Treats All Around: The Bernard Herrmann Blogathon Begins!!

Happy Halloweekend and Welcome one and all to The Bernard Herrmann Blogathon!

Are you ready to embark on this weekend full of spellbinding mystery and musical delights? I know I am!

Bernard Herrmann needs no introduction. His music is the very definition of the word iconic. From a barbaric shower scene, to ghostly cottages, to an eerie alien invasion, he did it all. And with a completely new musical landscape that nailed the setting every time.

A complex man who was known for his abrupt manner but had a sensitive side as well, he excelled at and pioneered the art of conveying psychology through music.

His powerful music is imprinted on some of the most beloved classic films and his influence is never-ending, reaching into the hearts and minds of composers and movie lovers today.

I admire Herrmann tremendously and am so pleased and honored to be honoring him with my very first blogathon.

So without further ado, thank you for joining us in this celebration! I hope you find a “new” film or two…Because one can never have too much Herrmann 😉

Check back to this post often as I will be updating as the blogathon rolls on!

Bloggers, thank you for making this a special event by lending your time and talent! I can’t wait to read your thoughts!

Please leave me a comment below when you are ready to unveil your compositions. I will add them to the programme as soon as I can!

The Programme

The Classic Movie Muse | Visiting the Maestro: The Final Resting Place of Bernard Herrmann in Elmont, New York

Realweegiemidget Reviews |  Marnie (1964)

I Found It At the Movies |  North by Northwest (1959)

Silver Screenings | 5 Fingers (1952)

Nitrateglow | On Dangerous Ground (1951)

Hamlette’s Soliloquy | Jane Eyre (1943)

Classic For a Reason |  Vertigo (1958)

Caftan Woman |  Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

A Full Rich Blather | The Trouble with Harry (1955)

Taking Up Room | The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Coffee, Classics, and Craziness | Top 5 Favorite Herrmann Soundtracks

Journeys in Classic Film | The Wrong Man (1956)

Diary of a Movie Maniac | Hangover Square (1945)

Magic Time | The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

Critica Retro | The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

The Classic Film Connection | Psycho (1960)

Second Sight Cinema | Citizen Kane (1941)

The Flapper Dame | Garden of Evil (1954)

18 Cinema Lane | The Trap (1959)

22 thoughts on “Treats All Around: The Bernard Herrmann Blogathon Begins!!

  1. Here’s my link!:

    Thank you again for inviting me to participate. I feel like an official blogger now! 🙂 (And I’m not sure I would have heard of this if you handn’t reached out.)

    Thanks also for introducing me to Bernard Hermann’s work (he really was a genius!) – and for graciously allowing me to change my original topic. I had a lot of fun with this, even though it grew into a monster with a life of its own. 😉 I hope it was worth the wait. 🙂

    Please let me know if there’s any other blogger-y things I need to do in regard linking and all that. (I tried – using your blogathon entries as examples – but I’m still a newbie.)

    Thanks again. ❤ Happy Halloween – and happy reading! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jillian!! 🙂 Congrats on participating in your first blogathon, I hope it’s a great experience for you!!

      Oh my, the pleasure is all mine! I absolutely love Herrmann’s work and philosophies and relish the opportunity to spread appreciation of him.

      I’m glad you had fun! Your post looks great, nice job! 🙂 I’m looking forward to reading it in more detail.

      Thank you again for joining us! I know it can be overwhelming when doing these things for the first time so I appreciate your gumption 🙂

      Happy Halloween ❤ Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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