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  Thursday, August 19, 2004

Elmer Bernstein, 1922-2004. BB mourns the loss of soundtrack composer Elmer Bernstein, the artist behind the classic scores for The Magnificent Seven, The Man With The Golden Arm, The Great Escape, and even modern-day comedies like Airplane! and Stripes. . .
"Film music, properly done, should give the film a kind of emotional rail on which to ride," Bernstein said in 2001. "Without even realizing that you're listening to music that's doing something to your emotions, you will have an emotional experience."

Which is another way of saying that composing the film's music is part of designing the experience, yes?

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