Elmer Bernstein 1922-2004.
Elmer Bernstein, who composed more classic film scores than can be easily remembered,
Wednesday morning at the age of 82.
Even in a film like Ghostbusters, dominated by a pop theme song with endless air-play, Bernstein
made his mark, creating a film score that helped make the movie what it is. Bernstein created
music that drew the audience into the film and often left them humming the inspired songs as they left.
His work on National Geographic, The Magnificent Seven, and The Great Escape is instantly
recognized by film fans the world over.
He is survived by his wife, Eve; sons Peter and Gregory; daughters Emilie and Elizabeth; and five grandchildren.
| credit Ross May