Merely adding “-ing” to movie titles makes a significant difference

The addition of three little letters can truly alter the meaning of a movie’s title and suggest all kinds of new plot possibilities. That’s what Reddit learned last week when a user called Racistpuffs posed this deceptively simple question to the site’s users: “Add ‘ing’ to the end of a movie title, what is the movie about now?” The answers soon flowed in from all directions. 

The question provoked so many amusing, imaginative responses that Upvoted decided to turn the thread into the basis for an art project, tasking resident artist Li-Anne Dias with creating posters to go with the newly gerund-ified titles.

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