KIM NOVAK - ANGRY WITH "THE ARTIST"
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- We haven't heard from Kim Novak in a while. Now she's angry about the silent movie, "The Artist" so she has plenty to say. In a statement released by her manager, Novak says the movie has violated her body of work. She says "The Artist" "took the love theme music from `Vertigo' and used the emotions it engenders as its own." She says while "Alfred Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart can't speak for themselves," she can. She says, quote, "it was our work that unconsciously or consciously evoked the memories and feelings to the audience that were used for the climax of `The Artist."' Novak says even though the "Vertigo" composer gets "a small credit at the end" she thinks "this kind of filmmaking trick" is "cheating." The director of "The Artist" doesn't see it that way and says "'The Artist' was made as a love letter to cinema" and grew out of his admiration and respect for movies throughout history," including the work of Hitchcock.