Shia LaBeouf's movie plagiarizes Daniel Clowes

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  1. Glitch

    LaBeouf has been in the hands of Hollywood since he was a young teen, and consequently he doesn't live in the same world as other people. I imagine he legitimately thought - not that he could get away with it - but that he wasn't even doing anything wrong, that no one "important" would notice or care, and that it's perfectly natural to succeed by making use of someone else's ideas "better" than they do.

    When people become celebrities and actually buy into the insanity and vapidness of the culture of fame and wealth, they lose connection with reality. They're constantly surrounded by bullshit, their prospects and fortunes inherently tied up in the whims of idiots and nutjobs who are only taken seriously because they pull the right strings and put money in the right pockets. To "succeed" in that world you have to play their game, and the more you do so, the less you remember what it is to be a normal person, to not live in some freakish nightmare of falsity and preening - you start to become crazy yourself.

    So yeah, the thought process was probably something along the lines of "Hey, this would make a great short film, I think I'll make it" and it never occured to him that anyone would care. After all, he's a film star, and this Clowe guy is just some comic book hack, right? Who's going to care? The comic book nerds and dweebs?

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