Kim Novak took out a full page ad in Variety a couple of months ago, because she wanted to shine a light on the INJUSTICE the makers of The Artist brought down on Vertigo. Kim basically citizen’s arrested The Artist for using a piece of Vertigo’s score even though the producers of The Artist gave credit and paid for it. Kim said that hearing Vertigo’s score while watching The Artist felt like rape. At the time, I didn’t make anything out of it, because a miniature Whoopi Goldberg was living in my head and told me that Kim didn’t mean rape rape, but oh she did. Kim clarified her comments to the Associated Press and said that she was raped as a child so she knows what it feels like. And hearing Vertigo’s score in The Artist felt just like rape. Err… ummmm… errr… lawd… yeah:
“It was very painful. When I said it was like a rape, that was how it felt to me. I had experienced in my youth being raped, and so I identified with a real act that had been done to me. I didn’t use that word lightly. I had been raped as a child. It was a rape I never told about, so when I experienced this one, I felt the need to express it. I never reported my real rape, so I felt the need to report this one. I felt that someone needed to speak up because the music has been taken advantage of too much. I hope that in the future, maybe somehow it will do some good.”
Why do I feel like my emotions just fell out of a church tower after a nun spooked my ass? Now every time I watch The Artist (because I watch it all the time, obviously), I’m going to think about how it raped Vertigo.
And I give this entire story 5 out of 5 face palming Uggies.