Friday, July 09, 2010

The sound of darning your socks and a split personality is the same!

Having just returned from Psycho, I thought I would share another fun personal connection it has - with the Beatles.

Now, Psycho came out a full two years before the Beatles released their first record. But it had a marked effect on at least one of their best-known songs.

Here is the title sequence of Psycho, with probably the most influential film score of all time - and criminally, composer Bernard Herrmann wasn't even nominated for an Oscar - nor were any of his other scores. But take a listen.

Now take a gander at this - this is the Beatles' Eleanor Rigby, from 1966 - but it's the strings only, as arranged by George Martin.

Draw your own conclusions.

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