What are the ‘taglines’?

For each movie review I have included the ‘taglines’. A tagline is the slogan used to market a film. Taglines have been around since the earliest Hollywood films. They can usually be seen on the film’s marketing material such as posters and previews. Some films have multiple taglines to go with multiple posters or ads. Many taglines are clever and memorable. Many more taglines are stupid and memorable. I’ve included a film’s taglines at the beginning of each review because, in my opinion, the marketers’ efforts to capture the perfect, pithy slogan that will attract viewers to their film is often great entertainment in itself.

Here are some example taglines:

Psycho (1960): Check in. Relax. Take a shower.
A Clockwork Orange (1971): Being the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are rape, ultra-violence and Beethoven.
The Thing With 2 Heads (1972): They transplanted a white bigot’s head on a soul brother’s body!
Annie Hall (1972): A nervous romance.
Jaws 2: Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water . . .
Flash Gordon (1980): Pathetic Earthlings… Who can save you now?
This is Spinal Tap (1984) – Does for rock ‘n’ roll what The Sound of Music did for hills.
Back to the Future (1985): He’s the only kid ever to get into trouble before he was born.
Chicken Run (2000): Escape or Die Frying.
Monsters Inc (2001): You Won’t Believe Your Eye.


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