I was scanning thru my 5 zillion TV channels recently when I noticed two things:
A) How fast the delivery of spoken lines was back in the twenties and thirties. It was either sped up in editing or they really did speak their lines that quickly. Here’s a reasonable approximation of when ya put lines on paper compared to the on-screen effect…
Joe: Thismugdoesntwannacooperate!Louie:He’sokJoe,just ask the boys.Darla:Don’thurt himJoe,hedoesntknowwhathe’stalkin’about.Joe:He’sstillamugIsay!Somebody’sgottatakecareofthisguysee?Andi’mjusttheguytodoit!Yeahthat’sright!I’lltakecareofhimrealgoodItellya!Idon’tcarewhatanydamesays!
Justtypingthatmuch, er sorry…Just typing that much sent my normally cognizant and cooperative spellcheck feature out of it’s mind. Nextly and thusly I’d like to point yer attention to art of naming movies and their enthusiastic promos. Maybe I could be good at that. There’s been a long running trend where movie (or even TV shows) have been kept to five words or less so as to keep them quickly remembered as well as fitting onto posters hanging to your local theatre walls geared towards generating the interest and fascination of you, the viewing public.
Sooner or later (in our lifetime or not) Hollywood’s gonna run out of words about how to name and promote their latest shows and features. Think I’m wrong? This effect is already occurring with such improbable names as “Bikini Bloodbath Car Wash” (Hey!! I think I saw that one!!), “Mars Needs Women”, “Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny”, “Ilsa: Nazi She-Wolf of the SS” (definitely saw that one) and “On Golden Pond”.
Then again maybe I’m jumping the gun here. Let’s see what movie titles I can drum up with word anagrams using only the actual words in the aforementioned film names (allowing for pluralizing when necessary):
“Ice Cream Nazis on Mars!”
“Santa Needs Women!”
“The She-Wolf and the Bunny Bloodbath!”
“The SS Bikini Carwash Pond!”
Ok, Ok, this is a clearly stupid and futile exercise but are my movie names really any worse than the ones I was drawing from? Then again, maybe I didn’t see some great film monikers in there that other, more farsighted readers can provide. Please send ’em to me in the comments section if ya think u got a good one.