I nominate “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia”
BLACK SNAKE MOAN
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
The One-Armed Boxer vs. The Master of The Flying Guillotine
(and not the greatest, but maybe one of the oddest)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
It makes me really happy.
I’d nominate The Brain that Wouldn’t Die, but Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia was always a good one. Also, Manos: The Hands of Fate always brings a smile to my face.
They Call Her One Eye
Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards!
Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934)
“Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?”
The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie
Sweet Sweetback’s Badasss Song
Eyes Wide Shut
8 1/2 (love this title)
Brand Upon the Brain!
Day for Night
Claire’s Knee (because it’s just so profound)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The 400 Blows
La Dolce Vita
Hard to get past ‘Driller Killer’ – talk about ‘it does what it says on the tin’.
Also I remember a ‘Frankenhooker’ (I think Louise Lassar was in that)
My Love Has Been Burning
In a Year of 13 Moons
Fire Walk With Me
There Will Be Blood
Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown
Being John Malkovich
Q The Winged Serpent
History Is Made At Night
American History X
Their Will be Blood
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
The Sky is Falling (If you count Scripts as Films in words)
It Happened One Night
Once Upon a Time in The West
The Squid and The Whale
The Virgin Spring
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
I second The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Fear eats the soul
No te mueras sin decirme a dónde vas (Don’t die before telling me where you are going)
Kiss me deadly
From Hell It Came ( … and, for my money, the best review ever is for this film, which, in its entirety, reads: “… And to hell it can go.”
Grindhouse and exploitation movies are always a wonderful source for great titles. The following one from a Ray Dennis Steckler movie is not easy to beat: “The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies”
And one Fassbinder film has a very long and fascinating original german title: “Fontane – Effi Briest oder: Viele, die eine Ahnung haben von ihren Möglichkeiten und Bedürfnissen und dennoch das herrschende System in ihrem Kopf akzeptieren durch ihre Taten und es somit festigen und durchaus bestätigen”, which means something like: “Fontane – Effi Briest or: Many who have an inkling of their possibilities and needs and yet accept the ruling system in their minds through their deeds and thus strengthen and confirm it”. Seems like a possible contender for longest title ever…
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Another Demonstration of the Cliff-Guibert Fire Hose Reel, Showing a Young Girl Coming from an Office, Detaching Hose, Running with It 60 Feet, and Playing a Stream, All Inside of 30 Seconds
That is the longest title ever. Neh included it in his Auteurs Poll List because he is such a jokester, but its impossible to find so I can’t finish his list. Very annoying. I wonder if I have his permission to just check it off.
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed Up Zombies
that’s extremely long, but has still about 30 letters (or one word, if you count that way) less than the complete title of the Fassbinder.
I found another very long title that even beats the Fassbinder by four words (but doesn’t if you’re counting by letters, which I consider to be a more appropriate way of comparison): “Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Hellbound, Flesh-Eating Subhumanoid Zombified Living Dead, Part 3”. And another movie of the same director has a complete title that’s even a bit longer, being mostly the same but ending with “…Zombified Living Dead, Part 2: In Shocking 2-D” – quite impressive, but regarding the number of letters it’s still not reaching the Fassbinder.
[edit: unintended double post.]
Rebel Without a Cause
Matalo, Hmm you are right. Maybe it is the longest title without having an extra something after a colon, if you know what I mean.