Bernard Herrmann: Opening music for PSYCHO

April 8, 2007

I love it that Bernard Herrmann’s credit is right before Alfred Htichcock’s. I always found this music reminiscent of the wicked old witch of the west music in the WIZARD OF OZ. The music has such a thumbprint, such personality, such demonic intensity without being “modern music.”

This title sequence is also by Saul Bass.

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