|Royal S. Brown||Participant|
This documentary chronicles the life and work of famed film composer Bernard Herrmann. Herrmann, who died in 1976, scored many sci-fi and fantasy movies and several Alfred Hitchcock films. Included are clips from many of the films he composed for and interviews with actors and composers he worked with, including James Stewart, David Raksin and Elmer Bernstein.
Bernard Herrmann is one of my most appreciated film composers. This video: Music for the Movies: Bernard Herrmann vividly and endearingly explains why. While I have been familiar with his work since the 1950s, only in recent years have I come to appreciate the genius in his work, the unique delivery of his scores, and the endurability of his style. Young and older music lovers should take the time to discover this gem. I have waited a long time for this video and the wait has been worth it! It was well prepared, excellently produced and directed.