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Ex nihilo recreation

Movie: The Devil's Advocate
Painting: Ex nihilo recreation
Author: Frederick Hart
About the film
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Judith Ivey, Connie Nielsen, Craig T. Nelson, Tamara Tunie, George Wyner
Actors in scene: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron
Country (movie): USA, Germany
Genres: thriller
Director: Taylor Hackford
Writers: Tony Gilroy, Jonathan Lemkin
Time of scene: 01:52:34
Release year: 1997
About the painting
Title: Ex nihilo recreation
Author: Frederick Hart
Date of creation: 1984
Style: Classicism
Size: large
Artist's country: USA
Room: salon, living room
Room colors: brown, black, gray
Theme: religious
Color: white
Additional information:

The film was the subject of legal action following its release. The claim was that the sculpture featuring human forms in John Milton’s apartment closely resembled the Ex nihilo sculpture by Frederick Hart on the facade of the Episcopal National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and that a scene involving the sculpture infringed Hart’s rights under copyright law. After a federal judge ruled that the film’s video release would be delayed until the case went to trial unless a settlement was reached, Warner Bros. agreed to edit the scene for future releases and to attach stickers to unedited videotapes to indicate there was no relation between the sculpture in the film and Hart’s work