The intellectual properties of a plastic bag

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Does it count as idea theft if the rip off is for an environmental PSA? This interesting post by Michael Tully for Hammer to Nail asks this very question. Case in point: Rahmin Bahrani‘s Plastic Bag as jacked by The Magestic Plastic Bag, A Mocumentary. The original is narrated by Werner Herzog, the knock off  by Jeremy Irons. No contest. And while imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, this particular imitation has been selected to play at Sundance.

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2 Responses to “The intellectual properties of a plastic bag”

  1. Olympia Dumpster Divers » Blog Archive » Have a Trash Free New Year! Says:

    […] We follow Everyday Trash, like, every day, and enjoyed Leila’s recent dueling plastic bag videos post […]

  2. Tamani Green Says:

    This totally reminds me of when Wes Bentley filmed the plastic bag swirling in the wind in “American Beauty”.

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