[ilds] Potboilers

Marc Piel marcpiel at interdesign.fr
Wed Oct 24 13:46:10 PDT 2007


Good for you mate!!!

Denise Tart & David Green wrote:

> In 1957 or ,58 Baltazar sold 7,000 copies in a month; a better potboiler 
> n'est pas than Espirit de Corps and we would all say a better book - but 
> then Durrell was gold at this time.
>  
> regarding the ownership of authors, I would say that actors fit into 
> this theme as well. We clap approvingly when Kate Blanchette does a 
> worthy film about 'the big issues' but cringe when she turns up in a c- 
> grade porn movie and we are not convinced when she says "Oh well, I was 
> curious about this genre and..mmm It was easy work for the money".
>  
> When I was freelancing, I would labour over features and articles for 
> quality magazines only to be paid a pittance and then get $1000.00 for a 
> half made up tacky story for a low brow bits and bum mag like People or 
> Aussie Post, now defunct. Same author, different paycheck.
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> DG
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