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Hermann & Hitchcock


A seminar concentrating on the nine film scores stemming from the remarkable collaboration of composer Bernard Herrmann and filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock. After an introductory section on each, the seminar will then proceed chronologically through their nine films. Particular emphasis will be placed on the ways that Herrmann's music blended together with Hitchcock's aesthetic vision to impact and complicate notions of gender identities.

Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts distribution requirement. Satisfies a Film and Media Studies interdisciplinary minor credit.


Permission of the instructor required. Normally students will have had at least one prior semester of college-level music or related study. Not offered in 2015-16.