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  • “Mildred Pierce,” Todd Haynes and Me [VIDEO/SLIDE SHOW]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 29, 2011 | 5:39 pm

    While watching Todd Haynes’ stunning adaptation of “Mildred Pierce” in a nourish mini-series for HBO, I recalled the first time I viewed a production by this brilliant (and yes, Jewish) writer-director:  Edward Albee’s, “The Zoo Story,” which Haynes directed and starred...

  • Music Man Silenced at 82

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Film composer Elmer Bernstein, who died last week at the age of 82, was born in New York, the son of immigrants from Ukraine and the Austro-Hungarian empire. After being blacklisted during the McCarthy era he came back to pen such classic scores as "To Kill a Mockingbird," "The Man...

  • Heavenly Friendship

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    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...

  • The Movies’ Music Man

    By Carvin Knowles

    April 2, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Composer Elmer Bernstein . Photo by Peter Halmagyi

     

    The list of films for which Elmer Bernstein haswritten orchestral scores reads like a roll call of cinema's all-timeclassics: "The Ten Commandments," "The Age of Innocence," "TheMagnificent Seven," "Ghostbusters," "To Kill A...

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