Hot answers tagged

114 votes

How does the title 'The Imitation Game' justify the story of the movie?

It's a reference to the famous "Turing Test" - whether an artificial intelligence can convince a human that it itself is human. Turing's first version of this test was specifically called 'the ...
user avatar
  • 45.7k
111 votes

Is the title "The Last Jedi" singular or plural?

Is the title “The Last Jedi” singular or plural? Despite what some translations may suggest, the title is singular. During an interview with ABC News, director Rian Johnson said: It's so funny when ...
user avatar
  • 13.8k
102 votes
Accepted

How does the title 'The Imitation Game' justify the story of the movie?

The other answers already draw some really good connections to various parts of Turing's work, be it movie-related or more general. But we don't really need to stop there. In fact a big emphasis of ...
user avatar
  • 58.1k
100 votes

Why doesn't "Ralph Breaks the Internet" have "wreck" in the title?

"Break the internet" is a common phrase that's used to describe something that has become immensely popular in a short time, while "wreck the internet" is not a commonly used phrase (compare 1.2B ...
user avatar
89 votes
Accepted

Why doesn't "Ralph Breaks the Internet" have "wreck" in the title?

According to an interview that Post Crescent had with Phil Johnston, the director of the film, it actually is because of "breaking the internet" being "a thing": In one of the ...
user avatar
  • 5,645
83 votes
Accepted

What did the title of Silence of the Lambs refer to?

It refers to a conversation between Clarice and Hannibal Lecter. In order for Lecter to help with her investigation, he demands she tell him information from her personal life, to satisfy his ...
user avatar
81 votes
Accepted

Why is the new movie named Ocean's 8?

Because there are eight con-women in this movie as there were 11, 12 and 13 con-men in the Ocean's trilogy... Based on Wikipedia: Ocean's Eleven: George Clooney as Danny Ocean Brad Pitt as Rusty ...
user avatar
81 votes
Accepted

Why is "The Matrix" called by that name?

Matrix is a sci-fi virtual-reality/cyberspace term. Originally, matrix meant a womb, echoing the womb-like pods Neo and the others are kept in. The science fiction meaning, however, is more recent, ...
user avatar
  • 27.4k
77 votes
Accepted

Why is "Captain Marvel" translated as male in Portugal?

Ok, in English this is gonna be weird to explain, but as this link explains, it has to do with the official patent designation. In Portugal, there is the woman "Primeiro-Ministro" (Prime-Minister in ...
user avatar
71 votes
Accepted

What does the title "Gone in 60 Seconds" mean?

The title is referring to cars and the time it takes to steal one. The original movie's cover is: As it says: You can lock your car, but if [Maindrian Pace] wants it... it's Gone in 60 Seconds The ...
user avatar
  • 27.4k
70 votes
Accepted

Who is the titular "Last Jedi"?

Though, the title itself is quite ambiguous, but we can go through the movie plot and conclude it. Princess Leia is sensitive to the Force, but she is not a Jedi. She didn't get training as Jedi. ...
user avatar
  • 57.3k
67 votes

Why is the new movie named Ocean's 8?

There's no doubt that Nikhil has the right answer for the question as posed, but it might be worth thinking about why they went with 8 and not 14 (as would have been next in the series), or 10 (just ...
user avatar
63 votes
Accepted

Why is the movie title "Blazing Saddles"?

From IMDBs trivia page about the movie In the DVD commentary, Mel Brooks said that the working title for the film was "Tex X", as a reference to black Muslim leader Malcolm X. It was then switched ...
user avatar
  • 1,765
63 votes
Accepted

Why was the movie titled Inception?

The technique is specifically named in the film, as the literal meaning of the word matches well with it. Following is a dialogue from early in the film, for reference: COBB: What do you want from us?...
user avatar
  • 700
62 votes

Is the title "The Last Jedi" singular or plural?

This is community-wiki, so please contribute! Though Rian Johnson has stated the title is singular (as per Charles' answer), for the record, here's a list of international translations of The Last ...
61 votes
Accepted

Why is the movie called "8 mile"?

The film is named after a street in Detroit, Michigan that is officially Michigan Highway M-102, specifically a portion that follows the locally named "8 Mile Road". In Detroit, particularly in ...
user avatar
  • 35.3k
58 votes

What does "First Class" refer to in X-Men: First Class?

They're the "first class" of Xavier's school for gifted youngsters, as well as the "first class" of the X-Men. With regards to the title being some sort of pun intended to denote the characters as "...
user avatar
  • 19.5k
53 votes
Accepted

Why is the biography of comedian Andy Kaufman titled "Man on the Moon"?

This title is taken from 1992 song Man on the Moon that was written by the band R.E.M. who also created the soundtrack of this film. From Wikipedia The soundtrack for the film was written by rock ...
user avatar
  • 57.3k
52 votes
Accepted

Why did they avoid Charlie's name in the film title Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory?

What was the reason for the shift from Charlie to Willy Wonka in the film title? NAACP (The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a civil rights organization in the United ...
user avatar
  • 57.3k
51 votes

What does "First Class" refer to in X-Men: First Class?

It's a pun. 'First-class' as in 'excellent' or 'high quality', and "first class" as in they are the initial group of students.
user avatar
  • 554
47 votes
Accepted

What does "Ex Machina" mean?

Edited due to many comments providing advice: Deus Ex Machina doesn't originate from the (rather spectacular) video game Deus Ex. Modern meaning Nowadays, it's a simple phrase that exists in the ...
user avatar
47 votes
Accepted

Why is the movie titled The Phantom Menace?

The Phantom Menace is the return of the Sith, being brought about (at the time) by Darth Sidious and Darth Maul. The Phantom Menace is initially said to be Darth Sidious (the pre-evolution form of ...
user avatar
  • 516
47 votes
Accepted

Why is the episode called "The Last of the Starks"?

It's related to the scene below when Jon is talking to Sansa, Arya and Bran, those are the last of the starks. Arya even says those words: Arya: We are family, the four of us, The last of the ...
user avatar
45 votes
Accepted

How does the movie Spirited Away justify its title?

From Merriam-Webster, spirit means the immaterial intelligent or sentient part of a person and to carry off usually secretly or mysteriously Spirited Away is a clever play on words, ...
user avatar
  • 27.4k
41 votes

What did the title of Silence of the Lambs refer to?

The title comes from the very last line of the book. As Andrew Martin states, early in the book, Starling and Lecter have a conversation about her having nightmares with screaming lambs and that she ...
user avatar
  • 1,618
38 votes
Accepted

Why is the movie titled "Independence Day"?

The 4th of July holiday in America is called Independence Day, celebrating the day the Thirteen Colonies made themselves a new nation, free from the British. So from a historical point of view, it's ...
user avatar
38 votes
Accepted

Is the title 'The Walking Dead' referring to the main characters of the series?

Actually, the answer to this is probably found in the words of Rick Grimes himself, in 2015, the episode named Them. [there's a long pause as the storm thunders over them] Rick Grimes: When I was a ...
user avatar
37 votes

Why is the episode called "The Last of the Starks"?

Sansa, Arya and Bran find out that they are the last of the Starks in this episode, because Jon is not actually Eddard Stark's son. He is a Targaryen, and his children would be Targaryens. Sansa and ...
user avatar
  • 2,479
36 votes
Accepted

Why is the TV show titled "Game of Thrones" and not "A Song of Ice and Fire?"

A Song of Ice and Fire really sounds quite fantasy-ish, whereas Game of Thrones sounds medieval and more suitable for a show. Also, the name 'Game of Thrones' gives more information about what will ...
user avatar
  • 4,577
35 votes

What does the title "The Fault in Our Stars" signify?

It is from a line from the play Julius Caesar, by Shakespeare: Cassius: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings. Julius Caesar (I, ii, 140-...
user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible