Michel Hazanavicius Responds to Protest Over the Use of 'Vertigo' Score in 'The Artist'

While it has been receiving incessant praises from critics, "The Artist" has recently been blasted by veteran actress Kim Novak over using sections of Bernard Herrmann's love theme in Alfred Hitchcock's classic film "Vertigo". Responding to the criticism, director Michel Hazanavicius explained that he used the score as a form of "admiration and respect" to the classic film. 

In a statement released on Monday, January 9, the French director claimed, " 'The Artist' was made as a love letter to cinema, and grew out of my (and all of my cast and crew's) admiration and respect for movies throughout history." He added, "It was inspired by the work of Hitchcock, Lang, Ford, Lubitsch, Murnau and Wilder." Read More...



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