Re: RARA-AVIS: name changes -

From: M Blumenthal (
Date: 29 Mar 2002

Carrie Pruet:

> I notice these name changes a lot in older films, what's the deal?

I think there are several reasons. I know Paul Newman wanted the name changed from Lew Archer to Harper because he thought titles beginning with
'H' had been lucky for him (Hustler, Hud Hombe.) I guss he forgot about 'the in The Hustler. I think Parker was changed to Porter in Point Blank because of copyright concerns. I wonder if Newman ever thought of starring in it using the original title, Hunter? Mark

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