Hitchcock Renaissance Celebrated this Friday

December 5, 2012
Jeff Skibbe
JOPLIN, MO (SNS) - This year has seen a renaissance of interest in movie director Alfred Hitchcock.
The Hitchcock avuncular uncle image was dashed by Tobey Jones' small-screen portrayal of Hitch in October's "The Girl."
The television movie chronicled Hitchcock's relationship with Tippi Hendren (Sienna Miller) in the making of "The Bird" (1963) and "Marnie" (1964).

Anthony Hopkins is channeling Hitch again, this time in theaters, in the new Fox production aptly titled "Hitchcock."  This big-screen storytelling revolves around the making of "Psycho" (1960) and its star Janet Leigh (Scarlett Johansson). 
"Southern Serenade" this Friday, Dec. 7, will survey some of the music from Hitchcock's canon of films. In chronological order, the program will feature Franz Waxman's music for "Rebecca" (1940), continuing with Miklos Rozsa's suite from "Spellbound" (1945), and Dimitri Tiomkin's music for "Dial M for Murder" (1954).
After John Zech's "Composers Datebook" segment, the program will focus on the subject of the new Hopkins' film, with a suite from Bernard Herrmann's music for "Psycho" (1960).  And, from the new Sony Classical soundtrack release of "Hitchcock," we will close with Danny Elfman's new arrangement of Hitch's signature theme, the Charles Gounod music from TV's "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour."
The program begins 5 p.m. this Friday at 88.7FM.
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