Thursday, October 15, 2009

Amelia to debut October 20

The biopic of Amelia Earhart, starring Hilary Swank, is having its advance screenings on October 20.

Could there be a poster for this movie that is any more dull? Even the one just showing clouds was more intriguing than this one! And do I have sex on the brain or is it just a little phallic? (The circular engines, with the straight form of Amelia in the center?) How about a full face shot of Amelia at the cockpit of her plane, flying, full of self-confidence?

It's interesting to see that they've decided to name this movie Amelia. Why not Amelia Earhart, for goodness sake?

Better yet, why not some decent title, like "For the Fun of It," or "Straight on til Morning," or something.

Many's the movie that has suffered dreadfully at the box office because it had a lousy title. Take The Honkers, for example. A 1971 rodeo movie... who knew what honkers were? Why not call it Rodeo Cowboys or something more explanatory! The Honkers? Makes you think of geese!

Or, slightly more recent, Ghost Town, starring Ricky Gervais. Great movie, let down by a lousy title.

Well, since everybody, hopefully, knows who Amelia Earhart is, this prosaically named movie will do good business and inspire a few flyers.

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