>The only original and decent thing about the American "re-make" of La
>Femme Nikita was the heroine's love of blues singer Nina Simone. This
>otherwise embarrassing film is called "Point of No Return," with Bridget
>Fonda, Gabriel Byrne and Harvey Keitel.
This film (the U.S. version) was released as 'The Assassin' in Australia
which I think is a much stronger title. I have heard of this happening
before with Australian films where the title is deemed to be too parochial
perhaps ('Mad Max 2' here was released as 'The Road Warrior' in the U.S. -
I remember a national competition being run to come up with the new title).
Does anyone know the purpose of title changes for different markets?
Department of Visual Communication
RMIT University, Australia
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