i can't agree with her. two examples? godard and tarantino. there's more than meets the eye with the Herrmann track being used in the artist...i don't know what the big deal is and i happen to love Vertigo and the artist too...and it's not her body of work the theme song is not hers nor is Hitch's or Stewart's it's Herrmann's and they paid for the rights and used it, what's all the fuss? I've seen a film by gustav deutsch using shots of 40's and 50's leading ladies in a continuous loop, would she call that film 'rape' too? for heaven's sake!
I mean her sentence did break my heart, I love her as an actress I love Vertigo I love Herrmann but I don't think Hazanavicius was being mean or inconsiderate when he chose to use that particular theme song from 'Vertigo' when i hear that on the tear i felt shivers i mean S H I V E R S. Much has been said and much hate has been spewed on that subject i don't mean to start a feud against you or Kim or The Artist detractors they all have their reasons but rape is too strong a word no? and 'body of work' its one theme song from a bit of one of her films, hardly 'body' don't you agree?. I love silent films (as you know - altho I'm far from being an authority such as yourself that being said i'm 28 and you're what 50 so there's that too...). Many a film critics have said that '(...) The Artist is a silent movie for people who don't like silent movies'. I don't get that at all and I see a few silent films per year and i did like - a lot too - this film. I just don't get why people did not like the movie, it's quite enjoyable, and it's a post post post-modernistic take on silent films, those aren't done anymore, outside the experimental, avant-garde, artsy world that is...and a mainstream film to be that bold it was like Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds - if you ask me - I liked it quite a lot, as a film-goer i felt the love and respect toward the silent film era, i liked it.
Andre, not only did the admirable Ms Novak overstate her case, but I think I may have spoken too harshly on this matter. Unlike some people online, I do try to respect the views and feelings of others. It may be time for me to take another look at The Artist. And by the way, I wish I were fifty again! Stay well. Bob
A bit more than an overstatement. I do get her point though and she must be tired of not havng decent roles for what 20-30-40 years? it's a shame what Hollywood does to its leading ladies is it not? but still if one takes that into account it's a bit too much no? and i love her! as do i. i don't like to fight such for the kicks of it. i might argue but all with the utmost humanity (i try to, am no angel though...). Maybe it is come your b-day purchase it on BD or you could wait for a another screening. How's NYC vis-à-vis reprises? Are there theatre chains that show older films? besides cinematheques or film art-house theatres? i MEAN it's a huge city is it not? I don't have the faintest idea what kind of films you get up there, particularly those so called 'world cinema' films you know? i thought you were late fifties or early sixties but as i'm a perfect gentlemen i went for the 'give him less years' rather than the other way around....but you caught my drift right? you too stay well. André. (i like how you 'sign' your comments aha).