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Elmer Bernstein, 1922-2004

Old 08-19-04, 12:03 AM
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Elmer Bernstein, 1922-2004


Elmer Bernstein, the amazingly prolific composer who wrote the memorable theme for The Magnificent Seven among other scores, died Wednesday in his sleep at his home in Ojai, California; he was 82.
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We've really been losing the giants of film music in the past year - Michael Kamen, Jerry Goldsmith, David Raksin, Elmer Bernstein... very sad.

My favorite Bernstein score is definitely To Kill a Mockingbird.
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That's sad. Loved him on Far From Heaven.
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They are going to have a lot of tributes for these legends that have died so far at next year's Oscars.
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Fortunately, his music will live on.....
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His score for To Kill a Mockingbird makes me a bit watery-eyed, and his 70's/80's comedy scores (Animal House, An American Werewolf in London, Heavy Metal) are just awesome.
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Old 08-19-04, 10:50 AM
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His work with Charles and Ray Eames was flat-out brilliant.
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I always associate Elmer Bernstein with the early John Landis/John Belushi/Dan Aykroyd films.
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This is truly becoming the year the music died . . .
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Someone make sure John Williams is healthy!

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