i did enjoy the artist, which i saw last night, however, when the vertigo “scene de amour” was played i felt uncomfortable to say the least……
to anyone who has an opinion, especially those who have seen both films, i would welcome your thoughts on the link below……..
How do you think Wagner’s ghost felt when he heard it?
Only other comment is that Fox News is evil shit.
It was totally fine by me. I dug the Citizen Kane homages visual references too. Homage happens, and THE ARTIST was nowhere near the top of my list of guilty culprits. Kim Novak successfully made herself sound like an insane person…such an inconceivably bad move that I have to wonder if she was paid by some anti-ARTIST Oscar faction to take out the page sized advertisement.
Oh, I do have one question I’m curious about regarding this situation: when it was first reported, the sources I read made it sound like the cue was used without any acknowledgement, but when I saw a screening a few weeks into release, the music credits had “Bernard Herrmann-VERTIGO” in them which seems really on the level.
I’d hate to think of what would have happened had Novak starred in any of the original Spaghetti westerns sampled by INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.
I don’t get her reaction, it’s ridiculous but despite that she’s still one of my favorites.
Scene d’Amour has been used before in other movies. I thought it was placed just right in The Artist, it didn’t bother me.
Oops I mean the Vertigo score has been used lot’s of times, not just that particular piece.
my criticism of the vertigo music is entirely from an artistic not legalistic approach. my experience was that the scene de amour took away from the effectiveness of the artistic in that i felt like i wasn’t watching the artist at all at that time….but i was thinking about vertigo. i think another choice of music would have been more effective for the artist. :)
I LOVED the use of that piece. Just perfect.
I thought the use of the VERTIGO music in THE ARTIST was wildly inappropriate, just stupid and wrong in pretty much every way. I just have no idea what they thought they were doing. Like altogether too many of these inside references, it wound up adding nothing of significance beyond the satisfaction of having recognized the reference, and even wound up detracting from THE ARTIST as I sat there wondering what the hell they thought they were doing, instead of concentrating on the story at hand.
A real blunder. But not really important enough to sink the film.
roscoe: my sentiments also……:)