Picks and Pans Review: The Name Game

updated 02/06/1995 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/06/1995 AT 01:00 AM EST

>WHAT'S IN A NAME? ASK ARCHIE LEACH, better known as Cary Grant. Or André Bernard, author of Now All We Need Is a Title (Norton, $15.95). Here are some titles that were altered for the better:

•The Mute was changed to The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

•Private Fleming, His Various Battles was changed to The Red Badge of Courage

•First Impressions was changed to Pride and Prejudice

•To Climb the Wall was changed to The Blackboard Jungle

•The House of Faith was changed to Brideshead Revisited

•They Don't Build Statues to Businessmen was changed to Valley of the Dolls

•The Kingdom by the Sea was changed to Lolita

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