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The Shape of Water: An Ode to Other Movies

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Zombies: When Lack of Copyright Gives Life to Culture

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David Lynch’s Surrealist Inspirations

A "genius" like David Lynch couldn't have possibly borrowed from others, right? His strange and weird visuals seem to be born out of his...
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Everyone Copies: Just Like Michelangelo or Van Gogh

Copying older works was considered a valuable skill until very recently. Even great artists had to first learn and improve their skills. And what...
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A Short Visual History of Copying

Sampling sure seems like a new thing, but remix culture has always been a huge part of creation. Only in the last century or...
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Moonlight and Its Influences From New Wave Asian Cinema

As in every art field, the more you look into the knowledge of an author, the more you understand where the ideas and styles...
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Creativity is Remix. But We Still View It As Property

Ideas don't have the boundaries of the physical world. The pool of creation is entagled, full of layers that go back centuries. And because...
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Creativity Means Copying: Edison, Ford, Jobs – They All Did It

Apple borrowed from Xerox, Ford combined existing technology and Edison improved on existing lightbulbs. Magic and myth are not part of creation. We always...
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How Movies Borrow From Other Movies, Books or TV Shows

Most movies rely heavily on existing material. Sure, some of them are sequels or adaptations, but all of them borrow concepts, plots, visuals, references,...
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Music Has Always Been a Remix

Led Zeppelin were master remixers. And they're not alone. Remix is what is most produced by the entertainment industry. And that's OK. Everything is...

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