Faulkner sues Woody Allen ⇒

Dave Itzkoff at the NYT Arts Beat blog:

Faulkner Literary Rights, the company that controls works by that Nobel Prize-winning author of “The Sound and the Fury” and “As I Lay Dying,” has filed a lawsuit over [Woody] Allen’s 2011 film “Midnight in Paris” and what it says is that movie’s unauthorized use of a line from Faulkner’s book “Requiem for a Nun.”

No word yet on how this will effect Allen’s love letter to the American south, Vicky Cristina Yoknapatawpha.