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Darmok and Gwyneth Paltrow at Tanagra [OT]

Cidu Bill on Sep 6th 2017

B. A.: Not for the first time, I heard a reference today to a “Sliding Doors moment,” in a manner suggesting that the writer of the article expected most readers to understand the reference without further context. This made me wonder what other movie titles might have entered our collective consciousness as metaphors.

I’m not talking about well-known quotes, but film titles that are now part of our culture but wouldn’t have meant anything on their own before the film (or, if you’re going to be picky, the book the film was based on) came out.

Sophie’s Choice and It’s a Wonderful Life come to mind from very opposite directions.

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