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Elmer Bernstein Tribute Concert

This was posted by George Komar to the same FSM board thread that yielded the "This is Your Life" segment I posted yesterday.
Official Research Channel Synopsis:

The Thornton School of Music orchestras celebrated the career of screen composer Elmer Bernstein in an event hosted by KUSC-FM personality Jim Svejda. The tribute concert featured the USC Thornton Orchestra and the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra performing selections from several memorable film scores from Bernstein's long and illustrious career. Mr. Bernstein, a former faculty member of the USC Thornton School, composed for both movies and television and is noted for many classic soundtracks including The Ten Commandments and The Grifters.


The suite Peter conducts has some delicious appetizers of The Journey of Natty Gann, which will be included in Varèse Sarabande's new Elmer Bernstein Box Set.

For those who are wondering, Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Gun was, in fact, the little-seen prequel to The Man with the Golden Arm. Apparently, all copies of this masterpiece were destroyed due to embarrassing legal proceedings with the Ian Fleming estate in 1974. We are only left with the sequel, The Man with the Golden Arm, which was much less searing and intense.

I have no idea if La La Land plans another release in their Farscape Classics series, but if they did, I certainly hope that Guy Gross would consider some the latter two scores from the "Liars, Guns and Money" trilogy.

Word Association meme:
Beer: Yech

McDonalds: Special Sauce.

Relationships: Someday...

Purple: Rain

Power Rangers: Helmet

Steroids: Beefcake

Cartoons: Bloom County

Florida: Beach

Santa Claus: Grinch

Halloween: E.T.

MySpace: Yawn

Clowns: Touchstone

Marriage: Wuv, twoo wuv...

Paris: Food

Redheads: Eric Cartman

Blondes: M*A*S*H

One night stands: HBO Comedy Special

Donald Trump: Crappy copper (this makes sense if you've ever had to do telecom work in a Trump building)

Neverland: Utopia Parkway

Pixies: Sugar

Vanilla ice cream: À la mode

Hooters: Owls

High School Musical: Avoid

Pajamas: Drawers

Woody: Buzz

Wet Socks: Saki

Additional Survey:
  1. If you got married to the last person you kissed what would your new last name be?
    I wouldn't change my last name.

  2. What did you do today?
    Thus far, not much. I woke up only a little while ago.

  3. When do you plan on having kids or your next kid?
    I don't have an answer for this.

  4. Can you take a bra off with one hand?

  5. Can you use chop sticks?

  6. How old were you when you lost your first tooth?
    I do not remember.

  7. Were you a hyper or mellow kid?
    I was hyper when I was younger, got mellow as I grew.

  8. Why did you throw up last?
    It has, thankfully, been an extremely long time since I've vomited. I believe the last time it occurred was due to illness.

  9. Last time you were on the phone?
    The day before yesterday.

  10. Ever been to the Statue of Liberty?

  11. Voting for Obama?
    Yes, though not with all of the enthusiasm that others have.

  12. How many e-mail addresses do you have?
    2 of my own, one shared with other proprietors of the Tower Massapequa MySpace page.

  13. Do you HAVE to have brand name stuff?

  14. Last time you washed your hair?
    Yesterday morning, in the shower.

  15. Who will you be sleeping with tonight?

  16. Do you like Oreos?
    Yes, especially frozen Double Stuff.

  17. Can you ice skate?
    Good heavens, no!

  18. Do you know how to change a diaper?
    I know the basics from my brother's infancy.

  19. Do you flick people off while driving?
    Of course! If I didn't, they'd see it as a sign of weakness and try to cut me off.

  20. What color is your car?
    Bronze Mist.

  21. Would you take a bullet for anyone?
    Not just anyone, but there are people that I certainly would.

  22. Do you keep a planner?
    I use the calender in my phone.

  23. Who's your favorite American Idol judge?
    I do not watch American Idol and have no interest in doing so.

  24. Do you like to grocery shop?
    For me it is a catch 22; I like to shop for groceries when I'm hungry, which is when I shouldn't be shopping for groceries.
  25. What kind of mood are you in?

  26. Last time you cleaned?
    Myself, yesterday. My apartment, a couple of weeks ago.

  27. Do you do your own laundry?
    I take it to the laundromat.

  28. Has someone close to you passed away this year?

  29. Baths or showers?
    I have an upright shower in my apartment, but I enjoy a good bath.

  30. Do you take out the trash?
    I live alone, who else is going to do it?

  31. Are you getting engaged any time soon?
    Not unless you know something I don't.

  32. Paper or Plastic?

  33. Do you watch "The Hills"?
    Sometimes when I go hiking.

  34. Last CD you played?
    Jerry Goldsmith's The Mummy, in the shower yesterday.

  35. What are you thinking about right now?
    "I have to go to the bathroom."

  36. Which one of your friends is going to have the cutest baby?
    How is this a fair question?

  37. What is the theme of your bedroom?
    Movie posters.

  38. Wearing any bracelets?
    What, like Gauntlets of Power? No.

  39. Last thing someone got for you?
    My manager bought myself and another tech lunch on Wednesday.

  40. What are you going to do now?
    Go to the bathroom. (See Question 35)
Tags: cinema, driving, elmer bernstein, farscape, film music, live music, science fiction
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