Bernard Herrmann: Psycho

Released: 1960

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Cast: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh and Vera Miles

The Film: Marion Crane steals $40,000 from her employer's client, but a storm sees her seek refuge in The Bates Motel, where the young owner has been living in the shadow of his mother.

The Score: The American composer Bernard Herrmann wrote the score. Known for his compositions for film, he often collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock on films including Psycho, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Vertigo.