Remember that scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho when weird ol' Norman Bates starts slicing away at Marion Crane in the shower, and the violins go shriek! shriek! shriek! and your heart just about bleedin' stops? Didn't that just utterly freak you out? That's but one example of how the great directors use musical elements to amplify the emotion and psychology in their films, and in Hitchcock's case, the score often became a character in its own right. Tonight, The Big Picture: Hitchcock! offers an evening of nailbiting suspense and intensity in a tribute to Hitchcock's classic films, with scenes projected on the big screen as David Newman conducts the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in scores by Hitch's favorite composers, including Bernard Herrmann (Vertigo, Psycho, North by Northwest) and Dimitri Tiomkin (Strangers on a Train, Dial M for Murder). Special treat: Your host for the evening is Hollywood icon Eva Marie Saint, who starred alongside Cary Grant in Hitchcock's North by Northwest. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hlywd.; Sun., Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m.; $12-$131. (323) 850-2000, hollywoodbowl.com/tickets.
Sun., Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m., 2014
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