Monday, June 13, 2011

Honoring Hitchcock composer Bernard Herrmann.

There's a movement afoot to bestow on famed film composer Bernard Herrmann's residences near London's Regent's Park an English Heritage blue plaque in time for Herrmann's centenary on June 29. To learn how you can sign the petition, go here.

Herrmann's distinguished career includes scores for The Bride Wore Black, Cape Fear, Citizen Kane, Jane Eyre, North by Northwest, On Dangerous Ground, Psycho, Vertigo, and Taxi Driver. A June 29 celebration is planned by the WQXR program Movies on the Radio, and concerts of Herrmann's works are scheduled for this month in places such as Bristol (UK), Frankfurt, Munich, Rio de Janeiro, and San Francisco.  (Hat tip to Silva Screen)

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