So I'm not sure if this is the right place but I saw "music biz politics" as a sub subject so I guess this is as good a place as any.
Anyway, I want to use a sample from the movie Waking Life. I've contacted them (the people at Fox Searchlight who own the rights to the sample), and they are asking for $15,000 per sample, which is absolutely absurd, even if it's standard.
So instead of going that route, I'm thinking about re-creating the sample myself. I just wanted to know if there are any legal problems with doing so. I mean, if you re-create the sample from scratch, can they sue you or something like that?
I or a friend would be quoting some of the lines in the movie. Here is the sample I am talking about. are you a dreamer? - YouTube
The actual video doesn't have the music in the background, whoever posted it put that music in their themselves. It's just that one guy talking to the other guy.