151 Proof Movies: Movie Title Drop Rule
Naming a movie can’t be an easy task, but it needs to be done. Most of the time, the title isn’t even referenced or shown in-movie.
Then there are times like, Hunt to Kill, where the writers/directors figured you needed to know the source of the title. Whether it is a title ripped from a script or a script refined to include the title, it did come off a little forced, which is why we decided to make it a very special rule on the site!
Whenever a movie somehow forces the title of the film into the movie, you take a shot!
Now there are a ton of hang-ups on these rules. First and foremost, it can not be used when the title is a reference to a person or a place in the actual movie. Proper nouns are fine! I mean it would be hard NOT to say Dr. No in Dr. No or Austin Powers! Same for a movie like Chicago.
Depending on the movie, you may not use it if references an event in the film. Now, we mean a proper event not something that occurs in the film. An example would be Tekken or Mortal Kombat, where both Tekken and Mortal Kombat are the names of the tournaments held in the film.
Other than that, it’s pretty much free game. Doubly so, if the film uses the title gratuitously throughout the film!
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