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« on: June 08, 2004, 01:17:12 PM »

I think GBU is great, but I was reading Christopher Frayling's biography the other day. I saw that this film was originally to be titled The Two Magnificent Tramps, and realised that GBU would be nowhere near as good without the title it has now. Imagine it: The Two Magnificent Tramps - christ, it sounds like a Chaplin movie.

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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2004, 01:28:15 PM »

To be honest herbpees, if I was in a video shop and I saw a film called "The Two Magnificent Tramps", I would buy it for the name alone.

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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2004, 03:27:23 PM »

Although the title might not have been popular, the film would still have been a success. The title has got nothing to do with how good a film is in my opinion!

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2004, 10:39:58 PM »

Doesnt quite have the same ring to it . Heck they coulda named it Manny , Moe, and Jack and it wouldnt have mattered in the end.

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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2004, 03:44:27 AM »

I think the title was originally "Three Magnificent Rouges".

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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2004, 10:49:06 AM »

if it was the two magnificent tramps what about the other character. the film just wouldn't be the same.



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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2004, 09:34:58 PM »

Although the title might not have been popular, the film would still have been a success. The title has got nothing to do with how good a film is in my opinion!

Maybe...but would Pulp Fiction had done as well if it was called The Magical Adventures of Two Happy Lads?

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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2004, 11:15:26 PM »

Maybe...but would Pulp Fiction had done as well if it was called The Magical Adventures of Two Happy Lads?

YES!... titles don't mean a whole lot... yeah the good the bad and the ugly may be the most famous and referenced title in all of movie history, but that doesn't change the movie... and there still would have been 3 characters... the title would only refer to the two good characters... the only thing i would miss, if it would even change, is the begining and ending titles.... oh and by the way, i'm not too particular to the pulp fiction title... i don't see how the magical adventure of two happy lads would have changed anything, thats not that much worse.

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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2004, 09:10:08 AM »

^^^ He told it like it is

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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2004, 09:16:49 AM »

The German title of GBU was (and is) Zwei Glorreiche Halunken.  That means the two magnificent rogues.  But which two: I'd surmise Blondie and Tuco...

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« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2004, 09:27:54 AM »

see http://www.soundtrack-world.de/Zwei-Glorreiche-Halunken-the-_311/soundtrack.html for the German soundtrack CD

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« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2004, 08:27:35 AM »

I think the title certainly has a lot to do with how well a film is remembered, and the dollars trilogy is a good example. The catchily titled FoD and GBU are the ones everyone has heard of, whereas the more awkwardly named FAFDM isn't so well known, depsite most buffs preferring it to FoD.

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« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2004, 09:08:51 AM »

i think that is more because it's the middle movie... it's not the first one and it's not the popular GBU

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