Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Insane Faulkner Lawsuit

William Faulkner has got to be one of the most overrated American writers. Now his literary estate is carrying on his tradition by suing Sony because Woody Allen's mediocre movie Midnight in Paris used a 10-word quote from Faulkner's "Requiem for a Nun".

The funniest thing is that the quote they are suing over is not even a direct quote. Faulkner wrote "The past is never dead. It's not even past." -- that's different from what is in the movie, which is "The past is not dead! Actually, it’s not even past."

This is not a lawsuit to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force. Oops! I hope Dorothy Parker's literary estate is not going to sue me for that.


Bayesian Bouffant, FCD said...

O Noez! You haz quoted Faulkner in your blog post. Prepare to be sued.

Anonymous said...

BTW, just as an aside, in case you didn't know already, Dorothy Parker's literary estate is the NAACP… she left her estate to them in her will.

Anonymous said...

Just another step in the war on free speech, otherwise known as the war to nail down and monetize every last thread of culture.

By the way, as editor of the soon-to-be-announced Journal of Natural Number Sequences, I'm going to be taking advantage of the patent office's upcoming "first to file" system, and in a few years I'll be seeing you in court