Posts filed under Nat King Cole

“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)