Kate Butler asks: > Does anyone know the purpose of title changes for different markets? I don't know of specific and systematic studies of that potentially interesting issue, but to take only the example of crossing markets between the U.S. and the U.K., changes may occur to reflect national usage and cultural knowledge. A clasic example is Lewis Milestone's 1933 film HALLELUJAH, I'M A BUM, which was released in the U.K. as HALLELUJAH, I'M A TRAMP, since "bum" in Britain means "bottom" ("ass," "tush"). A well-known recent example that crossed the Atlantic in the opposite direction was THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE, originally THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III. According to gossip anyway, the change was made because the distributors feared that the public would think the film was a (second) sequel! Don Larsson ---------------------- Donald Larsson Minnesota State U, Mankato [log in to unmask] ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.