Jon Burlingame

Passing the baton

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Three giants of 20th century film music -- Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein and David Raksin -- died this year, leading some observers to suggest that their passing is the end of an era.

The family business

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It's a warm October day, and on the cavernous Stage One at 20th Century Fox, 85 of Hollywood's top musicians are about to tackle cue 4M8 of Thomas Newman's score for "Lemony Snicket's A Series of…

Tandem Team

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Movie history is dotted with great director-composer partnerships: Fellini and Nino Rota, Truffaut and Georges Delerue, Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann. Most contemporary directors like to shop…

  • Film

Film composer dies at 82

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Elmer Bernstein, the Oscar-winning composer whose music graced such 1950s and '60s classics as "The Man With the Golden Arm," "The Magnificent Seven," "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Great Escape,"…

  • TV

Striking the right note

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Some of TV's most memorable music has been written for half-hour comedies: Think Earle Hagen's whistling intro for "The Andy Griffith Show," Vic Mizzy's kooky, spooky harpsichord in "The Addams…

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