Links and other resources for the 7 – make that 9 – films in the Great Films, Great Scores series I’m showing at DEAR on alternate Tuesdays, starting on January 18, 2022.

King Kong (1933)
The Sea Hawk (1940)
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Vertigo (1958)
  • 2012 BFI List – Greatest movies of all time with Vertigo at the top!
  • Dolly Zoom technique – Everything you ever wanted to know about the “Vertigo” effect, including a video with dolly-zoom shots from lots of movies.
  • Bernard Herrmann Society – His official website, which seems to be up-to-date.
  • Replica necklace – Yes, you can own Carlotta’s necklace. Maybe for next Halloween…
Chinatown (1974)
French Connection (1971)
  • The Look and the Score – 7+ minute interview with William Friedkin includes discussion of Don Ellis’s score.
  • Anatomy of a Chase – 2006 Director’s Guild of America article gives Friedkin’s inside story on creating the greatest chase scene ever.
Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
  • Brief video reenacting Miles Davis recording the soundtrack.

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