Saturday 14 March 2009


Apropos of the fact that yesterday was Friday 13th, Irascian - ever the diligent cineast - sent me a movie poster from a film that looks vaguely familiar...

It is, in fact, one of a number of posters advertising films with titles are "one letter off" from the original. Here are a few of my favourites...

And you can view the whole glorious collection of would-be forthcoming attractions at the gloriously hilarious Worth 1000.

Can you think of any film titles that are just One Letter Off and yet might have succeeded if only someone had had the courage to make them...?

So far I've come up with...

The Lord of the Rinks

Singin' in the Ruin

The Jungle Boot

The Truman Shop

Revolutionary Read

The Pound of Music

Lard of the Flies

The Lavender Hill Mop

The Third Can

Any other suggestions?


Brian Sibley said...

So many great titles have been coming in that I've decided that I'll post them - or, at least, the best of them - on a subsequent blog (saves me having to think of something new to blog about!); so keep them coming - but NO CHEATING (you know who I'm talking to!): the rule is ONE LETTER CHANGES ONLY!

SharonM said...

Spoilsport! A little bit of cheating sometimes doesn't do any harm.

Brian Sibley said...

It's not winning that counts, LISAH it's how you place the game!! ;-)

And, yes, I liked you suggestion of Parrots of the Caribbean, but that's at least Four Letters Off!!

SharonM said...

I wasn't aware that it was a competition!


SharonM said...

Ok - how about:

The Curse of the Black Earl

Are you willing to publish alternatives to Meet the Fokkers?

Brian Sibley said...

It wasn't meant to be a competition! But if it were then you'd win hands down on quantity alone! I felt able to publish these two offerings because there are so many others left over for a later blog!

No! Absolutely, no variations, thank you, on Meet the Fokkers or, come to that, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang...

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