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An article in last Saturday's Independent attributed the direction of the film The Last Picture Show to Michael Bogdanov, the theatre director, rather than Peter Bogdanovich, the film director.

Correspondents have already seized upon the comic potential such misattributions might give rise to - a reader writes to say how much he treasures Terry Scott's Blade Runner and Bruce Forsyth's Local Hero. Why stop here? What are we bid for Douglas Adams's Watership Down? Anneka Rice's Interview with the Vampire? Mike Baldwin's Giovanni's Room? Readers are invited to suggest further happy accidents and to compose, in not more than 150 words, the opening scene or paragraph of these lost works. The best submissions will be published between Christmas and New Year. And there may be prizes - a first edition of Middlemarch by James Herriot, a bottle of the McCaskill malt, or a case of Derringer champagne, for example. Send your entries to Miss Nomer, Features Department, The Independent, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL.

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