What is it called when the name of a movie is said in the movie?
TVTropes.org refers to this practice as Title Drop: If a line of dialogue is the title of the episode, movie, or book, it obviously must have some great significance. Often, the Title Drop will finally explain why the episode/book/etc is called that way to begin with.
Do all movies say the title in the movie?
No. While a title is often a line of dialogue in the film, many great films have metaphorical titles that would be incredibly awkward if spoken aloud by a character (think “Requiem for a Dream”, “Babel”, “There Will Be Blood”, “Original Sin”, “Memento”).
What is it called when a reference is made to a movie or another book?
Explanation: Allusion is an author’s direct or inferred reference to a person place or thing. It can be a historical manuscript, a famous speech, a movie, a play, a novel, a well-known event, and much more.
What is a Title drop?
Advertisement: Title Drops aren’t always deliberate or premeditated (i.e. the writer takes the title and inserts it for effect). Sometimes the creative process runs the other way, and a phrase from the body of the work will be picked out and used as the title (sometimes the title is the last thing to be nailed down).