One of the creators of the popular series “Chernobyl” has responded to the accusations from Ukrainian playwright of plagiarism. Screenwriter Craig Mezin says that never heard about the work of Paul Arya and was inspired by the painting of other works.
The other day on the big screen got series 4 of the TV series “Chernobyl”. Immediately after the premiere of attentive viewers noticed the amazing coincidences in the script with the plot of the play is Ukrainian-German playwright Pavlo Arie. The journalist of the newspaper The Village on his Twitter page, turned to the creators of the series with specific questions about plagiarism.
Soon after this he received a response from Craig Mezin, who worked on the script of the series. According to the American screenwriter and Director, he knew nothing about the work of Paul Aryeh.
No, I’ve never read works and seen productions of Paul Aryeh, I did not hear about “Baba priest”. This scene was inspired by a moment described in the “voices of Chernobyl” (refers to the book by the Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich “Chernobyl prayer: chronicle of the future” – LifeStyle 24), in which the woman continues to milk the cow, and the soldier to pour the milk. However, it is exclusively mine
– replied the journalist, Keg Mezin.
What kind of plagiarism accuse the representatives of HBO and the creators of the series “Chernobyl”?
After the release of series 4 of the series “Chernobyl” is the Ukrainian spectators noticed a suspicious similarity some of the highlights with the popular work of the Ukrainian-German playwright Pavlo Arie. The writer has wrote the book “In the beginning and at the end of time”, which describes the events of Chernobyl. The fourth series starts with a scene in which a soldier forces a woman to leave the exclusion zone. This episode resembles the scene from written works.