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 Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

A behind-the-scenes look at the life and music of legendary Hollywood composer Elmer Bernstein, the only person to be nominated for an Academy Award in every decade from the 1950s to the 2000s

Over a career spanning 54 years, he composed landmark scores in every available genre?epics, jazz, westerns, dramas, and comedies?and his credits read like list of the greatest films of his time: The Ten Commandments, The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Man With the Golden Arm, The Great Escape, Ghostbusters, to name just a few. This biography, written by Jon Burlingame and Elmer’s son Peter, interweaves exclusive interviews, oral histories not otherwise available, estate archival materials, and personal experiences.

Elmer Bernstein lived a colorful life: he was a first generation American; he was blacklisted; and he was a fearless advocate for film music not afraid to take on anyone in pages of trade papers. The book looks at many of his landmark scores in depth, collaborations with various producers and directors, and his success in navigating the rough and tumble of Hollywood. There is much to his story: a cycle of struggle, success, frustration, failure, and reinvention repeated many times over his career which connected the Old Hollywood with the modern era.

 Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Cool! I'd own that.

 Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 12:50 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

YES!!!! I am super stoked for this biography!

With this book, plus the 2-volume Goldsmith tome on its way later this year, I'll feel set with so much wonderful literature on film music.

 Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   Col. Flagg   (Member)

Fantastic surprise! link for those who want it:

 Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 2:57 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

So glad to see this biography.

 Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

An absolute 'must have' for me. Looking forward so much to getting this essential biography.

 Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   franzfan   (Member)

Never saw this coming. Was waiting for some positive news re "The Newmans of Hollywood". But, I'm delighted with this development. Ordered.

 Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 5:49 PM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

Family support means so much in biography. Good to see Peter behind this. The Newman family is . . . well . . . complicated.

 Posted:   May 31, 2023 - 12:34 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Torn if I should pre-order or ask for it for Christmas/my birthday!

 Posted:   Jun 3, 2023 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Awesome. I'm preordering it today. Amazon cover only shows Peter Bernstein's name on the cover. Can't see Jon's name on it, but maybe he was a contributor. So glad to see this.

 Posted:   Aug 26, 2023 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   James MacMillan   (Member)

I have heard from the Bernstein Estate that the earlier depictions of the book's cover are outdated and erroneous and that Peter Bernstein is the sole author of this publication.

 Posted:   Aug 26, 2023 - 10:19 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

ok.. title adjusted

 Posted:   Aug 27, 2023 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   James MacMillan   (Member)

ok.. title adjusted

Thanks, Lokutus!

 Posted:   Nov 15, 2023 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

My copy of this biography should be arriving today and I'm excited to dive into it!

 Posted:   Nov 15, 2023 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I should get mine Friday! Yahoo.

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