Friday, April 18, 2014

Fun movie lists: Original movie titles, career-killing films and more

Web surfers love listicles, those fascinating lists of trivia and opinion.
Over the next few days, I’m going to post curated lists of my favorite lists by subject.
Today’s miscellany is about movies.

The good 

6 Classic Movies You Didn’t Know Were Remakes (Cracked)

7 Classic Movies You Didn’t Know Were Rip-Offs (Cracked)

30 Classic Opening Movie Scenes (EW)

25 Greatest Unscripted Scenes in Films (GeekTyrant)

17 salvageable flops from the late-winter dumping ground (AV Club)

The bad 

15 Career-Killing Movies (StyleBlazer)

15 Career-Ending Movies (PopCrunch)

5 Movies That Made Huge Stars Quit Acting Forever (Cracked)

Stars Who Turned Down Legendary Roles (ChaCha)

5 Filmmakers’ Greatest Shame (CollegeHumor)

16 Snakebit Movie Productions (EW)


10 PC Myths from Movies and Television (Gizmodo)

Movie Posters If Films Had Kept Their Working Titles (Imgur and Laughing Squid)

Movie Poster Cliches (GeekTyrant)

Top 10 Film Locations (Wistia)

100 Wonderful and Terrible Movies That Never Existed (io9)

11 movies that tried to warn us about the NSA (AV Club)

Photo: “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” was filmed under the working title “Blue Harvest.” This is an artist’s conception of the movie poster with that title.

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