Re: RARA-AVIS: Shooting John Lau

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 04 Feb 2009

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    Joy asked:

    "Wouldn't this proposed noirish thriller title verge on plagiarism?"

    Can't copyright a title. Why you have two books called How the Dead Live, for example.


    -----Original Message----- From: Joy Matkowski Sent: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 8:29 PM To: Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Shooting John Lau

    I remember a pretty good book named Shooting Elvis. Wouldn't this proposed noirish thriller title verge on plagiarism? Joy

    jacquesdebierue wrote:
    >> imagine my surprise finding my name in a subject heading. how did
    > this
    >> avoid my spam filter?
    > Shooting John Lau is a good title for a story, or even better, for a
    > movie. Just adopt the artistic name Laukovich and you've got it made.
    > Shooting John Laukovich, an irresistible noirish thriller! I'll give
    > you the script, too: it's Blow Up reversed (Up Blow?). A photographer
    > is looking for a guy he wants to photograph (for reasons that are not
    > clear or not revealed) but cannot find him. Intrigued, he tries to
    > retrace the steps of the mysterious Laukovich since the latter was
    > last seen... and then a thrilling vertigo of exciting nonstop action
    > ensues. Just finish it off with some standard stuff you have in the
    > drawer... but make it fast.


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