[ilds] Durrell's art of pastiche

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 5 19:22:37 PDT 2007

Is this the fairly recent British adaptation of My Family and Other Animals?  If so, that was terrible.  The only good thing about it being Corfu.  If not, this is apparently a rip off of a rip off -- an example of the downhill path of unlicensed borrowings.


-----Original Message-----
>From: Marc Piel <marcpiel at interdesign.fr>
>Sent: Jun 5, 2007 3:10 PM
>To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>Subject: Re: [ilds] Durrell's art of pastiche
>Hello everyone,
>I came across this by accident: on the European tv 
>channel "Arté" tonight; "Jours tranquilles à 
>Corfu" (quite days in Corfu), an english dramatic 
>comedy by Sheree (sic) Folkson with Eugene Simon, 
>Imelda Staunton, Tamiz Merchant, Russelle Tovey, 
>Mathew Goode... Dans les années trente, une 
>famille britanique fantasque prend ses quartiers 
>d'été en Corfu.
>I only looked at the beginning... that was more 
>than enough. After this monstrous mediocrity, I 
>would accept any brilliant and clever borrowings 
>from a tallented writer like LD. Surely we must 
>put things into perspective. How can such a film 
>be allowed????? This question is directed to the 
>academics and to the people who make laws on 
>intellectual property! In this case intellectual 
>Marc Piel

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