Re: Ned Ehrbar’s story for Dinner for Schmucks (July 23-25)

Toronto. We read the story, but nowhere did we find a reference to the original movie (Le dîner de cons) or to its screenplay author Francis Veber. It saddens us that there were no references to the original idea.

Veber should have received his credit. Even its title is a direct translation of the original title.

Tania Yuditskaya and Eugene Zhilinsky, Toronto

We asked: What book would you like to see made into a movie?

Toronto. The Regiment (1955) by Farley Mowat, Ortona by Mark Zuehlke, and the classic crime novel Red Harvest (1929) by Dashiell Hammett.

Larry Roberts, Toronto

Toronto. I would suggest that the huge amount of paper you waste in printing celebrity gossip every day could be put to better use. I certainly have not been living in a cave, but I have never heard of any of these people.

The dumbing down of journalism in recent years is quite alarming and actually quite insulting.
Why don’t you break free of the braying herd and work to correct it?

Frank MacKay, Toronto