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Bernstein, Elmer

Works: 1,614 works in 3,511 publications in 7 languages and 64,441 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Western films  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Fantasy films  Detective and mystery films  Musical films  Bible films 
Roles: Composer, Conductor, Author, Performer, Arranger, Musician, Adapter, Instrumentalist, Interviewee, Editor, Director, Scenarist, Compiler, Host, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Elmer Bernstein
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Most widely held works by Elmer Bernstein
To Kill a Mockingbird by Robert Mulligan( Visual )

48 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. Though he is obviously innocent, the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him-- except the town's most distinguished citizen. His compassionate defense costs him many friendships but earns him the respect and admiration of his two motherless children
The Magnificent Seven by John Sturges( Visual )

66 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tired of being ravaged by an army of marauding bandits, the residents of a small Mexican village seek help from seven American gunfighters. The only problem? It's seven against 50"--Container
The ten commandments by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

30 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the life of Moses from the Pharaoh's household through his life of leading his people to freedom
True Grit by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

31 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn helps a headstrong young girl find the man who murdered her father in Native American territory and fled with the family savings. When Rooster's employer insists on accompanying the old gunfighter, sparks fly. The situation goes from troubled to disastrous when an inexperienced Texas Ranger joins the party
The Age of Innocence by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

43 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New York City in the 1870s, a rigid social code governs how people talk, walk, meet, part, dine, earn their livings, fall in love, and marry. Not a word of the code is written down anywhere, but these people have been studying it since they were born. In this elegant milieu, marriages, like treaties between nations, exist to provide for the orderly transmission of wealth; scions of old and rich families understand that their personal desires have no place in the design. One such is Newland Archer, engaged to marry pretty young May Welland. When he becomes entranced with May's cousin Ellen, the notorious Countess Olenska, every member of that class mobilizes to prevent Archer from doing anything that threatens their needs
Far from Heaven by Todd Haynes( Visual )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank having sex with another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond--a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it
The Great Escape by John Sturges( Visual )

39 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized version of the unprecedented escape from Stalag Luft III. A high-security German prisoner-of-war camp in 1942 holds only known troublemakers and risk-takers, all of whom are determined to pull off the war's most daring escape
National Lampoon's Animal house by John Landis( Visual )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faber College has one frat house so disreputable it will take anyone. The campus's only other frat house is full of white, anglo-saxon, rich young men that no one can stand except Dean Wormer. The dean enlists the help of their fraternity to get the boys of Delta House off campus. The dean's plan comes into play just before the homecoming parade
My Left Foot : The Story of Christy Brown by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

38 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born with cerebral palsy, the 10th of 22 children of a Dublin bricklayer and his wife, Christy Brown was doomed to life as a vegetable by physicians in 1932. His strong-willed mother's love and faith encouraged him to overcome this label. At age seven, he made a mark with chalk grasped between the toes of his left foot, the only limb on his body he could control. With this proof of intelligence, his schooling begins, and aided by his loving family, Christy learns to grapple with life's physical tasks and psychological pains. His courage and determination inspire a teacher, who lends support as he develops into a brilliant if cantankerous writer, poet, and painter. The astounding story of an artist who defeated a physical disability, degrading stereotypes, and poverty to fulfill his dreams
Ghostbusters by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When three college professors lose their jobs, they decide to go into the freelance "paranormal investigation and elimination" business. When their first client discovers her refrigerator has become a portal into the spiritual dimension, our heroes come face to face with an ancient evil force with plans to raise hell in Manhattan. When ghosts go on a rampage, only these men can save the world. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face the supreme challenge. Who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!
Trading places by John Landis( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rich Duke Brothers wager on whether a born loser like Billy Ray Valentine, a hustler from the ghetto, can become as successful as Winthorpe, a wealthy investment executive, if put in the proper environment--and would a prig like Winthorpe turn to a life of crime if he were to lose it all
Sweet Smell of Success by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

21 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A powerful film about a ruthless journalist and an unscrupulous press agent who'll do anything to achieve success"--Container
Airplane! by Jim Abrahams( Visual )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Angeles. Les passagers du vol 209 à destination de Chicago prennent place dans l'appareil. Elaine, l'hôtesse, vient d'annoncer à Ted qu'elle le quittait. Celui-ci, chauffeur de taxi, abandonne son client, achète un billet, réussissant à dominer sa peur. C'est un ex-pilote de chasse traumatisé pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale par une opération de commando qui provoqua la mort de plusieurs de ses camarades. Quand l'équipage succombe à une intoxication alimentaire, il doit prendre les commandes de l'avion
The sons of Katie Elder by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

26 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day that Katie Elder is buried, her four sons return home to Clearwater, Texas, to pay their last respects. It is a he-man story, as well as, a drama of the maternal influence of Katie Elder, her sacrifice, love and incredible valor. The hopes and aspirations for her sons is movingly communicated from beginning to conclusion
Hud by Martin Ritt( Visual )

22 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having been burned by compromises to censors on his earlier films Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Sweet Bird of Youth, Paul Newman decided to star in as uncompromising a property as he could find. That property was Hud, inspired by a portion of Larry McMurtry's novel, Horseman Pass By. Hud Bannon (Newman) is a young Texas rancher who lives with his cattleman father Homer (Melvyn Douglas) and his hero-worshipping nephew Lon (Brandon DeWilde). Hud is an amoral, cold-hearted creature; his father, who holds Hud responsible for the death of his other son, tries to imbue Lon with a sense of decency and responsibility to others, but Lon is devoted to Hud and isn't inclined to listen. When hoof-and-mouth disease shows up in one of the elder Bannon's cows, Hud is all for selling the herd before the government inspectors find out. But Homer orders the cattle destroyed (the film's most harrowing sequence), driving an even deeper wedge between himself and Hud. Finally, Hud steps over the line by attempting to rape Alma (Patricia Neal), the earthy but warm-hearted housekeeper. Paul Newman was so repellantly brilliant as an unregenerate heel that his Oscar nomination for Hud was a foregone conclusion. Although Newman lost the Oscar to Sidney Poitier in Lilies of the Field, Oscars did go to Neal for Best Actress, Douglas for Best Supporting Actor, and cinematographer James Wong Howe
Cape Fear by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Cady is released from prison fourteen years after his sentence and seeks out his lawyer, Sam Bowden, who, during the trial, denied Cady his sixth amendment rights and let him go to jail; and after Cady discovers Bowden's family, including his fifteen-year-old daughter Danielle, Sam Bowden resorts to questionable and extreme measures to ensure his family's safety
The Blues Brothers by John Landis( Visual )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Après sa sortie de prison, Jake Blues et son frère Elwood visitent l'orphelinat dans lequel ils ont été élevés par les soeurs. Ils apprennent alors que l'Eglise souhaite se désengager de l'orphelinat et projette de le vendre au ministère de l'éducation. Le seul moyen d'éviter la fermeture est de payer la taxe foncière avant 11 jours. Les deux frères décident de s'impliquer personnellement dans la collecte des fonds : ils reforment leur groupe de rhythm and blues et organisent un grand concert
Devil in a blue dress by Carl Franklin( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins is a decorated war hero who returns home to work as a private eye. His job of finding a missing socialite puts him between the white power elite and the vibrant black commumnity of Central Avenue. As soon as Easy and his trigger-happy friend Mouse find Daphne Monet, trouble follows
An American werewolf in London by John Landis( Visual )

27 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a rainy night on the Welsh moors. Two American students on a walking tour of Europe trudge on to the next town, when suddenly the air is pierced by an unearthly howl ... Three weeks later, one is dead and the other is in the hospital
Thoroughly modern Millie by Elmer Bernstein( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Thoroughly modern Millie' is the story of an innocent country girl who comes to the big city in search of a husband. Along the way she becomes the secretary of the rich and famous Trevor Graydon, befriends the sweet Miss Dorothy, fights off white slaver Mrs. Meers and hooks up with a lively paper clip salesman, Jimmy. In the end it takes a rich and nutty jazz baby like Muzzy to unravel all these complications, give a great party, and match up lovers
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Far from Heaven
Alternative Names
Bernstein, E. (Elmer)

Bernstein, Elmer, 1922-2004

E. Bernstein

Elmer Bernstein Amerikaans componist (1922-2004)

Elmer Bernstein amerykański kompozytor

Elmer Bernstein amerykański kompozytor, dyrygent

Elmer Bernstein compositeur américain

Elmer Bernstein compositore statunitense

Elmer Bernstein US-amerikanischer Filmmusik-Komponist

Elmer Berstein

Elmer Burnstein

Елмер Бернстайн

Елмър Бърнстийн

Элмер Бернстайн

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The ten commandmentsTrue GritThe Age of InnocenceFar from HeavenNational Lampoon's Animal houseGhostbustersSweet Smell of SuccessAirplane!