Earlier this year, Kim Novak complained about the movie "The Artist ," taking out an ad in Variety to say "I want to report a rape. I feel as if my body -- or, at least my body of work -- has been violated by the movie 'The Artist.'" Well, if that isn't histrionic or anything...
Novak was reportedly peeved that director Michel Hazanaviciu used a piece of the score from her film "Vertigo" in his film (even though he credited the score's composer Bernard Hermann).
Hazanaviciu responded by issuing a statement explaining: "I love Bernard Hermann and his music has been used in many different films and I’m very pleased to have it in mine. I respect Kim Novak greatly and I’m sorry to hear she disagrees."
And that's all beside my point, which is that it's rather tasteless and crude to compare being annoyed about a film score with an act of sexual violation. Apples and oranges, people. Ms. Novak, you should know better. [THR]