Talk:...And Justice for All (film)
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This movie surely has hundreds of cultural references. An article about a movie of this stature hardly needs a cultural references section, because it is referenced pervasively in all media. The fact that the only cultural reference is an episode of 6teen doesn't show the cultural impact of the film. I think this section should either be greatly expanded, or preferably deleted altogether. PeramWiki (talk) 13:00, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
Trailing period in name?
What's the justification for including a final period in the title? Neither the movie poster depicted in the article, nor the DVD cover, nor the theatrical trailer have the period, and including it everywhere just makes the article read weird, since you can't tell that the period is nominally in italics. Could the person who made the change (or anyone else with the information) please cite an official source, at least here on the Talk page, so we can avoid reverts back and forth? Thanks, Hqb 20:56, 21 August 2007 (UTC)
Watch the movie, tonight if you have to, and you will see that the opening title appears after the children finish reciting The Pledge of Allegiance. It appears as "and justice for all." exactly like that (without the quotation marks, of course). You always capitalize the the first and last words in the title, etc. What's the justification in NOT including a final period in the title? TO ANYBODY ELSE THAT READS THIS: Go out and rent this tonight. I dare you. Find the screenshot of the title card with the "." and bring justice to this article. Bartman1776 00:29, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
- I realize that the phrase displayed over the children's recital, like in the trailer, may well include the period. But that is not necessarily the official title of the film, to be used when referring to it. For example, we don't write the title in all-lowercase in the Wikipedia article, even though it was displayed like that. A more authoritative source would be the official studio credits, i.e., the little "Columbia Pictures presents / A Norman Jewinson film / ..." blurb you'll find on almost every movie poster and DVD cover. All the promotional materials that I cite above – both from the original and from later releases – do not include the final period (but do include the leading ellipsis). Thus, the version without the period is most likely the name under which the film is registered with the MPAA – who I suppose would be the ultimate arbiter. Unfortunately, they do not provide public access to their title database. Hqb 19:47, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
- Another piece of evidence: The Academy Awards database entry for ...And Justice for All omits the period. Hqb 19:54, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
- It didn't use to, and since IMDB is based on user contributions, and doesn't cite any sources it's hard to say whether the title was changed for a solid reason, or just on someone's whim. In any case, not one of the 4 movie posters and DVD covers they show includes the period. Hqb (talk) 13:40, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
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