Really Long Film Titles: Are They a Bad Idea or Not?
Originally I was going to title my feature the first name of my main character, but I was forced to change the character name, and using the new name as the title won't work.
I'm thinking about using a more abstract title and the one I came up with is 11 words long.
Some examples of titles that have worked in the past:
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
My film is an indie that I will be submitting to festivals. Do you think a long title will kill it, or could it help make it stand out?