FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2007 file photo, actress Kim Novak poses for photographers upon arriving at a special screening of Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 film "Vertigo," in which she starred, at the Egyptian Theater in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Novak is clarifying why she used the word "rape" to describe how she felt about "The Artist." The 79-year-old "Vertigo" actress, who will be honored next month at the TCM Classic Film Festival, said during a phone interview Monday that hearing Bernard Herrmann's score from the Alfred Hitchcock film used in the recent Oscar-winning homage to the silent-film era reminded her of the same feelings she experienced when she was raped as a child. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2007 file photo, actress Kim Novak poses for photographers upon arriving at a special screening of Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 film "Vertigo," in which she starred, at the Egyptian Theater in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Novak is clarifying why she used the word "rape" to describe how she felt about "The Artist."  The 79-year-old "Vertigo" actress, who will be honored next month at the TCM Classic Film Festival, said during a phone interview Monday that hearing Bernard Herrmann's score from the Alfred Hitchcock film used in the recent Oscar-winning homage to the silent-film era reminded her of the same feelings she experienced when she was raped as a child. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2007 file photo, actress Kim Novak poses for photographers upon arriving at a special screening of Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 film "Vertigo," in which she starred, at the Egyptian Theater in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Novak is clarifying why she used the word "rape" to describe how she felt about "The Artist." The 79-year-old "Vertigo" actress, who will be honored next month at the TCM Classic Film Festival, said during a phone interview Monday that hearing Bernard Herrmann's score from the Alfred Hitchcock film used in the recent Oscar-winning homage to the silent-film era reminded her of the same feelings she experienced when she was raped as a child. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)
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