Bernard Herrmann

Bernard Herrmann

Highest Rated: 100% The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Lowest Rated: 38% Psycho (1998)

Birthday: Jun 29, 1911

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Renowned for his short but masterful musical cues, pioneering use of electronics and fiercely independent working methods, Bernard Herrmann is widely regarded as one of the greatest American composers in film history. The Juilliard School graduate began his remarkable career at CBS, firstly as a conductor where he forged a reputation as a champion of new and unknown music, and secondly as a protege of Orson Welles, arranging scores for dozens of the director's radio productions as well as his big-screen masterpiece "Citizen Kane" (1941). Herrmann won the only Oscar of his career for his work on "The Devil and Daniel Webster" (1941) but it was his nine-year partnership with Alfred Hitchcock, and work on "Vertigo" (1958) and "Psycho" (1960) in particular, that elevated him into the realm of all-time greats. Herrmann's collaborations with Dynamation pioneer Ray Harryhausen further cemented his status, and although he later rejected Hollywood for its hit-chasing obsession, his music remained omnipresent in a new wave of American cinema helmed by the likes of Brian De Palma and Martin Scorsese. Despite his sudden death the day after completing work on the latter's "Taxi Driver" (1976), Herrmann's classical and film compositions continued to make a significant cultural impact throughout the following half-century.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
38% 28% Psycho Non-Original Music $21.5M 1998
96% 93% Taxi Driver Original Music - 1976
74% 40% It's Alive! Original Music - 1974
87% 72% Sisters Original Music - 1973
No Score Yet 66% Twisted Nerve Original Music - 1968
82% 80% The Bride Wore Black Original Music $42.3K 1968
81% 72% Fahrenheit 451 Original Music - 1966
83% 73% Marnie Original Music - 1964
95% 83% The Birds Sound Consultant - 1963
89% 79% Jason and the Argonauts Original Music - 1963
No Score Yet 50% Tender Is the Night Original Music - 1962
100% 86% Cape Fear Original Music - 1962
96% 95% Psycho Original Music - 1960
83% 54% The 3 Worlds of Gulliver Original Music - 1960
99% 94% North by Northwest Original Music - 1959
No Score Yet 67% Blue Denim Original Music - 1959
94% 93% Vertigo Original Music $1.8M 1958
100% 76% The 7th Voyage of Sinbad Original Music - 1958
83% 35% The Naked and the Dead Original Music - 1958
No Score Yet 74% A Hatful of Rain Original Music - 1957
92% 75% The Wrong Man Original Music - 1956
75% 73% The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Original Music - 1956
No Score Yet 67% Prince of Players Original Music - 1955
90% 73% The Trouble With Harry Original Music - 1955
83% 52% Garden of Evil Original Music - 1954
No Score Yet 12% White Witch Doctor Original Music - 1953
No Score Yet 43% King of the Khyber Rifles Original Music - 1953
83% 53% The Snows of Kilimanjaro Original Music - 1952
95% 87% The Day the Earth Stood Still Original Music - 1951
94% 78% On Dangerous Ground Original Music - 1951
83% 85% Portrait of Jennie Original Music - 1948
100% 88% The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Original Music - 1947
88% 68% Anna and the King of Siam Original Music - 1946
89% 85% The Magnificent Ambersons Music - 1942
100% 90% Citizen Kane Original Music $977.3K 1941
100% 83% The Devil and Daniel Webster Original Music - 1941

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