As we mentioned before, legendary composer Bernard Herrmann didn’t just know a thing or two about throwing in a dramatic spike or a moody lull to punch up the cinematic experience of the twentieth century—he knew all of it. He’s a good part of the reason we hear music we do when we do things, and as part of the ongoing centennial retrospective, the Brattle is screening his atmospheric masterpieces: the houseboat from hell and country holiday … also from hell. He got his best stuff there.
[Tue 7.9.11. Brattle Theatre. 40 Brattle St., Harvard Sq., Cambridge. 617.876.6837. 3:30pm, 7:30 pm/$9.75, $7.75 members and students. @brattletheatre. brattlefilm.org]