There’s nothing wrong with copying

16 Sep

In creative pursuits people are often afraid of copying. I had a Producer who at one stage was very interested in our feature “Lucky & Rich”but someone who worked for her, read the script and decided that it was thematically similar to a film called “Once” and they passed on the script.

I hadn’t even seen Once, so I did my research and found out that it had a few very vague things in common with our film. At any rate Once was a highly successful film and isn’t being compared to something successful a strong selling point? Tarantino steals just about everything from other films and people love it.

If you can’t come up with anything new I don’t really see the problem with using other peoples work to fire your imagination

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One Response to “There’s nothing wrong with copying”

  1. Kid In The Front Row September 17, 2009 at 2:46 pm #

    When I first heard you talk about Lucky and Rich, it made me think of Once, strangely. But then Once makes me think of In Search Of A Midnight Kiss. And on it goes. Little films about people discovering themselves in strange cities, I could watch them all day long — tends to be better than most of the turd coming out of Hollywood anyway 🙂

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