Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Funky Films, Inc. v. Time Warner Ent. Co. (9th Cir. - Aug. 29, 2006)

Let's play a game. I'll give you a quote. You read it, and tell me where it came from. Ready? Here goes:

"'Six Feet Under' explores the intimate lives of each member of the Fisher family by examining each character’s complex psyche and his or her interpersonal interactions and emotional attachments. . . . [The series] is not so much a story about death as it is about the way the characters struggle with life in the wake of the cataclysmic death of the father. . . . [It] is a neo-realistic, postmodern account of family and romantic relationships, without any overarching religious themes or overtones. Themes of love, romance, death, and sexuality are explored entirely through the characters’ complex interactions. The story focuses on the characters’ longing for connection, their insecurities, and their complaints." (emphasis in original)

Does this quote come from:

(A) TV Guide.
(B) A reader review of the series on
(C) The back of the box DVD set of "Six Feet Under -- The Complete First Season".
(D) A judicial opinion by Judge Fletcher.

(A) through (C) are all reasonable choices. Though the correct answer -- surprisingly enough -- is (D).

Though I wouldn't be at all surprised to see (D) promptly reprinted on any of (A) through (C).

Nice side job you have there, Judge Fletcher. I'm looking forward to the development of a weekly television show -- tentatively called "Epert and Fletcher" -- sometime soon.

See you at the movies!