Cover of Vertigo (Collector's Edition)
More on the story where Kim Novak accuses the director Michel Hazanavicius of "rape" and "cheating" for using the music of Bernard Herrmann in his film, The Artist. Thompson on Hollywood interviews the directory:
AT: But you end up with "Vertigo," Bernard Hermann?
MH: Yeah, Vertigo. Bernard, in my mind, was a genius. He was a wonderful composer, and actually there's some tribute to Bernard Hermann in the movie in terms of the score, to "Citizen Kane." If you know the score, you recognize some parts. It's like a musical citation.
AT: When he goes into into the room and discovers all his stuff?
MH: No, this is more Franz Waxman in "Sunset Boulevard." When he goes out of the theater after seeing the movie, there's a number in the score that is like the opening of "Citizen Kane," the aria. But "Vertigo" is very beautiful. And I wanted something specific for the moment at the end, something very beautiful. And when I put the" Vertigo" love theme, it was completely perfect. So the composer tried to make something close to that, but finally I decided to keep it because it was much better.