Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Disturbia Copied Rear Window? Naah, REALLY?

I have not bothered to watch Disturbia, and suppose I have no right to really dismiss it out of hand - perhaps I would respect it if I gave it the time of day - but I'm still somewhat amused to read about this lawsuit, claiming it plagiarised Rear Window, since, in fact, that was the substance of my dismissing it, back when it played theatrically. I saw the trailers and thought: "Oh, someone is plagiarising Rear Window! How tiresome." But perhaps, like Body Double, it engages with its source text, plays with it?

I somehow really doubt it.

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