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Titles of Movies, Books, Etc. - In Other Words
In Other Words
"Once again I've decided to throw a monkey wrench in the works. Rather than stick with the titles that worked, I've chosen to mangle these fine works of art, cinema, etc. by selecting a much more encumbering title...best of luck to you!"
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One of my favorite films of all time could have been called 'Move Rhythmically to Music in Tandem with a Carnivorous Mammal of the Species Canis Lupus', but unfortunately it was not. Which of these Hollywood stars was featured in this film (in other words)?
Vincent van Gogh was one of the great artists of the 19th century, but my goodness were the titles of his paintings unimaginative. For instance, one of his great works might well have been entitled 'Those Who Ingurgitate Tuberous Root Plants from the Nightshade Family', but instead, he selected the safe (and, might I say, banal) route and named the painting...?
The Potato Eaters
The Tomato Eaters
The Leek Eaters
The Pumpkin Eaters
Though not as verbose as some of my other selections, the novel called 'Helios, Withal, Increases in Elevation' in other words might still be a tantalizing selection. Which of these authors might well have used this as the title of one of his books?
F. Scott Fitzgerald
One of the most beautiful works of modern classical music might have been even more beautiful if the title 'Vernal Period among the Massif that Closely Follows the Oriental Contours of the United States' had been settled upon. Who composed this lovely musical piece that was given a rather more ungenerous name?
Among my personal favorite plays is this one, which I have lovingly entitled in other words 'The extinguishing of a human being of the masculine variety who earns income sufficient for living by the vending of miscellaneous objects'. Which of these playwrights was responsible for the authorship of this wonderful theatrical work?
Which of these grand films would certainly have broken much greater box office ground had it used my recommended title, 'The Daily Matutinal Repast Coterie'?
The Early Birds
The Living Daylights
The Breakfast Club
Back to the world of painting, I have conjured up another alternate title for a famous work of art that might well have purchased it much greater mass appeal. Which of these painters could have been responsible for 'The Cyanic Stripling', but resolved instead to select a more conventional title?
Which of these authors might well have entitled one of her most well-known novels 'En Route Towards the Pharos', but in a flash of impatience opted for a much less flashy moniker for the book?
'The Articulation of Well Wishes Prior to Imbibing or Upon Bidding One's Adieu' is a longer, and might I add much more eloquent, title (in other words) for what popular American television series?
I now attack the opera world with this suggestion for a title, in other words, that really would have sent ripples through the operatic community: 'Papilionaceous Gentlewoman'. Which opera might otherwise have been do dually entitled?
The Second Mrs. Kong
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Compiled Dec 04 13