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Giving a movie the name that it deserves is one of the most crucial stages in the life of a motion picture – can you imagine how many people would have turned up to see 12 Angry Men had it been called Jury Duty? Or what about if Star Wars had ended up as Droids? I made both of those up, of course, but my point stands: a movie lives and dies by its title. Make it too far out or wacky and people will avoid it out of fear. Make it too generic, bland or unforgettable, and you risk people not bothering at all. Many a good movie has flopped due to an ill-judged title, after all.

You’ll notice, then, that pretty much all of the movies considered to be the best or greatest of all-time have one thing in common – brilliant titles. Titles that, when you hear them, you »

- T.J. Barnard

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