1995-09-18 - Re: “Hackers”– brief review and anecdote…

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From: Steven Levy <steven@echonyc.com>
To: Steve Bryan <sbryan@maroon.tc.umn.edu>
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UTC Datetime: 1995-09-18 13:56:53 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 18 Sep 95 06:56:53 PDT

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From: Steven Levy <steven@echonyc.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 95 06:56:53 PDT
To: Steve Bryan <sbryan@maroon.tc.umn.edu>
Subject: Re: "Hackers"-- brief review and anecdote...
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No chance. The problem for me isn't that someone wanted to call a movie 
Hackers but that it causes confusion in that for eleven years there has 
been a preexisiting work by that name.  There is a novelization of the 
screenplay now in paperback, so when if a friend recommends that you buy 
Hackers, you'll probably buy that one. (especially since Dell is 
determined to do as little as possible for my own book). 

On Sun, 17 Sep 1995, Steve Bryan wrote:

> At 8:36 pm 9/16/95, Steven Levy wrote:
> >>I saw "Hackers" yesterday. It's not bad and its political sensibility is
> >>very cyberpunk. The ad campaign even uses the tag line, "Their only crime
> >>is curiosity." 
> >
> >It may not be a crime, but it's not nice to steal a title.
> I suppose this means that when "Hackers" comes out on video there's no point in looking for a cameo appeareance of the author of the identically named book?