On Tue, 23 Feb 1999 15:30:37 +1100 Kate Butler <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Does anyone know the purpose of title changes for different markets? No, and some of the ones they come up with seem to me devoid of any reason. For example, RIEN NE VA PLUS (literally, "nothing more to come", a phrase used by casino croupiers to indicate that they will accept no further bets before spinning a roulette) was released in the UK as HE SCREWED US ALL. DAS LEBEN IST EINE BAUSTELLE - "Life is a Building Site" - was released as LIFE IS ALL YOU GET. RIEN NE VA PLUS opens with a scene in a casino. Given that DAS LEBEN was set on and around building sites, changing the title weakened a central idea of the film. Why these distributors felt the need to change the titles I have no idea. L __________________________________ Leo Enticknap Postgraduate Common Room School of English University of Exeter Queen's Building, The Queen's Drive Exeter Devon EX4 4QH United Kingdom email: [log in to unmask] ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.