Faulkner estate wags a finger at Woody Allen

Faulkner Literary Rights, representing William Faulkner’s estate, has sued representatives of Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” for misquoting the famous line from Requiem for a Nun, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” As CNN reports, in the film, about a writer who travels back in time to Paris in the ‘20s, Owen Wilson’s character tweaks the line as “The past is not dead. Actually, it’s not even past.”  The estate is asking for “damages, disgorgement of profits, costs and attorney fees.” As it turns out, Ron Howard licensed use of the same line in a made-for-TV series he produced.