Submit Your: Top Ten Movie Titles
If a picture’s worth a thousand words, twenty-four pictures a second for two hours should be worth a hell of a lot more, but filmmakers (and sometimes publicists) have to distill the essence of their works into a suitably digestible phrase of no more than a few. A perfect title sums things up without being too reductive, is memorable enough to be recalled instantly, and ideally should be able to stand apart on its own. In other words on that last point, greatness in content may or may not go hand-in-hand with greatness in title. For my own list, I will try to limit myself to untranslated English titles (not to complicate matters with foreign translation issues, so sorry The 400 Blows) and to avoid titles that originate from other media. But feel free to go crazy on your own unregulated lists in the comments.