Sunday, January 9, 2011

Elmer Bernstein's Magnificent Score for True Grit (1969)

I've criticized the new True Grit's score because it was so dour that it drags down the movie. No such problems for the 1969 version. Elmer Bernstein's (The Great Escape, 1963)rousing and inspiring score gives the older version emotional impact. Here's the Utah Symphony Orchestra performing a suite of the score for the 1969 movie.