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Composer Bernstein – Pat Dowell reports on Elmer Bernstein who, after composing scores for more than 200 movies, is moving to writing concert music. Bernstein regrets the state of film music today – which he says lacks emotion, and is included primarily to create an atmosphere, rather than impart a grand musical theme.

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