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Elmer Bernstein

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I did 10 years of comedies and 10 years of Westerns. I really like to stay away from car chases. I prefer the more intimate film. You have a much more direct association with the emotions.

— Elmer Bernstein

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I made my way on to a grey list, a black list even. That's something I'm very proud of, actually.

— Elmer Bernstein

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I thought in terms of the enthusiasm of doing it. I didn't think about whether I was ready.

— Elmer Bernstein

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I would do the occasional score. I thought it was the most thrilling thing. It was instant. You made the music and they played it right away to millions of people. I found it thrilling.

— Elmer Bernstein

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I'm generally pessimistic about the dumbing down of America - especially with summer movies.

— Elmer Bernstein

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It was a great way to work. In those days, you had to be there. It was your world. It was your club. Your friends were there, your associates were there, your security was there.

— Elmer Bernstein

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One of the things that happens in the business is that success is a very strange thing in that if you are involved in something very successful the next person wants you to repeat it.

— Elmer Bernstein

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There's no way I can compete with someone who can write rap or rock and roll. Nor do I wish to. But I've always kept up to date with music changes. I worked very hard not to type myself.

— Elmer Bernstein

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Today you have something like A Film by Joe Harry. That is patently asinine and ridiculous.

— Elmer Bernstein

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You wouldn't think it would but my parents were really balanced about that. When it came time for me to be out of the house and out on my own they were very supportive.

— Elmer Bernstein

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About Elmer Bernstein

Elmer Bernstein Quotes

Did you know about Elmer Bernstein?

He received 14 Academy Award nominations and was nominated at least once per decade from the 1950s until the 2000s but his only win was for Thoroughly Modern Millie for Best Original Music Score. During his childhood Bernstein performed professionally as a dancer and an actor in the latter case playing the part of Caliban in The Tempest on Broadway and he also won several prizes for his painting. He gravitated toward music at the age of twelve at which time he was given a scholarship in piano by Henriette Michelson a Juilliard teacher who guided him throughout his entire career as a pianist.

He also won two Golden Globes and was nominated for two Grammy Awards. Bernstein won an Oscar for his score to Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) and was nominated for fourteen Oscars in total.

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