In Richard Quine's 1962 caper rom-com The Notorious Landlady, Novak uses her mastery of on-screen mysteriousness to perfect romantic and comedic pitch, playing an endearing character who is impossible not to pull for.
Herrmann and Hitchcock, Storm Clouds and Cymbals
In the minds of many classic movie fans, the name Bernard Herrmann is tethered to that of Alfred Hitchcock. He composed and/or produced the scores for seven films by the Master of Suspense, many of them the most popular and memorable of Hitch's decades-long career. In terms of creating the famous Hitchcockian tension, Herrmann played as important a role as Hitchcock's carefully selected cast and crew.