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Alfred Hitchcock: Murder! (1930): Prelude to Tristan und Isolde

In Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Murder! (1930) there is a scene using the prelude to Act 1 of Richard Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde.

In 1930 there were no way of post-dubbing, so Hitchcock had to find a way around this problem in the mirror scene when the main character is "thinking loud". Herbert Marshall pre-recorded his voice-over, and this was played at the same time as a small orchestra played live on-set the Prelude from Tristan und Isolde


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