Jon Burlingame

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…

Tunes for toons

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Technology has so altered the animation landscape that it would be unrecognizable to anyone who worked in the classic Disney era. But as opposed to the classic animator, whose tools include pen and…

Marketplace

Le Divorce

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Once upon a time, having a score thrown out was news (as when Bernard Herrmann was fired by Alfred Hitchcock on "Torn Curtain" or Randy Newman's music from "Air Force One"). Now scores are tossed at…

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.

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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,"…

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