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A Heart at Fire's Center
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1992 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award in the pop category, Society of Composers, Authors, and Performers.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2002 Edition
Acknowledgments
Prelude

PART ONE: NEW YORK, 1911-1951

PART TWO: HOLLYWOOD, 1951-1971

PART THREE: LONDON, 1971-1975

Postlude
Appendix:
The Music of Bernard Herrmann
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
Photographs

About the Author

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).

Reviews

"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

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