Superfi.co.uk asked a great question, Is it possible to make the perfect movie? By doing a little research they came up with the perfect movie formula and described that formula in an infographic. It is a great infographic that could help you come up with the perfect book title formula.
The key finding about titles: The top 250 movies on the Internet Movie Database are dominated by movies with titles of three words or less. Great book titles may have more words, but there are a lot of great titles with three words or less (and a great subtitle, for nonfiction books).
Would their research make for a better film than the likes of The Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Casablanca, Silverado, or Amadeus? The majority of the data for this infographic (which is no longer available) came from the Internet Movie Database, Wikipedia, The-Numbers.com, and BoxOfficeMojo.com.
About John Kremer
John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- John Kremer on Book Marketing.