Posts filed under Lyn Murrary

To Catch a Thief: Soundtrack CD

In case you’ve not already spotted it, Lyn Murrary‘s original score to To Catch a Thief (1955) is now available on CD, courtesy of the Intrada label. The CD also contains Murrary’s score to The Bridges at Toko-ri (1954), which also starred Grace Kelly. The full track listing for To Catch a Thief is: Paramount Seal / You’ll Love France / Le Chat (2:28) Red Convertible / To Catch a Thief – Part 1 /… (read more)

“Vertigo”, by Billy Eckstine

In a similar vein to Nat King Cole’s “Marnie”, here’s Billy Eckstine‘s recording of “Vertigo”… The song was written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, who also wrote “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)” for The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956). I’ve read a couple of claims about the track and its link to Vertigo (1958), but I’m not sure which is the most accurate. As ever, if you have more information,… (read more)

“Psycho” score fails to sell

As mentioned previously, Bernard Herrmann‘s original score for “Psycho” was recently put up for auction at Bonhams. Unfortunately, it failed to reach the minimum price of £30,000… Psycho music score fails to sell The score to Alfred Hitchcock’s horror movie Psycho, failed to be sold recently, Bonhams auction house said. The 20-page work has been withdrawn from a sale after it failed to make its minimum price of £30,000. The music for the 1960 thriller,… (read more)

“Marnie”, by Nat King Cole

I think Nat King Cole’s “Marnie” is mentioned in the DVD documentary for the film, but it wasn’t until I recently read “Hitchcock’s Music” by Jack Sullivan that I finally got around to tracking the song down… A few years earlier, “Que Sera Sera” (from the 1956 remake of “The Man Who Knew Too Much“) had been a huge hit and Hollywood studios were always on the prowl for hit songs that could be used… (read more)

Move over Bernard Herrmann!

One of the sections in Brendan Dawes’ book is about generating images from music. Whilst messing about with the “North by Northwest” images (see previous blog post), I began to wonder if you could create music from images? Anyway, here’s the first 90 seconds of my replacement soundtrack for “North by Northwest” :-) It was created by grabbing a frame from the movie every half a second and working out the average colour of the… (read more)