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Bernard Herrmann
Composer, Taxi Driver (1976)
Bernard Herrmann contributes music that is elephantine in its banality and its underlining.
(Stanley Kauffmann, New Republic)
Matching the cheesily posturing photography is an ungainly and bombastic score by Bernard Herrmann.
(John Simon, National Review)
Composer, Obsession (1976)
Herrmann's score can't consist of more than eight bars of music, as schmaltzy as the worst of Max Steiner or Victor Young, and becoming louder and nastier with every one of its thousand repetitions, until its obsessiveness surpasses the protagonist's I don t know what Herrmann died of, but I wouldn't rule out shame as a possibility.
(John Simon, National Review)
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