How is the title 36 hours and not a day and a half?share
LOL. Well I'm off to explain why 6 days and 7 nights should really be 6 days and a weeks worth of nights before I school the 48 hours board AND the another 48 hours board.share
Is this a joke? If so, I honestly don't get it.share
When I saw the title of this film I thought, "A day and a half?" We're probably the only ones, though ;)
'36 Hours' sounds more dramatic-there was a previous film made in Britain in the 50s of the same title which was a thriller/deadline type thing as well-also a German kidnap drama in the 90s.
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Yes, stating the passage of time in hours instead of fractions of days is more suspenseful, and is a common literary device. Imagine how much less impactful the long-running true-crime series 48 Hours would be if it were called Two Days.
Besides, the title refers to the number of hours they had to get the invasion info out of him. So it makes perfect sense.
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Very interesting story: As the film was headed for release the title was indeed "A Day and a Half." MGM brass was very pleased the title would put the film first in alphabetical listings, very important for the era when people looked up movie show times in newspaper listings. MGM got wind of a rumor that Warner Brothers was negotiating the American release of "Abashiri Prison" which would have knocked ADAAH out of the coveted number one spot. Fits were had, memos flew. The production company decided to appease MGM by changing the title to "36 Hours," which has the same meaning but boosted the film back to the top of alphabetical listings.share
This is a dumb post to begin with, and it is certainly not a plot hole. Should the film 48 Hours be called Two Days? Should the news program 60 Minutes be One Hour?share