Bernard Herrmann: That Sinking Feeling by Richard C. Walls

Bernard Herrmann was the first great modernist film scorer . During a period (’40s and ’50s”) when the form was dominated by devisers of late-Romantic pastiches and slight variations on established emotional cues, Herrmann forged his own filmic language, one which depended as much on its internal voicing as it did on its melodic lilt…