The man behind the low woodwinds that open
Citizen Kane, the shrieking violins of
Psycho, and the plaintive saxophone of
Taxi Driver was one of the most original and distinctive composers ever to work in film. He started early, winning a composition prize at the age of 13 and founding his own orchestra at the age of 20...See full bio »
1992Music for the Movies: Bernard Herrmann
(writer: "Taxi Driver", "Citizen Kane", "On Dangerous Ground", "North by Northwest", "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir", "The Man Who Knew Too Much", "Psycho", "Cape Fear", "Torn Curtain", "The Bride Wore Black", "Sisters", "Jane Eyre", "Psycho-A Narrative for Orchestra" / "North by Northwest", "Vertigo Suite")
1991Palm Harbor Vice
(writer: "The Murder" from tt0054215 / performer: "The Murder" from tt0054215 )
I wrote the main title to
Psycho before Saul Bass even did the animation.... After the main title, nothing much happens for 20 minutes or so. Appearances, of course, are deceiving, for in fact the drama starts immediately with the titles.... I am firmly convinced, and so is Hitchcock [Alfred Hitchcock]...
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Among his early radio work, he scored Orson Welles's infamous War of the Worlds broadcast.
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