And the Oscar for this category goes to , winner of Best Original Score for THE ARTIST. He also won a Golden Globe and in both of his acceptance speeches neglected to mention the name Bernard Herrman, the composer of VERTIGO. He shamelessly used the famous theme of that Hitchcock film throughout THE ARTIST. I was at the capacity-filled first NY Film Festival press screening of the movie and the minute that theme came on, all I saw were people turning to their neighbor, whispering, “VERTIGO.”
The mere fact that Bourse’s score was even considered for this ORIGINAL category merely proves that both the Golden Globes and the Oscars are artistically meaningless, and Bourse’s overweening ego and entitlement beyond the pale. He has said that his theft was an “homage,” but, of course, VERTIGO star Kim Novak violently begged to differ in a full page ad she took out in Variety.
Kim Novak, raped
Who the hell cares though, right? Harvey Weinstein could probably convince Academy voters that the world is flat.
BTW, the French word for asswipe is “conass.”