Obviously, we’re gonna have to go with someone who can do a Herrmann-like score, right? But who could do something like that nowadays?
^YES for Goblin! Also Danny Elfman, perhaps Hans Zimmer?
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Goblin is my #1 favorite band in the world, always the best for Argento’s films! ;)
Even Zimmer is better than Hermann.
Vertigo score is one of the most horrible things i have ever heard.
Jokingly: Les Claypool
Seriously: Trent Reznor
Indeed, Scottie. The score for Vertigo is just brilliant music full stop. My two picks for this particular job: Pino Donaggio or John Powell.
Music as an art.
And the pathetic thing is that Hermann was very cocky in front of Hitchcock, like he had some relevant importance in Hitch films.
Elfman did an OK job updating Hermann for “Cape Fear”.
We used to play Goblin a lot at Amoeba.
Howard Shore. I’m not a huge fan of Shore, but I do feel James Woods was correct in deeming him “the Bernard Herrmann of the synthesizer.”
Certainly not Harold Faltermeyer.
But I nominate Giorgio Moroder.
Best disco soundtracks ever.
I have to second Moroder. His music for Scarface and Cat People is enough to show for it.
THE GAME plays next Tuesday as part of MUBI’s own BASTARDS OF HITCH film series in NYC. Come check out Shore’s gorgeous, haunting, out of print score hard at work bringing a brooding sense of dread to the film and a melancholy sense of humanity to otherwise hard-ass protagonist Nicholas Van Orton!
Series continues this Thursday with PHASE IV, also.http://www.92y.org/Tribeca/Events-Details-and-Categories/Events/Art-Gallery/Film-Series/All-Film-Listings/Bastards-of-Hitch.aspx
Elliot Goldenthal. For a second choice, whoever the composer was for “Shutter Island”.
I think I prefer Franz Waxman to Herrman, but I like both.
I’d see what Gabriel Yared could do with a Hitchcock-like film.
…or maybe Alberto Iglesias. He kind of does that with Almodóvar.
“For a second choice, whoever the composer was for “Shutter Island”.”
There were lots of composers for SHUTTER ISLAND — Scorsese went Kubrick on that one, using works from a lot of contemporary composers, from Penderecki to John Adams.
“Elfman did an OK job updating Hermann for “Cape Fear”.”
It was Elmer Bernstein who updated Herrmann’s score for CAPE FEAR for Scorsese.
@linden & charles: Oh god, I do not want Moroder to score a Hitchcock tribute film. No offense but it’ll just sound out of place.
sonic boom or spectrum or EAR or whatever pete kember calls himself these days
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Well, if it were a hypothetical tribute done in the late 1970s/early ‘80s, then it’d be fairly appropriate.
I would like to point that i don’t like Hermann overall but has some brilliant moments. For example: pretty disturbing ah?