American composer and conductor Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975) is considered by some to be the single greatest film composer ever. While others might argue, few besides him have had videos made about their work (Music for the Movies: Bernard Herrmann). His list of memorable scores began with Orson Welles' radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, leading to one of the most lauded movies of all time, 1941's Citizen Kane. It includes Hitchcock movies such as Psycho, Vertigo, and North by Northwest, as well as Hitchcock's television series. Other films include The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, the original Cape Fear, and Taxi Driver. He scored dozens of other movies, and numerous television series and specials, including The Twilight Zone and Lost in Space.
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Insightful biography and reminiscence from the American Composers Orchestra series David Raksin Remembers His Colleagues.
Birth, death, notable movie scores, photo portrait, pictures of grave, and virtual memorial from Find a Grave.
Filmography at IMDb with composer, music director, lyricist, conductor, orchestrator, and actor credits.
Bernard Herrmann Society
Official site. Devoted to the American composer who wrote music for films including Citizen Kane, Vertigo, Psycho, and Taxi Driver. Includes biography, history, database, FAQ, discussion forum, concerts and events, and membership and contact information.
Bernard Herrmann: Film Score Composer
Life, major works, and analysis of his compositional style and substance from mfiles. Includes related composers and reviews of selected movies.
(1911-1975), United States. Includes biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
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