Saturday, 18 September 2010

Saturday Playlist #6: Alfred Hitchcock

Now obviously Alfred Hitchcock isn't renowned for his musical skillz as much as he is for his directing and eating skillz, but he did know how to pick a good tunesmith to score his films. Most often associated with Bernard Herrmann and some screeching violins, Hitch in fact worked with a cacophonous cavalcade of composers in his time, including John Williams and Maurice Jarre.

So here's a tiddly selection of some of the music from some of the bestest films wot ever bin dun, and as an aside I will happily point you towards this double CD which contains most of this music and more, and is very very good indeed. But for now, why not get caught up in an extraordinary chain of events following a simple misunderstanding which leads you into a cross-country chase, pursued by agents of good and evil, eventually shacking up with an icy blonde chick, at which point you can...


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  1. Hitchcock is the best English film maker of all time. You have proved that he was good at using music. Music enhanced the drama, but Hitchcock once said "If it's a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on."

  2. Interesting to see Hitchcock as a human canon ball. Sadly for the circus when he died they could not find anyone else of his calibre.