Bernard Herrmann (June 29, 1911 – December 24, 1975) was an American composer best known for his work in composing for motion pictures.

Herrmann won an Academy Award for his score for The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941), but he was particularly known for his collaborations with director Alfred Hitchcock, most famously Psycho (1960), North by Northwest (1959), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), and Vertigo (1958). He also composed scores for many other films, including Citizen Kane (1941), The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), The Ghost and Mrs. Miur (1947), Cape Fear (1962) and Taxi Driver (1976).

He worked extensively in radio drama (composing for Orson Welles), composed the scores for several fantasy films and many TV programs, including The Twilight Zone,



Psycho (1960)

Vertigo (1958)

Taxi Driver (1976)