HOLLYWOOD STEALS OF MACEDONIA PART IV
After informing you about the Macedonian song, "Zajdi, zajdi jasno sonce" in the new movie 300, we also informed you about Aleksandar Sarievski's grandson that he would maybe file a lawsuit against them. Now it seems he will.
The family of late Macedonian folk singer Aleksandar Sarievski has appealed to copyright authorities over what it claims is the stolen closing score to Hollywood's latest blockbuster "300".
Sarievski's grandson, also called Aleksandar, told media the last piece heard in the film is in fact Macedonia's folk classic "Go Down, Go Down Clear Sun", penned by his grandfather.
"We'll wait to see the results of the investigation by the Association For Author Rights," he was quoted as saying in Friday's Dnevnik daily.
"If we don't reach agreement, we'll explore other measures."
The Zack Snyder-directed portrayal of the 480 B.C. battle between the Persian army and a band of Spartans has already incurred the wrath of Iran.
Tehran denounced the movie as a Western bid to vilify Iranians, depicting their ancestors as ruthless but repeatedly outsmarted by the Athenians. The film has yet to open in Macedonian cinemas but pirate copies are widely available.
MD: Good move! The right thing to do! Read the previous articles on this topic at the links below, and also a response of the soundtrack author, Tyler Bates on the letter we've sent to him.