I decided to look into different film titles to find ideas for what we could call our film. The name of our film is really important, as it needs to sum up the film, give a clue as to what sort of film it will be, and encourage people to watch it. Most action thriller movie titles fall into certain categories. Below are the categories, and examples of movies in those groups.
Titles relating to character
- The Bourne Identity
- The Dark Knight
- Mad Max: Fury Road
- Sherlock Holmes
Sophisticated words relating to plot
Words relating to a place/organisation
- Casino Royale
- Shutter Island
- Fight Club
Ideas for our title
We decided to brainstorm ideas for titles for our film, focussing on the areas highlighted above. Since our story beyond the opening is very vague and unknown, we decided not to use a name for our title but instead focus on words. We thought of words that might relate to words in our film, used a thesaurus to find more complex synonyms for them, and even tried translating a few into different languages. Below is our brainstorm:
We decided to base our title around the word 'hidden' coming up with words such as 'veiled', 'private', and 'cover'. Crystal then took the best words and started trying out different variations of them to see what titles we could come up with. Below is the refined list of titles we have come up with:
After a discussion in our group and a small vote, we decided that the best, most intriguing and most suitable title for our film is 'Veiled Façade', as it has an air of mystery to it and creates a sense of suspense. It also sounds like a title for a professional action thriller film.