Bernard Herrmann  

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"The harsh screeching violins by composer Bernard Herrmann featured in the shower murder scene of Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) is one of the most recognizable pieces of film score to date."--Sholem Stein

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Bernard Herrmann (1911 - 1975) was an American composer and conductor best known for his film scores.

An Academy Award-winner (for The Devil and Daniel Webster, 1941; later renamed All That Money Can Buy), Herrmann mainly is known for his collaborations with director Alfred Hitchcock, most famously Psycho, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Vertigo. He also composed scores for many other films, including Citizen Kane, Anna and the King of Siam, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Cape Fear, Fahrenheit 451, and Taxi Driver. He worked extensively in radio drama (composing for Orson Welles), composed the scores for several fantasy films by Ray Harryhausen, and many TV programs, including Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone and Have Gun – Will Travel.

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