One night my friends and I were walking by a university dorm discussing Things to do in Denver When You're Dead.I asked my friends why it couldn't have been called something shorter. Suddenly, a booming voice echoed me and said: Dead in Denver. Lately, there's some sort of obsession with long titles.We've got Borat: Cultural Learnings on for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and the upcoming The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. They could be titled Borat, Studio Sixty, and The Assassination of Jesse James, but then culture reviewers wouldn't get as much finger exercise.

Regardless of the long title, the curious have been reaching out to see the film. Originally set to come out in September, Warner Brothers pushed the release back to an ambiguous date in 2007. Now, producer Tony Scott has told Kevin Williamson of the Calgary Sun that the film will be released in February.

The ever-elusive date doesn't bode well for the movie about Robert Ford, a man who joined the outlaw Jesse James' gang, disliked living in James' shadow, assassinated him, and then had to live with the consequences. The star-studded cast includes Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Mary Louise Parker, Zooey Deschanel and Sam Shepard, but it's anyone's guess whether this will be a curse, or a blessing.

And, on a side note, check out the Wikipedia entry on Jesse James. Doesn't he bear an uncanny resemblance to Chris Eigeman?

[via canoe.ca]

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