Girlfriend 19

8 Jul

A movie title is extremely important.  In fact, it is incredibly important for a film like mine, which does not boast famous names nor exotic locations.

In a nutshell, a movie title must be easy to remember and should give a sense of what the film is about.  More importantly, a great movie title captivates the reader and encourages him/her to inquire further about the movie.

This might mean they pick the DVD off the shelf and read the back cover.  Or it might mean they click the title on a website for more information.  Wherever it may appear, a movie title must be easy to remember, relevant, and intriguing.

Like, Girlfriend 19, the title of my movie!  What does it mean?  It originates from within the script, but if I told where, it would spoil the fun.  So you’ll have to watch the movie to find out…

Here are some amazing titles I can think of that epitomize the criteria above: Jaws (1975), Body Heat (1981), and Vertigo (1958).  What are some of your favorites?  You can share in the comment section…

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6 Responses to “Girlfriend 19”

  1. Ryan Lucchesi July 15, 2010 at 11:13 am #

    I couldn’t agree more! A title has to catch attention in our ADD generation. No easy task. I think “Girlfriend 19” is a very intriguing title. Way to go with that!

    Some of my faves:

    “There Will Be Blood”

    “No Country for Old Men”

    “Don’t be a Menace to South Central while Drinking Your Juice in the Hood”

    • Christopher July 15, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

      Thanks, Ryan! Agreed with There Will Be Blood! That is a seriously compelling title, especially with Lewis on the poster! Let me say this: the film backed-up the title! Oh, and I LOVE No Country For Old Men!

  2. Chuck Norton July 10, 2010 at 5:50 am #

    ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’ !

    ‘Let the Right One In’

    ‘Tell No One’

    • Christopher July 10, 2010 at 10:09 am #

      Nice, Chuck. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN – what a movie, huh?

  3. Christopher July 9, 2010 at 1:54 pm #

    Thanks, Ben! Agreed, Swingers and Good Will Hunting are both good, especially Swingers!!! Man, that’s a great movie, huh?

  4. Ben July 9, 2010 at 11:06 am #

    Cool Chris! I agree that “Girlfriend 19” is intriguing. It inspires me to guess the meaning of the number 19 in the title. My favorite simple and intriguing small movie titles are “Swingers” and “Good Will Hunting”.

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