Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Title me, please

I'm having some trouble coming up with a cool title. I've been going over every possible permutation that reflects the script perfectly, so right now I'm on the verge of calling it "Action Thief Moon Thing," which is accurate but terrible. Right now I'm calling it "With a Rebel Yell" but nobody except the Beefcake seems to know what the fuck that means, which tells me something about why we are together but doesn't do so much for this script's publicity options.

I have a great title for my last thing and a great title for my next thing, but this thing is giving me fits.

So I'll see if you guys want to chime in with some possible titles based only on a few key words. Think of this as a brain exercise that benefits me.

Okay so here are the words:

Thief
Wedding
Moon
Old enemies
Betrayal
Run
Time limit
Countdown
Kidnapping
Love
Fear of commitment

Okay make up some titles. I'll wait.

30 comments:

  1. Sander de Regt2:30 PM

    Is it also romantic? (because of the wedding keyword) Or is it mainly action?

    'Stealing the moon'
    'I'm so over the moon'

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  2. Hmmm:

    Moon Thief
    An Enemies Betrayal
    Down on Moonapping
    A Betrayers Wedding
    Moonlovers
    Old Time Betrayal
    Thieves of Love

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  3. My lunar wedding
    my big fat lunar wedding
    crater number 6
    fly me to the moon
    moon dust

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  4. I don't know why, but I kept thinking of Hourglass, but I'm not sure how you'd work that in, and then:

    KEEP YOUR ENEMIES CLOSER

    No idea why. Anything too literal wasn't doing it for me.

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  5. Moonrat
    Moon About
    Mooners
    Moonlighters
    Moon Bandits
    Moonjacked

    Umm ... I'm mooned-out.

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  6. Red Wedding
    It Cuts Deep
    Fractured
    Countdown
    Finish Line
    The Moon Thief (totally different from RKBentley's "Moon Thief")

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  7. Action Thief Moon Thing, I'd see that.

    Crescent Kick
    Flip Side of the Moon
    Stellar Loon (alright, that might be better for a dr seuss riff)
    June wedding? Strawberry Moon
    December wedding? Long Night Moon
    Seize the Moon
    Moon Swipe
    Judas Moon

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  8. SpaceTime
    Where The Sun Don't Shine

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  9. Sander, It's a romantic action comedy.

    This is neat, guys. Thanks. I like seeing the different directions everybody took. Some of these could lead to something.

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  10. Double kiss
    Moontime
    Running back
    Fool intentions

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  11. Anonymous7:47 PM

    Cupid shoots the moon

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  12. Just call it "Rebel Yell." It's a cool title and it's really kind of irrelevant whether or not a title relates to the story being told, anyway. Just look at "Reservoir Dogs."

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  13. It's a little hard when you don't know the whole story, but here goes:

    LunaTicking
    LunaTicked
    Lunaticks
    Utter Lunacy
    Grand Lunacy
    Petty Love & Grand Larceny (or vice versa)
    My Way Is The Highway
    The Highway Is My Way
    Just A Phase
    UnPhased
    Take The Honey And Run
    Do You Take This Woman? (or Man)
    Weddemies
    Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue
    Old, New, Stolen, and Blew

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  14. Len Massaar12:08 AM

    Pulling an all-nighter

    Time wounds heal

    Tick. Tock. Night. Night.

    Lunar-cy

    ;)

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  15. What's wrong with "With a Rebel Yell"?

    It's the best one I see. Edgiest too.

    @cshel -- Lunar Ticked. Too funny. About a hidden faction of werewolves fighting off a flea infestation that makes them go crazy.

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  16. Anonymous6:59 AM

    The Dark Side Of The Moon

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  17. Hey Emily,

    Some suggestions:

    Moon Shot(s)
    The Wedding Hold Up
    Tying Knots
    Hitched to the Moon

    -Jim

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  18. Anonymous8:42 AM

    Sorry guys, all these titles suck big time. Not trying to be bitter or silly or a pain in the ass here. But hoping you come out winning. Picking a title is done by non-writers. More like marketing film executives hired by studios.

    That is the problem with writers, they fail to take their head out of their ***es and get their head washed into the world of marketing.

    Hope this helps.

    Emily, just talk to a guy in an MBA in marketing who is making 1/2 million a year. Someone slick and with a good looking shine and very handsome.

    Most guys in maketing are good looking. They got the gold touch. And you will impressed not only with the suit he wears but his education to you guys on marketing and picking a title for a film etc.

    Billy

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  19. There are some good suggestions here, stuff I can work with. I may end up taking a line of dialogue and turning it into the title, but these suggestions are making my brain think a little differently. Sometimes you just need a jolt to get over that hump.

    I didn't realize being good looking had so much to do with picking titles, but apparently it does.

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  20. Anything containing the word "Honeymoon"

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  21. I like Rebel Yell... so at the end reader/audience can "cry for more, more, more... more, more, MORE!"

    hehe

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  22. The Wedding Thief, or How I Learned to Overcome Fear of Commitment and Find Love Through Kidnapping.

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  23. Shawn, I love that. I was actually thinking about The Wedding Thief, but I hadn't considered a subtitle. That may be exactly what I need.

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  24. With This Knife, I Thee Wed
    Half Moon Dead
    Moon 2 (my personal favorite)

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  25. "Mazel-Tov Cocktail"

    As Hedley Lamarr said in Blazing Saddles... "too Jewish?"

    j/k

    But seriously folks...

    Hollywood loves to take an old classic hit song and turn it into a film as we've seen time and time again. Thus, "With a Rebel Yell," for my money, works.

    Of course there's always the Laura Nyro/5th Dimension standby, "Wedding Bell Blues."

    Fun posts all around!

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  26. From the screenwriter
    of
    NICE GIRLS DON'T KILL
    _____________________

    Celador Films and Bamboo Killers
    present
    _____________________

    A Danny Boyle Film
    _____________________


    THE DARKEST OF NIGHTS

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  27. Yes, Jeff, you get it.

    Actually, that title is not only lost on most people, but it also doesn't apply as much anymore, since my antagonists are no longer dumb rednecks.

    Wow, Daniel, you know me so well.

    But I think I have my title.

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  28. Anonymous10:04 AM

    A rebel yell and wedding bells.

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  29. Anonymous10:08 PM

    I've got it! "Marry me before my tits fall off." Or is that being an asshole?

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  30. I'm a couple years late..

    With my highly respected position of some guy on the internet,

    I'd have gone for Running time limit

    Yeah

    Mercury/Andrew Down

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