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Kim Novak 'disturbed' by Vertigo's score in the Artist

11 January 2012 Last updated at 17:44 GMT

The director of The Artist has defended using music from Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo in his Oscar-tipped film after a complaint from Vertigo star Kim Novak.

The actress took out a full-page ad in Monday's edition of trade paper Variety, to say a "rape" had been committed with the use of Bernard Herrmann's score in the film.

Miss Novak told Radio 4's PM programme she was "very emotionally disturbed" by the use of Bernard Herrmann's score in the film.