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Partners in Suspense: Critical Essays on Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock

Steven Rawle and K. J. Donnelly

Abstract

For a decade from 1955, Alfred Hitchcock worked almost exclusively with one composer: Bernard Herrmann. From The Trouble with Harry to the bitter spat surrounding Torn Curtain, the partnership gave us some of cinema’s most memorable musical moments, taught us to stay out of the shower, away from heights and never to spend time in corn fields. Consequently, fascination with their work and relationship endures fifty years later. This volume of new, spellbinding essays explores their tense working relationship as well as their legacy, from crashing cymbals to the sound of The Birds. The volume br ... More

Keywords: Alfred Hitchcock, Bernard Herrmann, film studies, film music, film history, film authorship, musicology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780719095863
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719095863.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Rawle, editor
York St John University

K. J. Donnelly, editor
Univeristy of Southampton

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