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Hitchcock
(2012)
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Composed and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Rick Wentworth

Orchestrated by:
Steve Bartek
Edgardo Simone
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Sony Classical
(December 4th, 2012)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you seek a throwback to Danny Elfman's early orchestral works of fiendish humor, his personality implanted well upon the topic despite limited opportunities to develop his effective themes for the famed director and his wife.

Avoid it... if you wish to hear Elfman channel Bernard Herrmann for the entirety of Hitchcock, for while he certainly rolls out such nods several times, this remains a score saturated with Elfman's own style.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,396
WRITTEN 12/4/12
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Hitchcock: (Danny Elfman) Based on Stephen Rebello's non-fiction book "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho," director Sacha Gervasi's 2012 biographical examination of the famed Hitchcock during his process of preparing for and making the movie Psycho in 1959 is largely a revelation about his working and personal relationship with his wife, Alma Reville. While it was Hitchcock who initiated the project after discovering his fascination with the Wisconsin mass murderer that inspired the character of Norman Bates, Reville was largely responsible for assisting the director in guiding some of the most important aspects of its production, including the story and score, and ultimately caught bloopers in Psycho's shower scene that were edited out at the last minute. With respect and admiration, Hitchcock doesn't shy away from the perverse sense of humor often associated with the iconic filmmaker, its length littered with hilarious one-liners from the director. Unfortunately, while the secondary cast members in Hitchcock do an exemplary job emulating the real-life crew, the casting of Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock himself has led to some dissatisfaction; his voice is so distinct to the actor that, in one scene during which he describes severed body parts with glee at a press lunch, hints of Hannibal Lector can be heard. Still, the highlights of Hitchcock are worthy of a few good laughs, and film score fans will be enthused about television actor Paul Schackman's performance as Bernard Herrmann. Obsessed with both Hitchcock and Herrmann is composer Danny Elfman, who was not only inspired by Herrmann early in his career but re-recorded the classic Psycho score for Gus Van Sant's 1998 shot-for-shot remake of the film. In an interview with CinemaNerdz, Gervasi stated that he was shooting a scene for Hitchcock and "suddenly I turned around and there was this sort of curious looking ginger-haired gentleman with headphones watching the monitor. And he was quite in an odd mode at that particular moment. He was looking like a bit of a mad person that day. Someone said, 'That's Danny Elfman.' I was like, 'What the hell is Danny Elfman doing here?' And they said, 'Well he's interested in doing the score.' And I was like, 'What?'"

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Average: 3.09 Stars
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Hannibal Lector in Hitchcock?
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 38:42
• 1. Logos (0:49)
• 2. Theme From "Hitchcock" (1:22)
• 3. The Premiere (0:40)
• 4. Paramount/Out the Gate (1:56)
• 5. Mommy Dearest (0:58)
• 6. In Bed (0:36)
• 7. Impulses (1:29)
• 8. The Censor (0:59)
• 9. The Swim (2:03)
• 10. Peeping (0:36)
• 11. Sacrifices (1:16)
• 12. Walk With Hitch (0:56)
• 13. Celery (1:59)
• 14. Telephone (1:08)
• 15. Suspicion (2:30)
• 16. Explosion (3:11)
• 17. Selling Psycho (1:38)
• 18. Fantasy Smashed (1:30)
• 19. The Sand (1:22)
• 20. It's a Wrap (1:05)
• 21. Busted (0:58)
• 22. Saving the House (1:01)
• 23. Finally (1:46)
• 24. Home at Last (0:59)
• 25. End Credit #1 (2:33)
• 26. End Credit #2 (2:25)
• 27. Funeral March for a Marionette* (0:53)
* composed by Charles Gounod

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The insert includes a note from the director about working with Elfman.
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