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Bernard Herrmann

Someone, I think Daniel Clowes, once theorized that JFK was assasinated by hit men for the hat industry, payback for the President’s disregard for men’s hats and the subsequent decline in their fashion in the early 1960s. But in the days of Dwight Eisenhower, you could still drive around with Jimmy Stewart whilst wearing a hat about San Francisco, whistling. I’ve never been to the Bay Area myself but this is how I imagine it, with the score that Bernard Herrmann wrote for it in the film Vertigo (1958). The first time I saw this film when I was 16 or so I imagined what you can now view for yourself below. (It wasn’t until much later that I had a computer and the free software to make the edits I needed.) Enjoy.

About Aharon N. Varady


Aharon's Omphalos is the hobbit hole of Aharon Varady, founding director of the Open Siddur Project. He is a community planner and environmental educator working to improve stewardship of the Public Domain, be it the physical and natural commons of urban park systems or the creative and cultural commons of libraries and museums. His advocacy for open-source strategies in the Jewish community has been written about in the Atlantic Magazine, the Yiddish Forverts, Tablet, and Haaretz. He is particularly interested in pedagogies for advancing ecological wisdom, developing creative and emotional intelligence, and realizing effective theurgical praxes . He welcomes your comments, personal messages, and kind words. If you find his work helpful to your own or you'd simply like to support him, please consider donating via his Patreon account.

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