Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Protagonist protagonist setting

Woody Allen, still the world's creepiest celebrity stepfather, has a new movie entitled Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Find a surprisingly amateurish trailer here. I have two thoughts...

First: in a cast that includes Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem, Patricia Clarkson, and Penélope Cruz, I'm most excited to see Rebecca Hall. She played the charming brunette in Starter for 10, probably the best movie ever set in the world of 1980s British college quiz bowls. (Hmm, "excited" seems like a strong word, seeing as how I'm talking about a Woody Allen movie. Rephrase: I am not averse to seeing this, mostly because of Rebecca Hall.)

Second: the title "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" sounds like some exotic Euro-name but is far more mundane: it's about Vicky (Hall) and Cristina (Johannson) and their trip to Barcelona. Either the director has given up, or he's onto something. What if more movie titles followed the format "Protagonist protagonist setting"? Below are ten attempts to re-title famous movies; each is solvable, though tougher than, say, "Roxie Velma Chicago." Try to identify them in the comments. And feel free to create your own.

1. Norma Joe Hollywood
2. Tatiana Paul Kigali
3. Alfred Robert London
4. Rose Jack Atlantic
5. Joe Irving Rome
6. Billy Madolyn Boston
7. Colette Remy Paris
8. Red Andy Maine
9. Malcolm Cole Philadelphia
10. Daphne Sugar Miami

4 comments:

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

2. Hotel Rwanda
4. Titanic
8. Shawshank Redemption
9. Sixth Sense

Fun!

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Here are some I thought of:

Elwood Jake Illinois
Renton Spud Edinburgh
Annie Crash Durham (too easy?)
Phil Rita Pennsylvania
Will Chuckie Boston

Neel Mehta said...

Annie Crash Durham (too easy?)

A bit. But additions to the list are encouraged here. (I actually thought about Phil and Rita when writing mine.)

Woody Allen said...

Woody Allen was born on December 1, 1935, as Allen Konigsberg, in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 15, he started selling one-liners to gossip columns.