Saturday, January 20, 2007

"The Bad Lieutenant's Wife," The Game

A friend of mine and I had a conversation years ago, where we came up with a word-slash-title game. You combine two disparate movie titles into one, as if it was a natural thing all along. Thus, "The Bad Lieutenant's Wife" was born.

So, using the aforemention as an example:

"The Bad Lieutenant" and "The French Lieutenant's Woman," become "The Bad Lieutenant's Wife." Capisce?

"Three Men And A Little Lady" + "The Lady In The Lake" = "Three Men And The Lady In The Lake."

This was before Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, I think, but I'm not entirely sure. So using a movie with Kevin Bacon, "The River Wild" and couple that with "A River Runs Through It." You get the "The River Runs Wild Through It."

Any movie with "Friday" in the title is too easy. "The Friday The 13th After Next," right?

You can mix eras up, by taking something older and combining it with something a little more recent. Thus, "Bad Santa At Black Rock."

Surely, you the reader can do better, "Jude Law, The Obscure"...well, that's not really a movie title compliation, but you get the idea.



Blogger John Donald Carlucci said...

Lost city of children of men.
Marathon man of la mancha.
From Russia with love american style
Dark waterworld
Shakespeare in love actually

Sat Jan 20, 04:26:00 PM PST  
Blogger angel said...

this sounds like fun!
"Sky Captain Correlli And The World Of Tomorrow’s Mandolin"
or "Interview with Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
"The Shaggy Dog Day Afternoon"
so how'd i do?!?

Sun Jan 21, 07:31:00 AM PST  
Blogger "jew" "girl" said...

oh, that is festive, wp!

psycho step monster


Sun Jan 21, 10:29:00 AM PST  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Damn, not a lemon a bunch, you three are showing me up ; )

Sun Jan 21, 01:53:00 PM PST  
Blogger BeckEye said...

Saturday Night Fever Pitch.

Stranger Than Pulp Fiction.

A Swordfish Called Wanda.

The Three Face/Offs of Eve.

Urban Midnight Cowboy Legend.

A Love Song of the South for Bobby Long Day's Journey into Night.

Are you detecting a pattern here?

Sun Jan 21, 03:01:00 PM PST  
Blogger James said...

Here's a couple I came up with:

Close Encounters of Richard III
All the President's Men in Black
The Godfather of the Bride

And my personal favorite:
Tango and Crash

Although there are a few good ones already. A Swordfish Called Wanda? How can you top that?

Sun Jan 21, 03:46:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Earnest.

Now THAT's a play I want to see.

Sun Jan 21, 05:49:00 PM PST  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


"Are you detecting a pattern here?"

No, I'm "Perfect(ly) Clueless."


Excellent ones, though the thought of "Tango And Crash" frightens me, somehow.


Truly, that would've been quite a film and it's too bad that Kaufmann didn't get to work with the late Jim Varney.

Tue Jan 23, 09:55:00 AM PST  
Blogger Dale said...

I loved all the responses and as a result would like to point out that I couldn't think of even one to match you. Maybe I'm Match Point Blank?

Tue Jan 23, 11:55:00 AM PST  
Blogger Dale said...

Wow, that was lame Dale. And Grosse.

Tue Jan 23, 11:56:00 AM PST  
Blogger BeckEye said...

"Perfectly Clueless" would have both John Travolta and Jeremy Sisto as stars. If those two ever shared the screen, I would pass out... and probably have one hell of a dream while I was unconscious.

Tue Jan 23, 06:22:00 PM PST  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


"Maybe I'm Match Point Blank?"

Donald Westlake would be proud! Oh, wait, you meant Grosse, not Robert Duvall.


I forgot Jeremy was in "Clueless," I didn't mean to, um, nevermind... Don't daydream too much at work tomorrow ; )

Tue Jan 23, 08:44:00 PM PST  

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