Re: New S&A Film

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Posted by Peter Hyland on May 09, 2016 at 02:06:32 user Peter_H.

In Reply to: Re: New S&A Film posted by Mike Field on May 08, 2016 at 18:36:44:

Titles can't be copyrighted

That's true, but you can't (without permission) make a film or write a novel and call it "Swallows and Amazons" - if you do, you could be liable in an action for "passing off".

As to film versions of AR books, phrases like "updated for today's young generation" don't cut much ice with me. They are more or less an admission that the British film industry does not have a director who is sufficiently sensitive, adept and innovative to be able to reinterpret AR's stories as they were written and to preserve the tensions already in AR's plots. Instead we are going to have the introduction of, wait for it: a "Russian spy" - Gosh, wow, no one has ever thought of that before, have they?

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