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Bernard Herrmann - North By Northwest OST LP
Soundtrack Factory Records
This release presents the complete original soundtrack from Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece "North by Northwest" (1959). The score was composed and conducted by the great Bernard Herrmann, who collaborated with the director on many other films. Those brilliant movies (among them also Psycho and Vertigo) were made better by Herrmann’s poignant compositions, which have become classics in and of themselves.
Starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason, the screenplay of North by Northwest was by Ernest Lehman, who stated he wanted to write “the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures”. It is a tale of mistaken identity, with an innocent man pursued across the United States by agents of a mysterious organization trying to prevent him from blocking their plan to smuggle out microfilm that contains government secrets.
Numbered among the essential Hitchcock pictures, it is often listed as one of the greatest films of all time. North by Northwest was nominated for three Academy Awards –for Best Film Editing (George Tomasini), Best Art Direction/ Set Decoration, Color (William A. Horning, Robert F. Boyle, Merrill Pye, Henry Grace, Frank McKelvy), and Best Original Screenplay (Ernest Lehman) – at the 32nd Academy Awards ceremony. Two of the three awards went instead to Ben-Hur, and the other went to Pillow Talk. The film was selected in 1995 for preservation inw y of Congress, as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
Music composed & conducted by BERNARD HERRMANN.
Recorded at MGM Studios Scoring Stage, Culver City, California, May 14 & 15, 1959.
02. The Streets
04. The Door / Cheers
05. The Wild Ride / Car Crash
06. The Return / Two Dollars
07. The Elevator
08. The U.N. / Information Desk
09. The Knife
11. Detectives / Conversation Piece / Duo
12. The Station / The Phone Booth / Farewell
13....The Crash / Hotel Lobby
01. The Reunion / Goodbye / The Question
02. The Pad & Pencil / The Auction / The Police
03. The Airport
04. The Cafeteria / The Shooting
05. The Forest
06. Flight / The Ledge
07. The House
08. The Balcony / The Match Box
09.The Message / The T.V. / The Airplane
10.... The Gates / The Stone Faces / The Ridge