The Royal Tenenbaums : Why is it called the Royal Tenenbaums

Why is it called the Royal Tenenbaums

When that is just Gene Hackman's character's name?

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For the same reason that a couple is introduced as "Mr. and Mrs. John Smith" despite the fact the her name isn't John. Plus it could just be a play on words, like the title is using Royal as an adjective rather than his name.

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Re: Why is it called the Royal Tenenbaums

I was thinking the latter, but wanted to make sure.

Re: Why is it called the Royal Tenenbaums

It's a formal way to call a family collectively by name.

Re: Why is it called the Royal Tenenbaums

Play on words and Royal's name.

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Re: Why is it called the Royal Tenenbaums

What others have said, plus it's a take on The Magnificent Ambersons.

Re: Why is it called the Royal Tenenbaums

What they said. Plus it could be a way to differentiate this group from a different branch of the family.

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Re: Why is it called the Royal Tenenbaums

I... the royal we, you know, the editorial... I dropped off the money, exactly as per... Look, man I've got certain information alright?
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