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The Past is not Dead…but your lawsuit is, Mr. Faulkner

Attorney, The Creekmore Law Firm PC

Midnight in Paris is a recent film by Woody Allen and Sony Pictures featuring Owen Wilson as a likable screenwriter and would-be-novelist in search of a muse.  On a vacation to Paris, he finds just that muse—actually, many of them—when strolling the streets at midnight.  Wilson’s character is transported back in time, first to the 1920s, then the 1890s, where he socializes with the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Hemingway and others.  Escaping his fiancée and friends, Wilson’s character takes to the streets each night, mythically teleporting back to the bygone eras in which he finds new life.  During one mid-day colloquy with his fiancée’s friend, he invokes his experience with the ghosts of the past and exclaims, “The past is not dead. Actually, it’s not even past. You know who said that? Faulkner, and he was right. And I met him too. I ran into him at a dinner party.”

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