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O som da violência

Ricardo Lombardi

18 de junho de 2010 | 08h17

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Aproveitando uma efeméride — os 50 anos, esta semana, do lançamento de “Psicose”, de Alfred Hitckcock — o Wall Street Journal publicou uma matéria sobre a trilha-sonora de Bernard Herrmann. A música de Herrmann, diz o jornal, teria salvo o filme.

“(…) Herrmann’s music did more than just enhance “Psycho”; it probably saved it. A story of illicit love that morphs into a crime thriller and finally a lurid horror shocker, “Psycho” was a sensation with audiences. But during shooting, Hitchcock became convinced it was a dud, that something fundamental was missing, and was on the verge of cutting it up and putting it on television—until he heard the music. Herrmann passionately believed in the project and was convinced it needed only his score. He composed the shower cue in secret, against Hitchcock’s explicit directive, and boldly played it for him after Hitchcock returned to the set from a Christmas break. (…).

O jornal disponibilizou trechos da trilha, interpretados pela Orlando Pops Orchestra.

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