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    frogboxer is offline Junior Member
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    Movie Title Possessives without Italics

    • 'Gone With the Wind's movie cast was superlative.
    • 'Rocky IV's Sylvester Stallone is in great physical shape.
    • 'Back to the Future's Michael J Fox is a family man.
    • 'The Guardian's article on cardiovascular fitness was informative.
    • 'The Economist's editor didn't catch the typographical error.

    Good to all if I opt not to use italics?

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    Re: Movie Title Possessives without Italics

    Quote Originally Posted by frogboxer View Post
    'Gone With the Wind's movie cast was superlative.

    Good?
    I find that messy for the reasons you are obviously concerned with. You have ended up with either a single quotation mark at each end of Gone With The Wind but no apostrophe, or an opening single quotation mark and an apostrophe, but no closing quotation mark.
    I would solve the problem by using "The cast of "Gone With The Wind" was ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Movie Title Possessives without Italics

    Yes, but in this rare instance the single market can kill two birds with one stone and serve this dual purpose. Agree?

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    Re: Movie Title Possessives without Italics

    I wouldn't use these.

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