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Cape Fear

Martin Scorsese’s remake of American psychological thriller Cape Fear follows a convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, who stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him, intent on destroying their lives.

Barry Adamson: “Bernard Hermann wrote the original score for the 1962 J Lee Thompson version of Cape Fear, updated by Martin Scorsese in 1991. Scorsese hired genius composer Elmer Bernstein to meticulously copy Hermann’s score note for note, and the result is a remarkable and modern take on the heavily Hitchcock-influenced story of psychotic rapist Cady, who seeks vengeance on Sam Bowen and his family.”