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Saturday, June 19, 2004

I Smell a Publicity Stunt 

My Way News
Ray Bradbury is demanding an apology from filmmaker Michael Moore for lifting the title from his classic science-fiction novel "Fahrenheit 451" without permission and wants the new documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" to be renamed.

"He didn't ask my permission," Bradbury, 83, told The Associated Press on Friday. "That's not his novel, that's not his title, so he shouldn't have done it."
Did Bradbury get permission from the Fahrenheit estate before he used it?

And it's not his title, it's a parody of his title, and parody is protected.

And it's ironically hypocritical of Bradbury considering that "Fahrenheit 451" was a great book about the freakin' dangers of censorship in a free society!

Besides, Bradbury knows as well as you and I that he is going to sell a ton of books because of this.
Bradbury's book was made into a 1966 movie directed by Francois Truffaut. A new edition of the book is scheduled for release in eight weeks, Bradbury said, and plans are in the works for a new film version, to be directed by Frank Darabont.
Moore knows all about publicity stunts. I'm sure he's proud.


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