Sony Wins Midnight in Paris Suit Over Faulkner Estate

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Still from Midnight in Paris Photo: Sony Pictures Classics

Owen Wilson quoted nine words from Requiem for a Nun in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, which was enough for William Faulkner’s estate to file a copyright infringement lawsuit. Now a Mississippi federal judge has ruled the Sony Pictures Classics didn’t do anything wrong. The judge also made a funny: “The court has viewed Woody Allen’s movie, Midnight in Paris, read the book, Requiem for a Nun, and is thankful that the parties did not ask to compare The Sound and the Fury with Sharknado.”

Faulkner Estate Suing Over Midnight in Paris
Sony Wins Midnight in Paris Suit Over Faulkner