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Film Composer Elmer Bernstein

Bernstein has composed the scores for around 80 films, including "The Man With the Golden Arm," "The Magnificent Seven," and "The Ten Commandments. He's done the scores for 2 new films -- "The Field" and "The Grifters." He joins Fresh Air to talk about how he works with directors to write his music.

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Other segments from the episode on January 10, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 10, 1991: Interview with Elmer Bernstein; Interview with Rashid Khalidi; Review of the television show "Ballerinas: Dances by Peter Martins."

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