Top Ten Tuesday: Movie Title Changes

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lostriverThe Cannes lineup was announced on Thursday with lots of supposed Oscar hopefuls making their big debut in France.  One of the the things that caught my eye were the title changes to some anticipated pictures that are set for this coming year.  After debuting at the Toronto Film Festival as a two-part cinematic piece, Ned Benson’s “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers” transitioned to a one-piece film titled “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.”  At least that’s what we were all thinking.  Benson’s film has no taken on the title “Eleanor Rigby.”  The film stars Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy.

Also changing the title was Ryan Gosling‘s “How to Catch a Monster,” which is now called “Lost River.”  That film stars Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, and Eva Mendes.

There are now grumblings that Peter Jackson’s final installment of the “The Hobbit” series, originally titled “There and Back Again,” will now be called The Hobbit: Into the Fire.  More details to come on that story.

This edition of Top Ten Tuesday will focus on some of the big title changes over the last few years.  Many will be frowned upon but they made a splash.  Some haven’t seen the light of day yet.  But hopefully one day will.

Take a look.