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.
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The “Citizen Kane” director returns with a similarly ambitious follow-up, starring Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead, and Joseph Cotten.
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The Academy has announced the nominees for their annual awards ceremony, to take place this year on February 26.