1992 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award in the pop category, Society of Composers, Authors, and Performers.
Preface to the 2002 Edition
PART ONE: NEW YORK, 1911-1951
PART TWO: HOLLYWOOD, 1951-1971
PART THREE: LONDON, 1971-1975
The Music of Bernard Herrmann
Steven C. Smith is an award-winning author, journalist, and television producer who has written extensively about film, music, and television. He has worked as a producer for HBO Entertainment News and NBC's Weekend Today; has been a writer/producer on the A&E series Biography; and is supervising producer of the AMC series Backstory. He is also the author of Film Composers (1991).
"An exceptional work. I stand in awe of anyone who can piece together the puzzle of a man's life so fully, especially a man as odd and contradictory as Herrmann. A brilliant job."-Leonard Maltin; "Bernard Herrmann was a master of psychology. His incredibly innovative music 'inhabited' the film it was in, creating moods that stayed with the audience long after the film was over."-Esa-Pekka Salonen, Music Director, Los Angeles Philharmonic