Friday, October 26, 2012
Sound and Fury Over Nothing?
the estate of William Faulkner is suing Sony Pictures over Woody Allen's "unauthorized" use of the author's famous quote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” It's uttered--in an altered form, no less--by Owen Wilson in "Midnight in Paris." The Wood man won an Oscar for the screenplay. Now, will estates of Hemingway and Gertrude Stein sue over their portrayals?
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