Brian De Palma is a gifted master visual artist with tremendous musical instincts. No other living American filmmaker has made better use of music in his films. He is a true master when it comes to creating the ultimate match of image and music.
De Palma has worked with a variety of talented composers throughout his career, including the great Bernard Herrmann, the composer of his idol Hitchcock. Besides the obvious Hitchcock obsession, there is also a strong Italian Giallo influence in De Palma’s work. So it is no surprise that he often worked with two of the all time great Italian master composers, Ennio Morricone and Pino Dinoggio.