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Sep 26, 2017

@SchmidtJosh8 @tonywendice1954 That's especially true nowadays—wall-to-wall music seems to have become the norm in action films.

Sep 26, 2017

@tonywendice1954 @MatthewKnopp Oh, sure. Herrmann should have known better than to do what he did—which doesn't excuse what Hitchcock did, of course.

Sep 26, 2017

@tonywendice1954 @MatthewKnopp No—the score was composed, but Hitch showed up midway through the session, called it off after hearing a cue, and sent the musicians home.

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