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05.12.2013 | | Posted at 08:33 AM
By David Luhrssen
  The opening passage of The Rite of Spring (La Sacre du Printemps) suggests the parting of morning mist, revealing a clearing in some primeval forest. It’s a calm prelude to a stormy stretch of music, a ballet that triggered the riot between fans and foes captured in the early scenes of Jan Kounen’s film Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky (2009). Whether or not the French fashion q...
11.30.2012 | | Posted at 02:13 PM

Danny Elfman on Hitchcock

By David Luhrssen
  Bernard Herrmann composed the blood-curdling score for Psycho, possibly the most familiar slice of film music ever. It’s unlikely that the original soundtrack for Hitchcock, a film set during the making of Psycho, will engrave itself so indelibly in memory. And yet, that’s less the fault of composer Danny Elfman than the drift of our culture: nothing in cinema will ever be as...