"New" Hollywood (05:30)
In the 1960s, composers continue to change the impact of film scores. Bernard Herrmann creates the score for "Psycho." Ernest Gold creates the score for "Exodus."
Elmer Bernstein (06:01)
Bernstein receives international acclaim in the 1960s. Henriette Michelson and Aaron Copland encourage his work. Bernstein creates scores for "The Man With the Golden Arm" and "The Magnificent Seven."
"Birdman of Alcatraz" (05:37)
Flutes feature prominently in Bernstein's 1962 film score. He initially struggles with the score for "To Kill a Mockingbird."
"The Great Escape" (03:42)
Bernstein's score for the 1963 film has memorable themes, making it a popular icon. The music helps viewers connect with the characters.
Henry Mancini (06:20)
Mancini displays musical talent at a young age. He meets big band musicians while in the Air Force and goes to Hollywood. He creates several scores including "Touch of Evil" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's."
"Days of Wine and Roses" (06:48)
Mancini uses French horns as a prominent motif in the 1962 film. He creates the score for "The Pink Panther" and several Stanely Donen films including "Charade."
Alex North (07:33)
North is a complex musician. He brings contemporary music with an underlying rhythm into several film scores including "Death of a Salesman," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Spartacus," and "The Misfits."
"Zorba the Greek" (03:33)
During the progression of the 1960s, composers create musical worlds for films. Mikis Theodorakis composes the score for the 1964 film.
Credits: Episode 5: 1960s - Part 1 (00:36)
Credits: Episode 5: 1960s - Part 1
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