2016 has given us a feast for the eyes, and the ears! Here are our favourite soundtracks from the first half of the year.
Born 100 years ago, Bernard Herrmann's career began in the golden age of Hollywood, working with the likes of Welles, Wise and, most fruitfully, Hitchcock, and ended with collaborations with 1970s movie brats De Palma and Scorsese. To celebrate his centenary, here are 20 of TMW's favourite Herrmann scores.*
Italian composer Riz Ortolani sadly passed away on January 23rd, 2014, aged 87, leaving behind a legacy of over 200 scores. His 1962 Best Song Oscar nomination for Mondo Cane is possibly the only time the Academy acknowledged the world of Italian exploitation movies. Ortolani prolifically contributed to genres as disaparate as EuroSpy, Giallo and the Spaghetti Western. In tribute, here are selections from 10 of his best scores.