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Sunday, February 10, 2019

"Psycho" Musical Homage In "Star Wars: A New Hope" (video)

Bernard Herrmann ended his classic score for "Psycho" (1960) with three chilling notes.

In 1976, he used the same three-note motif in his score for "Taxi Driver."

And one year later, it turned up in an unlikely place--"Star Wars: A New Hope."

Film editor Paul Hirsch used it as part of the "Star Wars" temp track...

...and "Star Wars" composer John Williams left it in.

(possible spoilers)

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