get themselves shrunk by a machine when a baseball hits the button on the machine. Wayne Szalinski didn't actually control the machine at all when the kids were shrunk. Why is the title "...
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What is the meaning of the movie title “The Way Way Back”?

The subject of the movie is a dull boy who works in a water park and his mother's boyfriend is cheating her. Why is the movie titled "The Way Way Back"?
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Why Walt Disney renamed Zootopia in UK? [duplicate]

Why Walt Disney renamed "Zootopia" as "Zootropolis" in Uk? http://movies.disney.co.uk/zootropolis
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Why does the DOA: Dead or Alive film have an additional DOA in the title?

DOA: Dead or Alive is a film based on the game series Dead or Alive. But the game series didn't have DOA in the title. So why does the filmmaker add an additional DOA in the title? Was that only for ...
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To Whom does “me” refer to in the title “Drag Me to Hell”?

Drag Me to Hell's story is about Christine Brown escaping from the old lady Mrs. Ganush. To whom does "me" refers to in "Drag Me to Hell"'s title?
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What does it actually mean to “break bad”?

What does "breaking bad" actually mean, and in which context has the creator used the term for the title of the TV series Breaking Bad (2008-2013).
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Who is the boy referred to in the title of the movie “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”?

The movie The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas features two boys. Schmuel, a Jewish inmate Bruno, a Nazi Commandant's son Who exactly is the title referring to?
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Why are “The Thanksgiving House” and “Legally Tender” (both movies) the same movie?

I just finished watching "Legally Tender" on EPIC TV and noticed that it was the same movie the I had seen earlier (I think on Hallmark channel) that was titled "The Thanksgiving House". What gives?
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Why is the movie called “Dirty Dancing”?

I saw this movie, the dance moves look like salsa and appear romantic. In that case, why is the movie called "Dirty Dancing"?
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The reason behind the movie title “Dog Day Afternoon”

So I recently was able to watch the movie Dog Day Afternoon and finally realized what a great movie it is! This movie surely made me a fan of Al Pacino. Now, normally the title of a movie depicts ...
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“Kubo and the Two Strings” symbolism?

I just saw Kubo and the Two Strings, and everyone in my family wants to know “why is it called **two strings* when the shamisen he’s playing has three strings? In fact, the name of the instrument (...
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Why is the movie titled “Fracture”?

Why is the movie titled "Fracture"? I watched the movie but couldn't find anything related to Fracture.
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Are there any movies whose name changed after released in theaters?

With the exception of translations to other languages, are there any movies whose name changed after released in theaters? Bonus if there's one that changed WHILE in theaters.
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Why is the episode called “Shut up and Dance”?

The third episode of season 3 of Black Mirror is called "Shut up and Dance". Can anyone please explain why?
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What is behind the trend of changing the name of sequels, instead of just adding 1, 2, 3, etc.?

I remember reading ages ago that producers and directors were newly interested in changing the trend of giving sequels a number and instead giving them a new name. Instead of Jaws I, II, III or ...
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How would you read '71 and how did the title suit with the film's story?

Recently I saw the movie '71 and loved it. However what confused me was what did the title mean, as in how would you read it 'dash' seventy one? Does it mean year 71 as the story is set during early ...
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Why is the movie titled “10 Things I Hate About You”?

I saw the film 10 Things I Hate About You. The plot is about Patrick Verona getting paid to love Kat so Cameron James can date Bianca Stratford. But I don't understand why this title was given to ...
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Why was the HBO TV documentary about Robert Durst titled as The Jinx?

Why was the 6 episode HBO documentary on The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst titled as The Jinx. The English meaning of Jinx is to bring bad luck to something. How does the title relate to the ...
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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 this episode titled “Book of the Stranger”?

In Game of Thrones, episode 54 of series 6 has been given title Book of the Stranger. How is this title relevant to the episode? What have I missed?
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Why is the movie called “8 mile”?

8 mile, the movie that deals with hip hop competition. A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder ...
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Why it is called “The Ides of March”?

When I search the words The Ides of March it gives me the assassination day of Julius Caesar. But the movie's plot is related to political drama. Why it is called "The Ides of March"?
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How does Kaafiron ki Namaaz justify it's title?

Kaafiron ki Namaaz is a story about an army man, a writer and a musician, who share their secrets. They had a dramatic discussion which turns into a fiery meet raising some pertinent issues with ...
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What is the significance of the title Penny Dreadful?

According to Wiki: Penny dreadful is a pejorative term used to refer to cheap popular serial literature produced during the nineteenth century in the United Kingdom. The stories themselves were ...
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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?