I read an interview with Paul Thomas Anderson when he was still casting roles in the film The Master and asked Phillip Seymour Hoffman what he thought of different actors trying out for the protagonist. Phillip Seymour Hoffman said you should use Joaqin Phoenix because he scares me.
I could listen to Bernard Hermann forever, same reason. Recently read his Wikipedia – made his own orchestra at 20, so so scary.
When Hitchcock gave him Psycho he said leave the shower scene alone, don’t play music in the shower scene…so glad he disregarded those instructions.