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Filmmaker Selects 25 Essential Movie Soundtracks
Posted February 16, 2010 to photo album "Filmmaker Selects 25 Essential Movie Soundtracks"
As part of Music Month, Filmmaker magazine editor Scott Macaulay picks out the most seminal movie soundtracks of all time.
Slide 20: Vertigo (1958)
Bernard Hermann is another composer whom it’s next to impossible to pick out a single soundtrack to highlight, but most would agree that his score for Alfred Hitchcock’s tale of romantic obsession is one of the great achievements in film music. An orchestral score with dark chords, spiraling strings and a lush, almost psychotic romanticism, Hermann’s music is inextricable from the psychology underlying the director’s most personal film.