Letter: Love, death and film rights

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The Independent Online
Sir: The point of Roger Clarke's article "Death in Venice - the Remix" (5 July) was obviously to let his imagination run riot. I feel obliged, however, to point out two particular inaccuracies concerning the film production Love and Death on Long Island.

The figure of pounds 5000 bears no relation to the purchase of the film rights from Gilbert Adair. Chance would have been a fine thing.

The Canadian backers made no intervention in the casting process, and were not made "nervous" by any aspect of it. In my limited experience, a nervous backer is a non-backer.

RICHARD KWIETNIOWSKI

London NW1

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