Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Jun 30, 2011

Double Feature!

In these two films scored by Bernard Herrmann, listen for the dagger-like violins punctuating the shower scene in PSYCHO, and Herrmann's "Concerto Macabre" in HANGOVER SQUARE. On June 16 and June 17, the album "Bernard Herrmann Film Scores: From Citizen Kane to Taxi Driver" can be streamed at and a track can be downloaded for free. Milan Records will also be giving away a copy of the CD at each screening in this series!

Introduction by Bernard Herrmann biographer Steven C. Smith. Four-time Emmy nominee Steven Smith has produced and written over 200 television shows and documentaries. His credits include A&E's Biography series; the History Channel special "Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed" and the Warner Bros. documentary LOOK UP IN THE SKY: THE AMAZING STORY OF SUPERMAN. He has been interviewed in documentaries and programs for 20th Century Fox, The Criterion Collection, NPR and the BBC. He is the author of the biography 'A Heart at Fire's Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann,' which in 1992 received the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for writing.
1960, Universal, 109 min, USA, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

Coming off the comparatively big-budget NORTH BY NORTHWEST, director Alfred Hitchcock decided he wanted to make a nice little, low-budget, black-and-white film for a change of pace. This was the result, and the shock waves are still reverberating. Lovely embezzler Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) takes refuge from a rainstorm off the beaten track on a lonely California highway. Unfortunately, she checks in at the Bates Motel, presided over by young Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a strange fellow living with his mother in a nearby mansion. Hitchcock used the small crew from his popular TV show for this hair-raising example of California Gothic, and it remains one of the most influential chillers ever made. With Vera Miles and John Gavin.

1945, 20th Century Fox, 77 min, USA, Dir: John Brahm

Perhaps the best 1940s thriller that no one has ever seen. Laird Cregar is memorable as a Victorian-era composer beset by blackouts. Is he also a marauding murderer? His passion for luscious singer Linda Darnell inspires betrayal, revenge - and the climactic "Concerto Macabre," one of composer Bernard Herrmann's most thrilling pieces of music.

Screening formats: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Thu, Jun 30, 2011 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

Thu, Jun 23, 2011 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Jun 24, 2011 - 7:30pm
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70mm Print!
Sun, Jun 26, 2011 - 7:30pm
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Wed, Jun 29, 2011 - 7:30pm
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