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Old March 12 2014, 03:08 PM   #16
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Re: Stone's ML King pic dropped over adultery, other, script issues

I imagine his projects are hard to fund because of the controversy and bad press.
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Old March 12 2014, 03:09 PM   #17
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The Wire creator David Simon is now reported developing a six-episode miniseries on MLK for HBO. Says The AV Club: "The project, like so many MLK concepts, has been in the works for several years under the stewardship of Oprah Winfrey—whose drive to make something King-related also extends to the Paramount feature Selma, which she recently signed on to produce." Makes me wonder if the same actor would play King in both works.

Sounds very promising to me. HBO's John Adams proved that a number of one-hour episodes can be the perfect format for telling a whole historical life on screen, and Simon's credentials are impeccable. As much as I'd like to see Stone's movie, it's easy to picture this being even better. And HBO doesn't seem like the type of studio to be cowed by censoring requests from any family estate...
I just hope Oprah will let Simon do his thing.
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Old March 12 2014, 03:22 PM   #18
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Re: Stone's ML King pic dropped over adultery, other, script issues

Was King really adulterous? I thought the FBI tapes allegedly proving adultery were manufactured on orders from Hoover?
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Old March 12 2014, 05:24 PM   #19
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Was King really adulterous? I thought the FBI tapes allegedly proving adultery were manufactured on orders from Hoover?
Ralph Abernathy, a close friend of MLK, said in his autobiography that he and King indeed had extramarital affairs while on the road. It wasn't something they were proud of, but it happened. However, he was quick to say that the reports of King having sex with white prostitutes (or pursuing white women whatsoever) are false.
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Old March 12 2014, 06:43 PM   #20
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I would think that if you make a speech to a large crowd in a public place it would be assumed to be public domain. The test shouldn't be how iconic the speech is but whether it's made in a public or private forum.
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Old March 12 2014, 07:29 PM   #21
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That doesn't make any sense. Speeches are written works and thus have copyright. Recordings and videos of speeches are themselves copyrighted, too. It doesn't matter what venues they've appeared in.
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Old March 12 2014, 08:40 PM   #22
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I find it silly that you can give out something for free to millions of people then expect to have control over the way it's used. You are legally correct, but I find that law to be silly.
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Old March 12 2014, 10:38 PM   #23
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So if a band gives away 1000 copies of their latest album, no one else should have to pay for it, either?
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