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Heavenly Friendship

Music bonds composer and "Far From Heaven" director.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/heavenly_friendship_20030307

When the call came about writing the music for Todd Haynes' "Far From Heaven," Elmer Bernstein was initially dismissive. "The film already had a temporary score, and I won't look at a film with a temporary score," said Bernstein, who has received 13 Academy Award nominations and a 1963 Oscar for "Thoroughly Modern Millie." His agent replied that he might make an exception for this temporary score, because it happened to be Bernstein's music from "To Kill a Mockingbird."

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