Film Titles Rejected For 25 Popular Movies | Entertainment
Casual moviegoers may not realize the amount of revision that goes into a movie before it is released for public consumption. In addition to the myriad drafts and rewrites, many movies have initial titles that are scrapped, or placeholder titles used temporarily before a real title is officially decided. This can happen at any stage of the movie making process, even after a movie has finished production and is supposed to be released, sometimes depending on test screenings.
A different title can drastically change the way a movie might be viewed by audiences. Take, for example, the awkward “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” instead of the “Blade Runner” slick; the bland “Twins” for the psychological horror of Cronenberg “Dead Ringers”; “The Lunch Bunch” on the much cooler “The Breakfast Club”; or the bite “Everybody Comes to Rick’s” before “Casablanca”, much more sophisticated and suave – just like the main character of the film.
For this list, Stacker dug into movie history to find 25 popular films that originally had different titles. Here’s a look at the creative process that explains why some of our favorite movies were almost named something entirely different.
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