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Why is it called “Eastern Promises”?

The plot of the movie Eastern Promises depends on Russian gangsters and prostitution things. I didn't find the word "promise" in any expression of the movie's characters. Why is it called "Eastern ...
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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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Why it is called “The Next Three Days”?

I really enjoyed this movie. It was an excellent thriller about a couple's escape with their son to Canada. I was confused, however, by the title: The Next Three Days. The movie is a remake of an ...
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How does Te3n justify its title?

In the movie Te3n, the child that is kidnapped is around six to eight years. Then how is the movie named teen? Is there any other logic for this title?
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Why is Four Moons titled Four Moons and nothing else?

Four Moons (Spanish: Cuatro lunas) is a gay anthology film about four stories so having Four in the title is well obvious. But why did the director/producer select to call it Four moons and nothing ...
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Significance of the movie title Magnolia?

In Magnolia (1999), all characters struggle to find love but when I type Magnolia in Google it only shows flower images. What does this title signify in reference to film's story? Does it really refer ...
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What does the title “Reservoir Dogs” mean?

Aside from speculations of the title coming from Tarantino's mispronunciation of the French film name, what meaning does Reservoir Dogs have in context of the actual story line?
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Why is the film called “Saving Mr. Banks”?

I saw the movie, Mr. Banks is a character in the "Mary Poppins" story. But the whole plot does not match the title, Helen Goff was heavily influenced by her father "Travers Robert Goff". She wants ...
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What does X mean in American History X?

In the movie title American History X, what exactly does X represent? I could think of Roman numeral X (10) or generation x, however, I don't seem to fully understand the meaning.
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What is the significance of the title “Agora”?

One thing that's haunting me after watching the movie "Agora" is the title, What was the significance of this title?
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Is the title 'The Walking Dead' referring to the main characters of the series?

Until recently I had absolutely no question in my mind as to why the TV series 'The Walking Dead' was titled exactly that - because of the zombies, you know, corpses that have come back to life and ...
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What is the significance of “6,741”, the title of an upcoming episode in the fifth season of Person of Interest?

According to this Wikia article Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman mentioned that their favouite episode of Person of Interest is the upcoming season 5's 4th episode named "6,741". Is there any hidden ...
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In the title “Saving Private Ryan” What is the significance of the word “Private”?

I was wondering what exactly "Private" meant in the title "Saving Private Ryan". What was the significance of that word?
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Are films required to show title? [duplicate]

I have seen at least one other movie where the title of the film was not shown until the end of the film. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 2 is the inspiration for this question. Are films required to ...
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Why is Batman's name placed before Superman's in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the second entry in the DC Extended Universe and there is only one Superman based film existing in this universe and still Batman's name is placed before Superman'...
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What is the meaning of “Trainwreck” title?

I saw the movie, there is no mention of train or something that is close related to the title. Plot:Lead Actress make love to everyone she likes, but her relations screwed up.
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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 is the significance of the title “The painted veil”?

I just saw the movie but was not clear with the title significance. Is there any hidden meaning behind this title?
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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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What is meant by “There Will Be Blood”? [duplicate]

Finally got around to watching There Will Be Blood (2007) last night, and I'm somewhat confused by the title. I've got some possible references, and I'm not really sure if any of them are viable: A ...
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What does the title “The Fault in Our Stars” signify?

I just saw The Fault in Our Stars and was quite confused with the title in relation to the plot of the movie. Can anyone help me to understand the co-relation between the plot and the title?
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What does “Ex Machina” mean?

The name of the British sci-fi movie "Ex Machina", what exactly does it mean? Is there any relationship to the famous game series "Deus Ex"?
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What did the title of Silence of the Lambs refer to?

I just saw The Silence of the Lambs (1991). So what exactly does "silence of the lambs" mean? It was not clear to me.
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Why is the movie titled “Independence Day”?

The title of the movie Independence Day (1996) makes no sense to me. A country gains independence when: It was depending on some other country (being ruled by another country). It becomes sovereign, ...
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Please explain the end of John Dies at the End [duplicate]

The title of the movie is John Dies at the End, but for some reason this doesn't happen. He dies for a short while in the middle, and then comes back, but this makes the title inaccurate, especially ...
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Why isn't it called “The Hateful Nine”?

I gather that John Ruth's driver O.B. is not considered one of the "hateful eight," but he is present for all of the film's events and seems as much a part of the story as any of the others. I like ...
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Revolver movie title significance

I saw the movie Revolver recently and was wondering why the movie is named such. The movie is basically upon the ego of a person and has a lot of chess analogy included in it. So my question is: Why ...
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There Will Be Blood title significance

I just saw the movie There Will Be Blood (2007). When I had first seen the title of the movie I had assumed the movie to be a violent one with a lot of killing and hatred. But the story is completely ...
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Why does The Force Awakens not use the Episode notation?

I noticed that the newest film in the Star Wars series is officially titled Star Wars: The Force Awakens, while all the previous films followed the format of Star Wars: Episode <N> - <...
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Does the title “An Officer and A Gentleman” refer to one person or two?

There are two main actors in the movie "An Officer and A Gentleman", Richard Gere, and the other guy who committed suicide. Are An Officer and A Gentleman referring to the same guy, Richard Gere? ...
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Where's the actual Palindrome in the season two finale of Fargo?

How did season 2 episode 10 of Fargo, titled "Palindrome," get its title? I've read | several | recaps. Only one mentions the meaning of the word (spelled the same forward as backward, such as "madam"...
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Why the AKA prefix?

The episode titles for the Jessica Jones episodes are all prefixed with AKA, which stands for Also Known As. I'm curious/confused why this decision was made.
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What is the significance of the Frasier episode title 'Agents in America part III'?

There weren't parts one or two, but this title clearly has meaning. Perhaps they were classified, like Leonard parts 1-5?
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Why it is called “Jurassic Park” instead of “Jurassic zoo”?

Why it is called "Jurassic Park" instead of "Jurassic zoo" ? According to english dictionary: Park means A park is an area of natural, semi-natural, or planted space set aside for human enjoyment....
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What is the meaning of the letter A?

Season 4, Episode 16 of The Walking Dead is titled "A". The previous episode is titled "US", making it a play on "USA" which is where the series takes place. Together, the two episodes show the main ...
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Why was The Big Bang Theory given that name?

I just finished the Eighth season of The Big Bang Theory and still don't know why it was given that name?
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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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Why aren't episode titles put on the screen?

For the last few decades, it seems that most shows (dramas, not just comedies) don't put the episode titles on the screen. Does anyone know why not?
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Why 28 and not any other number?

In 28 Days Later, why did they select the value 28 and not any other? Is this number something special or did they just choose it randomly?
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Who's the negotiator in The Negotiator?

We have at least 2 negotiators in The Negotiator, but which one is the titular negotiator?
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Why is the TV show titled “Game of Thrones” and not “A Song of Ice and Fire?”

Have the directors ever explained why the TV show Game of Thrones is named after the first book, instead of the book series "A Song of Ice and Fire"? However, it is based on the whole book series.
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Why is Max known as “Mad Max” in the Mad Max Franchise?

As the title suggests I was wondering why is Max known as "Mad Max" in this franchise? From the first movie till Fury Road Max is the only character who is not "Mad" and is the only sensible human in ...
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Why is it called Movie 43?

Why is it called Movie 43? I saw the movie more than once, but didn't find what the number 43 means.
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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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Does Bollywood title their movies using the Latin alphabet or the Devanagari alphabet?

A coworker recommended a movie, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. I had thought that spelling it in Latin might have been a kindness to me. However, it is very easily googled with that string, and I see ...
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Why was Inglourious Basterds misspelt?

Did Quentin Tarantino ever give the reason for misspelling the movie title Inglourious Basterds?
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Is the title “Project Almanac” an homage to Back to the Future?

I am not sure why this movie was called Project Almanac. As far as I remember the protagonists just make up the name out of the blue and never mention it again, so maybe there is no significance at ...
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How long must a Hollywood film wait to use the same title of an older film?

I just stumbled on the new film Bound (2015) and remembered that there was an older film by the Wachowskis also called Bound released in 1996. I am sure this varies from country to country - but in ...
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Why is the title of The Big Bang Theory not translated in Quebec?

In Quebec, the French speaking part of Canada, it is usual (and seems to be part of Bill 101 about the use of French Language in Quebec) to translate titles of movies and TV show into French. For ...
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Connection between Interstellar and 'Flora's Letter'?

I work in a cinema, and today we received our copy of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar: which came packaged and labelled as "Flora's Letter" As is quite well known, film's are distributed (and ...