I have come here to eat pie and watch movies. And I’m all out of pie.
From the first shot and the first notes, the cinematography and the score are clearly entangled; by the last shot and the last notes, the music might as well be the source of the light.
Bernard Herrmann's score infiltrates and usurps the picture as George Bone's concerto infiltrates and usurps his character. Or is it the other way around? Does the concerto give rise to the murders or do the murders inspire the concerto? Does the score inspire the visuals…