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Title Partners in suspense : critical essays on Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock / edited by Steven Rawle and K.J. Donnelly
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 223 pages) : illustrations
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Bernard Herrmann: Hitchcock's secret sharer / Jack Sullivan -- 2. Hitchcock, music and the mathematics of editing / Charles Ban -- 3. anatomy of aural suspense in Rope and Vertigo / Kevin Clifton -- 4. therapeutic power of music in Hitchcock's films / Sidney Gottlieb -- 5. Lacanian take on Herrmann/Hitchcock / Royal S. Brown -- 6. Portentous arrangements: Bernard Herrmann and The Man Who Knew Too Much / Murray Pomerance -- 7. On the road with Hitchcock and Herrmann: sound, music and the car journey in Vertigo (1958) and Psycho (1960) / Pasquale Iannone -- 8. dance to the music of Herrmann: a figurative dance suite / David Cooper -- 9. sound of The Birds / Richard Allen -- 10. Musical romanticism v. the sexual aberrations of the criminal female: Mamie (1964) / K. J. Donnelly -- 11. murder of Gromek: theme and variations / Tomas Williams -- 12. Mending the Torn Curtain: a rejected score's place in a discography / Gergely Hubai -- 13. Herrmann-Hitchcock murder mysteries: post-mortem / William H. Rosar -- 14. How could you possibly be a Hitchcocko-Herrmannian?: Digitally re-narrativising collaborative authorship / Steven Rawle
Summary 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 essays explores their tense working relationship as well as their legacy, from crashing cymbals to the sound of 'The Birds'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Herrmann, Bernard, 1911-1975 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Motion picture music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction.
Suspense in motion pictures, television, etc.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Donnelly, K. J. (Kevin J.), editor
Rawle, Steven, editor
ISBN 1526107716 (electronic bk.)
9781526107718 (electronic bk.)