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GormanBechard - Why dont you sue?


Cant you sue the makers of "Friends w/Benifits" or "No Strings Attached" for jacking your movie?

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There's no precedent. He would barely have a case. Legal fees would be very high. The big companies would have ridiculously high paid attorneys.

But the most important thing is there's really no case. The only thing they have in common is premise and, in the new Friends With Benefits, title.

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Diesel, you really shouldn't write about subjects to which you do not have all the facts.

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And you really shouldn't be not-so-subtly accusing people of plagiarism.

Suffice to say, there's no legal precedent for it. There are, however, precedents that would cause you to lose the case.

And you know those big time lawyers would tear you to shreds. Not that I'd like that to happen, because I quite liked the movie and think you're very good at what you do.

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And Diesel, once again I reply, you really shouldn't write about subjects to which you do not have all the facts. And you really have no clue as to legal precedents. And the big time lawyer line is just silly.

I appreciate that you liked my film, but everything I've posted here is for a reason. If you could see the facts, you'd understand. Sorry if I've offended you, but I stand by what I've written. And for good reason.

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I actually do have a pretty good clue as to legal precedents. And I also know there is no chance you have a legitimate case. You speak of these "unseen facts" but I doubt they are indicative of anything. True, I don't know them all, but having seen two of three of the movies, I can safely say none of the content leads me to the conclusion that you'd have a winnable case, or even a decent settlement.

Your attitude towards the other writers (i.e. your rude disregard for their work and, as I said before, your not-so-subtle plagiarism accusations) is obnoxious, and despite enjoying the film, I don't think I can overlook it to see any of your future work. Thank you for your time making this film and responding to my posts. I am sorry if my honesty offended you or made it seem like I disrespect your work, but I too stand by what I've written.

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No, you really have no clue. But you're typical of people on the internet who argue about things which they know nothing about. You know NONE of the facts here. Please stop speaking as if you do.

As for my attitude towards the other writers. Please! We're not talking about Paddy Chayefsky here.

And you didn't offend me. I honestly don't care. I'm just trying to set the record straight for inspektadek (who asked the question) and other people reading your responses, and thinking they might hold any water. They do not.

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Well, you're typical of the bitter and jealous writer watching while others have success. And without being explicit or over-the-top, I'll simply say my legal experience qualifies me to explain that you have no case.

Simply because they haven't produced "masterpieces" and Oscar-winners doesn't mean they don't deserve respect, particularly from other writers. You're no Paddy Chayefsky yourself: you are not better than them in any way, shape, or form. It's really quite simple.

Oh, and your attitude sucks for me, too. It's like when you watch an actor interviewed and, instead of that relatable guy you were hoping to see, you see a huge moron and complete d*****bag. Well, now you can't watch Fight Club without thinking about what a rude and purely unlikeable guy he really is. Very unfortunate. Not that your film is anywhere near Fight Club, but it was relatively good.

On that note, have a very nice day, really. I certainly won't think of our little spat as anything of real importance, though I do think you should take that "respect" idea to heart. And if you do have facts that would lend themselves to a solid legal case, by all means, sue, because the burden of proof is on you. I'm just advising you that you will not win.

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Hmmm...see I see it a little different. Someone asks me a question on a board for one of my films. You, who have no inside knowledge, take it upon yourself to answer the question. When I correct you, and try to answer the question that was asked of me, you become a five-year-old who can't deal with being told he's wrong. You're like the dozens of interns I've fired because they think going to film school makes them Hitchcock.

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I was going to watch this movie but have decided against it because Writer "GormanBechard" Is clearly unprofessional, arguing on a forum isn't really what I was expecting to see from a Director/Filmwriter.

You just come across as rude, arrogant, full of himself and quite frankly a bit of a dick head so I will leave this movie and every othe movie you direct/write alone.

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You're so right, I should let people (who have no inside information) wrongly answer questions others have asked of me. What was I thinking in trying to correct the wrong answer?

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I love how both people arguing with each other claim to know things the other does not, things that will conclusively show they are the ones that are right, yet both never actually bother to tell the other those facts in order to win the argument.


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As I made perfectly clear, these were things not to be discussed in a public forum.

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What a ridiculous argument! Gorman is right though, all he did was try to set the record straight and then Diesel started accusing him of things he wasn't saying. Pretty ridiculous.

Look at that turtle go bro!

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