Herrmann: The Man Behind the Music
Critical assessment aside, Psycho
remains the score by which Herrmann is best
remembered. Its shrieking-violin shower scene was
so innovative and startling that it is still imitated
the Squirrel Nut Zippers Leaving the Nest?
By naming themselves
(as good postmodernists) after a pre-existing
pop-culture product—a trademarked candy—the
Squirrel Nut Zippers have gotten themselves in
Great Clarinet Mystery
When I listened to the tape
the next day, I found I'd fallen in love with an unnamed
song. It was like a screwball comedy: I'd found the
song of my dreams, but I didn't get her name before
she slipped out of the room.