This is a specific type of title that poses a question to the reader. This question may relate to the Arc Words
in some way, but need not. Depending on the writer, the answer may be explicitly given, implied, or left ambiguous.
In Hollywood, using such titles is considered bad luck and many writers and studios try to avoid using them (the few exceptions, such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit
, do things such as drop the question mark to avoid being cursed).
See also Driving Question
. And as always, remember that if you Ask a Stupid Question...
, you will Get a Stupid Answer
Contrast Excited Show Title!
and Excited Title! Two-Part Episode Name!
Nani ga Anime ya Manga no shin kinou?
Is this Art?
What do you listen in Audio Play?
What Comic Books are up for?
How is that Fan Fic you're reading?
A Film, is it?
- The Firesign Theatre's comedy album, How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All?
How to read Literature?
What are you on watching Live-Action Television?
What is that Music you're listening to?
Are you going to the Theater with me?
Where's the Video Games?
- What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
- Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?
- Dude, Where's My Car?
- Is Paris Burning?
- O Brother, Where Art Thou?
- Quo Vadis?
- Shall We Dance?
- They Shoot Horses Dont They
- What?, a film directed by Roman Polanski.
- One critic said the title also worked as a review of the movie itself.
- What About Bob?
- What Did You Do In the War, Daddy?
- What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?
- What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
- Whatever Happened to Solange?
- What Price Glory?
- What Price Hollywood?
- What's New, Pussycat?
- What's So Bad About Feeling Good?
- What's Up, Doc?
- What's Up, Tiger Lily?
- What the Bleep Do We Know, a
propaganda vehicle for a New Age cultfilm directed by William Antz.
- Where's Poppa?
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
- Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?
- Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow?
- Who Slew Auntie Roo?
- Who's Minding the Mint?
- Who's Minding the Store?
- Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
- Why Did I Get Married?
- What's the Matter with Helen?
- Hatena? no Daibouken, the second Capcom "Adventure Quiz" game, combines this with Epunymous Title, since "hatena" is Japanese for "question mark." One rival company titled their own quiz game Athena no Hatena?.
- Ivy the Kiwi?