Articles about: Bernard Herrmann

Bernard Herrmann at CBS in 1941
Bernard Herrmann at CBS in 1941

Bernard Herrmann was a composer who wrote his first film score in 1941 for Citizen Kane. He had met Orson Welles while both were working at CBS, and conducted the music during Welles’ famous War of the Worlds broadcast. He also wrote the music for The Devil and Daniel Webster (for which he won an Academy Award) and The Magnificent Ambersons, though the film and his score was so heavily re-edited by RKO that Herrmann left the studio, and was not credited on the final film. He would go on to work extensively with Alfred Hitchcock.

Richard Bennet, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Don Dilaway, Agnes Moorehead, and Ray Collins in "The Magnificent Ambersons"

Review: Orson Welles’ “The Magnificent Ambersons,” Starring Tim Holt

The “Citizen Kane” director returns with a similarly ambitious follow-up, starring Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead, and Joseph Cotten.
Host Bob Hope at the 14th Academy Awards

“Valley” Beats “Kane;” Fontaine Wins Sister Rivalry; and More Moments From the 14th Academy...

Last night’s Academy Awards ceremony saw “How Green Was My Valley” steal the show from “Citizen Kane,” along with more upsets and surprises.
Academy Award winners Gary Cooper, Joan Fontaine, Mary Astor, and Donald Crisp

The 14th Academy Awards Winners

With five wins off of ten nominations, How Green Was My Valley swept the 14th Academy Awards ceremony, as expected, on February 26, 1942.
The stage at the 13th Academy Awards ceremony

The 14th Annual Academy Award Nominees (and Where to Watch Them)

The Academy has announced the nominees for their annual awards ceremony, to take place this year on February 26.

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