Episode 18- The music of Ray Harryhausen Vol.2: Bernard Herrmann
Published February 19, 2018
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    Celebrate the legendary collaborations of Ray Harryhausen and Bernard Herrmann! Episode 18 of the Ray Harryhausen Podcast sees part two of our retrospective on the music of Harryhausen movies. We explore in depth the relationship between Ray and one of the most influential and important film composers of the 20th century, Bernard Herrmann. Four of Ray's most beloved movies were scored by Herrmann- 'The 7th Voyage of Sinbad', 'The 3 Worlds of Gulliver', Mysterious Island' and 'Jason and the Argonauts'. We discuss a selection of the most important pieces from each of these soundtracks, each taken from their original movie recordings. We are then joined by special guest Guenther Koegebehn from the Bernard Herrmann society, for an indepth discussion on the music of Hermmann, and a little more context on his wider life and works. We investigate the reasons why Herrmann did not eventually score 'First Men in the Moon', as originally planned, as well as exploring the ongoing work of the Herrmann society. Finally, we recap news and plans from the Foundation for 2018, including our upcoming exhibition at Valence House, our article in Infinity Magazine, and news on the publication of our poster book. Don't miss it! #Harryhausen100
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