I want to report a rape. My body of work has been violated by The Artist.”
Novak says she was appalled when she sat down to watch the Oscar front-runner and found that an important sequence in the movie shamelessly lifts Bernard Hermann’s score from Vertigo.
Novak’s manager told Deadline that the score sampling sent Novak into “an absolute state of shock and devastation”.
Even though they did give Bernard Herrmann a small credit at the end, I believe this kind of filmmaking trick to be cheating. Shame on them!”
Someone had better take all those Brian De Palma movies off Novak’s Netflix queue, and quickly, jokes Kyle Buchanan for New York Magazine.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.