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Bernard Herrmann's "Vertigo"
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Introduction Herrmann's Career up to the Composition of Veritgo Overview of Herrmann's Musical Style in Vertigo Context of the Production of Vertigo and Readings of the Film Approaching Vertigo as a Musical and Sonic Text Analysis and Readings of the Score. 1. Madeleine Analysis and Readings of the Score. 2. Eurydice RessusciTEe Bibliography Index

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Presents an in-depth musicological and critical study of Bernard Herrmann's score for Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo.

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David Cooper is Senior Lecturer and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research in Music at the University of Leeds.

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"Anyone with a devoted interest in Herrmann or film music will find this one of the very best books ever on either subject."-Classic Images
"It would be a good addition to circulating collections in music and film libraries...."-American Reference Books Annual
?It would be a good addition to circulating collections in music and film libraries....?-American Reference Books Annual
?Anyone with a devoted interest in Herrmann or film music will find this one of the very best books ever on either subject.?-Classic Images
?This book has everything a musical specialist could ask: scruplous research, detailed technical analysis, an excellent summary of film music criticism, astute comparisons with other Hermann sores....[a]nd an up-to-date grounding in matters such as musical gender encoding....Bernard Hermann's Vertigo is an impressive study of the contributing elements that make the music of Vertigo such an indelible part of our cinematic subconscious.?-Hitchcock Annual
"This book has everything a musical specialist could ask: scruplous research, detailed technical analysis, an excellent summary of film music criticism, astute comparisons with other Hermann sores....[a]nd an up-to-date grounding in matters such as musical gender encoding....Bernard Hermann's Vertigo is an impressive study of the contributing elements that make the music of Vertigo such an indelible part of our cinematic subconscious."-Hitchcock Annual

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