Short stories and fair use
May 12, 2014 7:58 PM Subscribe
Can anyone recommend older short stories, which fall under fair use? The darker or spookier the better.
posted by demonstartivepapadonous to Education (16 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I am working with film students on directing shorts. I am asking them to find material that is already developed and ripe for interpretation so they can focus on craft of TELLING the story.
I've thought of Poe, Lovecraft and fairy tales. I'm looking for recommendations of good stories that could be re-told with a modern, naturalistic rendering-- something Lynch or Cronenberg could sink their teeth into would be ideal.
BONUS: What makes published fiction fair use? (Is it 70 years after death?)
Thanks in advance mefites!