Aside from italics, can movie titles, show titles, book titles, chapter titles, CD titles, album titles, DVD titles, etc. be placed in single markers?
•I liked the movie 'Flight'.
•'The Andy Griffith Show' was one of my favorites.
•I loved 'Of Mice and Men'.
•The album 'Live at Budokan' by Cheap Trick was great!
•Did you read the chapter 'How to achieve biological longevity'?
•I rented the DVD 'Silver Linings Playbook'.
Now, you're talking about the use of quotes not for quoting what someone said (or what someone said that someone else said), but for titles. In general, in US English, the answer is no
; the basic quotes in AmE are double, single quotes being used only for quotations within quotations.
As to whether quotes are used at all, that depends on style rules.
The basic rule for newspapers, set by the Associated Press and followed by many (but not all) papers, calls for quotation marks for all of the above plus books, poems, songs, paintings—just about any work; the sole exception: reference works such as dictionaries.
Basic guidelines for books are similarly "set" by a reference (The Chicago Manual
) that's followed by many but not all in that business; most major book publishers have their own style manuals. The general guideline here: titles of most stand-alone works are set in italics
and do not
have quotes. That would include all of the items in your list except
chapter titles, which would be in quotes and not
italicized (as would the titles of articles).