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2 Syllables
« on: October 13, 2006, 04:33:29 PM »
*AHEM* Point Blank, Top Gun, X-Men, Cross Roads, Star Trek (V), Cocktail, And Roadhouse. All 2 syllables and all 2 words (or 1 compound word.) That's 7 of 9 so far. Does making a movie title out of 2 monosyllabic words make it more riffable? Any other 2 word 2 syllable movies that you think are in our future? Discuss!


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Re: 2 Syllables
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2006, 04:43:05 PM »
"Stop creating nonsense threads just to bolster your post count: The Movie"

Wait.. that's more than 2.


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Re: 2 Syllables
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2006, 04:58:45 PM »
"Stop creating nonsense threads just to bolster your post count: The Movie"

Wait.. that's more than 2.

Would you believe I don't care a single lick about post count? I don't get anything for my post count. There are no prizes given for most posts. The majority of people don't even notice post count. I just like to create conversation and share strange observations and maybe make some people laugh. :^) I've reached my post count naturally. You've reached yours by critiquing other people's post quality. Let me have my fun.


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Re: 2 Syllables
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2006, 04:59:56 PM »
So... pistols or rapiers at dawn?

I totaly understand the non-sequitur post every now and again, but lately, you seem to be going for some sort of world record. :)


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Re: 2 Syllables
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2006, 05:56:27 PM »
*AHEM* Point Blank, Top Gun, X-Men, Cross Roads, Star Trek (V), Cocktail, And Roadhouse. All 2 syllables and all 2 words (or 1 compound word.) That's 7 of 9 so far. Does making a movie title out of 2 monosyllabic words make it more riffable? Any other 2 word 2 syllable movies that you think are in our future? Discuss!

Point Blank? Is that some super secret Rifftrax movie that I haven't heard of? Is it only available to forum members with 600 posts or more?

anyway Star Trek V is 3 syllables. That is, unless the five is silent. I've never heard of a movie title with a silent Roman numeral before.
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Re: 2 Syllables
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2006, 01:03:05 AM »
Star Trek V is 3 syllables

If you really want to get technical and use the title in its entirety, it's actually 8 syllables.
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Re: 2 Syllables
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2006, 05:55:11 AM »
Well, given that almost all Steven Segal and Jean Claude van Damme movies are 2-syllable films (there are 2-3 exceptions, of course), it's a sign of quality that you can trust. That is to say, if you can create a marketable title that has that 1-2 punch *pun intended*, you've got the Golden Ticket to the Land of Oz. It's all in the phrase, kid! One word: plastics. It's all about the Benjamins. Shake it, don't break it. Well, you get the point. It's the Segal/van Damme Theory of Filmography, and I'm sticking to it.
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Re: 2 Syllables
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2006, 06:41:55 AM »
So... pistols or rapiers at dawn?

I totaly understand the non-sequitur post every now and again, but lately, you seem to be going for some sort of world record. :)

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Re: 2 Syllables
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2006, 06:49:15 AM »
Well, given that almost all Steven Segal and Jean Claude van Damme movies are 2-syllable films (there are 2-3 exceptions, of course), it's a sign of quality that you can trust. That is to say, if you can create a marketable title that has that 1-2 punch *pun intended*, you've got the Golden Ticket to the Land of Oz. It's all in the phrase, kid! One word: plastics. It's all about the Benjamins. Shake it, don't break it. Well, you get the point. It's the Segal/van Damme Theory of Filmography, and I'm sticking to it.

I think it is all about marketing, but for another reason. Segal and van Damme mustn't be burdened with trying to pronounce more than a two syllabl word in order to market their films acceptably. The press junkets would go way over budget and many hours of valuable tape would go to waste. Can you imagine van Damme trying to stammer out Lost in Translation or Harry Potter and the Prisoners of Azkaban?
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Re: 2 Syllables
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2006, 10:39:56 AM »
Wasn't there an article (Mike may have even written it) about how all the really good action movie titles were disappearing, and now they were just a random convergence of tough looking words? I think there were two lists which you could cross to come up with any number of interesting movies.  I'll give a small example:

The First Word.

Blood
Black
Hard
Death
Tough


The Second Word.

Ninja
Cop
Terminator
Cyborg
Future

Obviously the list was more complicated (and funny), but it does point to the two word title being the MO for most action movies nowadays.


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Re: 2 Syllables
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2006, 10:44:35 AM »
Wasn't there an article (Mike may have even written it) about how all the really good action movie titles were disappearing, and now they were just a random convergence of tough looking words? I think there were two lists which you could cross to come up with any number of interesting movies.  I'll give a small example:

The First Word.

Blood
Black
Hard
Death
Tough


The Second Word.

Ninja
Cop
Terminator
Cyborg
Future

Obviously the list was more complicated (and funny), but it does point to the two word title being the MO for most action movies nowadays.

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Re: 2 Syllables
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2006, 03:20:46 PM »
to tell you the truth Blood Future wasn't a bad movie
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Re: 2 Syllables
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2006, 08:19:35 PM »
I think that a very similar list was the genesis of the single most hilarious and unfortunate movie title ever: Bulletproof monk.

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Re: 2 Syllables
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2006, 08:42:09 PM »
I'm reading Kevin's book "A Year at the Movies" right now and he wrote something about the plague of Gerund ProperNoun movies like Saving Silverman, Finding Foster, Chasing Amy, Crounching Tiger
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Re: 2 Syllables
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2006, 07:17:51 AM »
I'm reading Kevin's book "A Year at the Movies" right now and he wrote something about the plague of Gerund ProperNoun movies like Saving Silverman, Finding Foster, Chasing Amy, Crounching Tiger

I've read that book, so that might be where I remember it.  It's a great book.  Hope you enjoy it.