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Listen: Theremin Studio Sessions For Bernard Herrmann's Score For 'The Day The Earth Stood Still'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2014 5:05 PM
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The Day The Earth Stood Still
Robert Wise's 1951 film "The Day The Earth Stood Still" is notable for a few things, including being a stone cold sci-fi classic, and inspiring a pretty lame remake. But what you might have forgotten is that it boasts an early score from composing legend Bernard Hermann (probably best known for his frequent work for Alfred Hitchcock including "Vertigo"), one that to this day is pretty terrifically eerie. And part of that secret to the success is down to one instrument: the theremin.

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