They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? – the title doesn’t make any sense at all until the final moment of the movie, when you realize it’s perfect. And it violates the rule by being a damn good film.
There was also Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? It was written by Anthony Newley, who had hit plays named Stop the World, I Want to Get Off and The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd. He evidently loved concise titles.
There’s also **Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad ** and **Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? **.
Years ago on the old NBC Letterman show, Dave’s guest was some old cigar chomping producer of hundreds of American International Films movies.
He stated that they would sit around and think up outrageuos names and THEN write a script based on the title. He would cast women based solely on thier ability to scream (well, breast size was probably important too).
I’m sure that John Goodman’s character in “Matinee” was based on this guy.
Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
My Own Private Idaho
The Brother From Another Planet
What the #$*! Do We Know!?
Who is Cletis Tout?
Hit and Runway
13 Conversations About One Thing
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
Headless Body in Topless Bar
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo GarciaThe Madness of King George The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds The Rats are Coming!The Werewolves are Here! But for trult great titles, you can’t beat spaghetti westerns! [ul]
[li]Deaf Smith and Johnny Ears[/li][li]God Forgives-I Don’t[/li][li]John the Bastard[/li][li]Heads You Die, Tails I Kill You[/li][/ul]