Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones


Also: writing a parody for a movie that is actually 1) good and 2) intentionally funny is hard, y'all. I've thought up some decent bits here and there, but... I don't think "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Fifteen Minutes" is going to be up there with Troy or anything.

Oh, and since it's come up: I know that I don't hold a trademark on " Fifteen Minutes" or anything. It's a free country internet and funny is not a zero-sum thing where if you do it that means I can't or vice versa, or that I was even the first person to do this sort of parody, because I totally wasn't. I'm just saying I've seen a couple of things out there that sort of... well, were extremely (coincidentally?) similar in title, format, and jokes. Seek new and more interesting concepts, people!

ETA: Someone asked me, "Are you actively trying to discourage people from writing shortened parody movie scripts, or just from making them really similar to yours?" Well, I mean, I don't have a copyright on movie parodies, y'all. I can't stop you from writing something like that, nor would I want to. What I'm really asking is for people to try to strike out in different directions and not to use the name "Movies in Fifteen Minutes," if you don't mind me asking too much. I can't bring myself to be a total bitch about it because I don't know if I was the first person to use it, and even if I were, you can't copyright titles, but... I've done six of these now, and it's kind of the name of a series. If you use the name, we run the risk of people stumbling across things and getting confused as to who wrote what. Does that make any sense?

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