Saturday, 24 May 2008

Now, I'm Normally In Favour Of Harsh Punishment...

...but two years for a misleading quote on a movie poster...?
Theatre owners and film company executives risk being jailed for up to two years if they publicise shows by twisting quotations from unflattering reviews to read as praise.
That's the craziest thing I've ever heard! Who comes up with this stuff..?

Ah:
From next week, European legislation will crack down on the practice of promoters taking critics' words out of context to advertise theatre productions, films and books.
Good old EU. Addressing the important issues....

2 comments:

David Duff said...

Reminds me of 'dear Noel's' cryptic comment on a newly opened show, "Darling, wonderful isn't the word!"

JuliaM said...

Heh! Quote him out of context and get banged up - wonder what he'd have thought to that..?