Titular Dialogue

Have you ever watched a movie and anticipated the use of the title spoken via dialogue?

It’s been a favorite thing of mine for decades. In fact, I almost get upset when they don’t use it. Sure there are some movies like the Men in Black or Fight Club who use it all the time but it’s not about quantity, it’s about existing.

TV Tropes labels it as Title Drop, but it’s the same idea.

There are scores of movies that never use their title: Jaws, A Clockwork Orange, Star Wars, the list goes on.

But as times passes, more and more films use their moniker somewhere within the script, and I’m not too sure if that’s a good thing or the sign of a “clever” screenwriter. I guess it’s akin to picking out the use of The Wilhelm Scream.

What are your thoughts on movie titles in dialogue? Any favorite uses? Comment below!

-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)


 

BONUS: Here are some non-sequitter movie title videos.

For example what if a movie ended when they said the title?

Part One/ Part Two

A Film Entirely Made Out of Movie Titles

Alternatively, if you even if you can’t remember the title and don’t have time to watch the movie to get it, try using these super creepy search engine. Go ahead, ask it anything. It will find your movie, guaranteed.



 

 

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