This title format that drives me bonkers - Big Little Lies etc.

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Big Little Lies
Little Fires Everywhere
Tiny Pretty Things
Giant Little Ones (this film is actually pretty good, it's on Prime)

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Friday, 4 December 2020 14:46 (one month ago) link

There's something so annoyingly precious/faux mysterious about it. How did it start?

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Friday, 4 December 2020 14:47 (one month ago) link

when a daddy twee loves a mummy twee very much

Uptown Top Scamping (Noodle Vague), Friday, 4 December 2020 14:48 (one month ago) link

the king of the format:

https://i.redd.it/939rdv2i3pc21.jpg

frogbs, Friday, 4 December 2020 14:49 (one month ago) link

haha

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Friday, 4 December 2020 14:49 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Oh God yes I can't stand this formulation nor differentiate them

kinder, Monday, 11 January 2021 15:56 (two weeks ago) link

Little Big Women is an interesting one though as it works in a way that predates the current craze. Like, it could be both a pun on both Little Women and Little Big Man.

Alba, Monday, 11 January 2021 16:32 (two weeks ago) link

Did DIRTY PRETTY THINGS (2002) kick it off more recently?

Alba, Monday, 11 January 2021 16:33 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah thats what i thought of immediately

Daz White (darraghmac), Monday, 11 January 2021 16:39 (two weeks ago) link

Pretty Little Liars

Canon in Deez (silby), Monday, 11 January 2021 16:39 (two weeks ago) link

P.Y.T.

Vinnie, Monday, 11 January 2021 23:42 (two weeks ago) link

Pretty Little Thing is an online clothes retailer

kinder, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 00:04 (one week ago) link

Dirty Sexy Money

Vinnie, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 00:13 (one week ago) link

pretty tiny little fire things

akm, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 00:15 (one week ago) link

Those are called matches, iirc.

nickn, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 00:25 (one week ago) link

yes it's a remake of the Little Match Girl

akm, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 01:04 (one week ago) link

I suppose the blame might plausibly lie with Fleetwood Mac and their sweet little lies

Alba, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 01:28 (one week ago) link

P.Y.T.

― Vinnie, Monday, 11 January 2021 23:42 (yesterday)

Of course!

10percent Discocunt (jed_), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 02:07 (one week ago) link

why are little and big so essential to this weird phenomenon?

10percent Discocunt (jed_), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 02:17 (one week ago) link

Curb Your Enthusiasm Apathy

frogbs, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 03:35 (one week ago) link

Big little lies is the worst of these, maybe the worst title for anything

Yelp for gyros (wins), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 07:09 (one week ago) link

does Very Bad Things (1998) count as one of these?

soref, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 07:54 (one week ago) link

Not the same thing but related is the kind of stupid gibberish titles that bond films and oasis albums have like definitely maybe, don’t believe the truth, the forgetting of memory, if tomorrow was yesterday

Yelp for gyros (wins), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 07:59 (one week ago) link

Never Maybe Sometimes Always Things

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 08:01 (one week ago) link

I guess Bond titles like 'Live And Let Die' and 'You Only Live Twice' are the precursor to 70s detective show episode titles like 'Eat, Drink and Be Buried' (from the first series of Ironside) which have a similar precious/sinister thing as the 'pretty little X' stuff?

soref, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 08:18 (one week ago) link

Like in force on the case, there was an ep called like “sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of murder”

Yelp for gyros (wins), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 08:23 (one week ago) link

wins is mainly thinking, I infer, about the post-Fleming Bond word salad titles imo: Tomorrow Never Dies*, The World Is Not Enough, Quantum Of Solace, No Time To Die

* even more Oasis-like because it came from someone misreading a fax: the unused Pulp theme was still released as Tomorrow Never Lies

shivers me timber (sic), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 09:05 (one week ago) link

btw we tried to watch Tiny Pretty Things last night and it was so poorly written and acted we turned it off after 15 minutes, and we never stop watching anything no matter how dumb it is.

akm, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 16:11 (one week ago) link

when i was a little kid watching all those bond movies on cable i often wasnt familiar with the idioms and familiar phrases those titles were tweaking and just internalized them at face value - it wasnt until years later that really dawned on me how many of them are complete nonsense

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:21 (one week ago) link

Fine Young Cannibals?

emil.y, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:24 (one week ago) link

LittleBigPlanet

jmm, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:39 (one week ago) link

Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:16 (one week ago) link

Little Big League

billstevejim, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:46 (one week ago) link

I just remembered that's both a movie and a band.

billstevejim, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:47 (one week ago) link

littleBIGMAN

shivers me timber (sic), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 19:09 (one week ago) link

That hasn’t been posted yet?

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:47 (one week ago) link

Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy


Nice combo of screename/post.

Boring United Methodist Church (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:18 (one week ago) link

John Crowley, Little, Big
Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
Little Big Town (band)
Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

alpaca lips now (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:18 (one week ago) link

Oh great, HBO has a show coming just called "The Little Things". I'm going to boycott it.

akm, Sunday, 17 January 2021 22:40 (one week ago) link

Never Rarely Sometimes Always seems like a questionable title, but the scene where you find out what it refers to is the emotional high point of the film

Dan S, Sunday, 17 January 2021 22:52 (one week ago) link

Before I saw that movie I assumed the title referred to survey options.

billstevejim, Sunday, 17 January 2021 23:35 (one week ago) link

I just came to post about my ambivalence to the second season of Big Little Lies and then I realized I’d forgotten the thread theme, so anyway.

Grateful Dead - Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Monday, 18 January 2021 05:25 (one week ago) link

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

assert (MatthewK), Monday, 18 January 2021 06:00 (one week ago) link

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

assert (MatthewK), Monday, 18 January 2021 06:00 (one week ago) link

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

assert (MatthewK), Monday, 18 January 2021 06:00 (one week ago) link

thanks Zing

assert (MatthewK), Monday, 18 January 2021 06:00 (one week ago) link

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A Million Little Pieces

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 18 January 2021 11:56 (one week ago) link


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