Sunday, November 25, 2012
Do You Know the Title?
As writers we all know titles are important. They help catch the eye drawing a person to pick up that book or read the review of a movie. I recently came across an article stating some working titles that didn't make it onto the finished product. Finding it interesting, I thought you might enjoy a little quiz on just that subject.
Below are the working and final titles of some well known books and movies. Can you match them?
1) Pride and Prejudice A) The Last Man in Europe
2) To Kill a Mockingbird B) Before this Anger
3) Gone with the Wind C) First Impressions
4) Atlas Shrugged D) Four and a Half Years of
Struggle Against Lies,
Stupidity and Cowardice
5) 1984 E) Atticus
6) Mein Kampf F) Tomorrow is Another
7) Roots G) The Strike
1) Unforgiven A) The Last First Kiss
2) Pretty Woman B) The Loners
3) E.T C) The Cut Whore Killings
(the title was changed twice
4) Dirty Harry D) 3000
5) Easy Rider E) A Boy's Life
6) Hitch F) Dead Right
Pride and Prejudice - (C) First Impressions
To Kill a Mockingbird - (E) Atticus
Gone with the Wind - (F) Tomorrow is Another Day
Atlas Shrugged - (G)The Strike
1984 - (A)The Last Man in Europe
Roots - (B) Before This Anger
Mein Kampf - (D)Four and a Half years of Struggle Against . . . (No wonder they shortened it to My Struggle)
*I was going to use the Great Gatsby but F. Scott Fitzgerald had about 6 working titles.
Unforgiven - (C) The Cut Whore Killings
Pretty Woman - (D) 3000
E.T - (E) A Boy's Life
Dirty Harry - (F) Dead Right
Easy Rider - (B) The Loners
Hitch - (A) The Last First Kiss
So how many did you already know? Did any surprise you? Hope you enjoyed my little quiz. Thanks for stopping by.
Sources: Huff Post Entertainment, Wikipedia, IMDb, and Mental Floss