Tagline


Tagline

A tagline is a variant of a branding slogan typically used in marketing materials and advertising. The idea behind the concept is to create a memorable phrase that will sum up the tone and premise of a brand or product (like a film), or to reinforce the audience's memory of a product. Some taglines are successful enough to warrant inclusion in popular culture, often becoming snowclones.

Examples of famous movie/television taglines are:
*Be afraid. Be very afraid. – The Fly
*In space no one can hear you scream. – "Alien" [cite news
title=Sands of Oblivion: Some Secrets Should Never be Unearthed!
url=http://www.horroryearbook.com/542918/sands-of-oblivion-some-secrets-should-never-be-unearthed
work=Horror Year Book
date=2008-02-07
accessdate=2008-02-17
quote=That may be the second most over used tagline after “In space no one can hear you scream.”
] [cite news
first=Hazel
last=Muir
title=In space no one can hear you scream
url=http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg18925421.400.html
work=New Scientist, issue 2542
date=2006-03-14
accessdate=2008-02-17
]
*Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... – "Jaws 2"cite news
first=Jon
last=Mooallem
title=How movie taglines are born
url=http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2004/02/29/how_movie_taglines_are_born?mode=PF
work=Boston Globe
date=2004-02-29
accessdate=2008-02-17
quote=the seminal tagline for The Fly ("Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.") [...] "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water . . ." (Who remembers that the line promoted "Jaws 2," not the original?)
]
*A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... – "Star Wars" [cite web
title=Taglines for Star Wars (1977)
url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/taglines
publisher=IMDb
accessdate=2008-02-17
] Fact|date=February 2008
*Love means never having to say you're sorry – "Love Story" [cite web
url=http://www.mtv.com/movies/movie/21324/moviemain.jhtml
title=Love Story: MTV movies
accessdate=2008-02-20
last=Erickson
first=Hal
work=All Movie Guide
quote=The movie's tagline "Love means never having to say you're sorry" became an iconic American catchphrase
] [cite news
first=Paul
last=Sir
title= It’s heart warming to hear Dr Mahathir saying ‘I’m sorry’
url=http://www.theborneopost.com/?p=17078
work=The Borneo Post
date=2007-04-21
accessdate=2008-02-20
] [cite news
first=Jerry
last=Abbott
title=The meaning of true love
url=http://www.torringtontelegram.com/V2_news_articles.php?heading=0&page=&story_id=1531
work=The Torrington Telegram
date=2008-02-13
accessdate=2008-02-20
quote=In 1970 the movie “Love Story” with Ali McGraw and Ryan O’Neal coined the phrase: “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”
]
*To boldly go where no man has gone before – "Star Trek" [cite web
title=Taglines for "Star Trek" (1966)
url=http://imdb.com/title/tt0060028/taglines
publisher=IMDb
accessdate=2008-02-17
] Fact|date=February 2008
*The truth is out there. – "The X-Files" [cite web
title=Taglines for "The X Files" (1993)
url=http://imdb.com/title/tt0106179/taglines
publisher=IMDb
accessdate=2008-02-17
] Fact|date=February 2008

ee also

*Advertising slogan
*Premise (film)
*Signature block

References

External links

* [http://www.filmiras.hu/taglinequiz Movie Tagline Quiz]


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