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Bernard Herrmann [3]


Born:June 29, 1911
Died:December 24, 1975 (64)
Filmography Rating:7.87 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.83 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.38 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:96.00%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
The Snows of Kilimanjaro [1952](41) => Composer
North by Northwest [1959](48) => Composer
Psycho [1960](49) => Composer

Trivia that mentions this person:
The Man Who Knew Too Much [1934]
  • The crucial cantata for the [?] Albert Hall sequence was composed specifically for the film by Arthur Benjamin, and the same piece was used again in the 1956 remake. When Alfred Hitchcock remade the movie, he offered composer Bernard Herrmann the opportunity to compose a new work for the scene, but Herrmann chose not to, citing an appreciation of Benjamin's original cantata.
    Psycho [1960]
  • Director Sir Alfred Hitchcock originally envisioned the shower sequence as completely silent, but Bernard Herrmann went ahead and scored it anyway, and upon hearing it, Hitchcock immediately changed his mind.
  • Director Sir Alfred Hitchcock was so pleased with the score written by Bernard Herrmann that he doubled the composer's salary to $34,501. Hitchcock later said, "Thirty-three percent of the effect of Psycho was due to the music."