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Film Music Foundation Collection

Film Music Foundation

Founded in 2001 by Elmer Bernstein, Herschel Burke Gilbert, and other music professionals, the Film Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes education and preservation in the art of film scoring. The Foundation’s oral history collection consists of in-depth interviews with composers, lyricists, songwriters, arrangers, and orchestrators who discuss their unique experiences in writing scores for film and television. Recorded in high-definition video, the interviews average roughly two to three hours in length. Maurice Jarre, Danny Elfman, Patrick Doyle, Johnny Mandel, Lalo Schifrin, and Marilyn and Alan Bergman are among the artists featured in the collection. The Foundation produces three to four interviews per year, with over a dozen currently housed at the Academy Film Archive. The collection continues to grow as interviews are completed and placed at the Archive, with selected segments available at the Film Music Foundation website. The collection came to the Archive in April 2014.

To browse the FMF interview collection, click here.

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