Lebbeus Woods vs 12 Monkeys

Lebbeus Woods illustrates his ‘Neomechanical Tower, (Upper) Chamber’ in 1987.

Terry Gilliam directs a film called 12 Monkeys, 1995.

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Followed by the release of the film, Woods files a lawsuit against the film company based on the similarities between his own illustration and the stage set of the torture scene in the movie 12 Monkeys. The court decided that the footage be removed from the film. Lebbeus Woods allowed for it to remain, content with the financial settlement.

Lebbeus comments that it is not the act of copying which made him file the lawsuit but more due to the interpretation used for scene.






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