Segments in this Video

"New" Hollywood (05:30)


In the 1960s, composers continue to change the impact of film scores. Bernard Herrmann creates the score for "Psycho." Ernest Gold creates the score for "Exodus."

Elmer Bernstein (06:01)

Bernstein receives international acclaim in the 1960s. Henriette Michelson and Aaron Copland encourage his work. Bernstein creates scores for "The Man With the Golden Arm" and "The Magnificent Seven."

"Birdman of Alcatraz" (05:37)

Flutes feature prominently in Bernstein's 1962 film score. He initially struggles with the score for "To Kill a Mockingbird."

"The Great Escape" (03:42)

Bernstein's score for the 1963 film has memorable themes, making it a popular icon. The music helps viewers connect with the characters.

Henry Mancini (06:20)

Mancini displays musical talent at a young age. He meets big band musicians while in the Air Force and goes to Hollywood. He creates several scores including "Touch of Evil" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

"Days of Wine and Roses" (06:48)

Mancini uses French horns as a prominent motif in the 1962 film. He creates the score for "The Pink Panther" and several Stanely Donen films including "Charade."

Alex North (07:33)

North is a complex musician. He brings contemporary music with an underlying rhythm into several film scores including "Death of a Salesman," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Spartacus," and "The Misfits."

"Zorba the Greek" (03:33)

During the progression of the 1960s, composers create musical worlds for films. Mikis Theodorakis composes the score for the 1964 film.

Credits: Episode 5: 1960s - Part 1 (00:36)

Credits: Episode 5: 1960s - Part 1

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Episode 5: 1960s - Part 1

Part of the Series : Great Film Composers: Music of the Movies
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The early 1960’s arrived with some of the most memorable soundtracks and composers in film history. Elmer Bernstein, Alex North, Ernest Gold and Henry Mancini. 60’s sounds in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Pink Panther, Charade. Dr No, Exodus and action classics The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape. Herrmann’s unforgettable Psycho and the evocative Mikas Theodrakis score for Zorba the Greek.

Length: 46 minutes

Item#: BVL204706

ISBN: 978-1-64867-784-7

Copyright date: ©2020

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