Hi William and Ethan aka Keith
Ethan is a nice name if I had son I would consider Ethan more likely to be John mind you LOL
Yes, Bernstein Williams and Goldsmith were geniuses whose work is grossly under rated. The late Bernard Hermann who worked on so many Hitchcock movies was also in their class.
The sad thing is modern audiences at the cinema will not see their like again as orchestral arrangements cost studios money and they would rather penny pinch with electronic music or forgettable pop songs.
If somebody asked you to name a film soundtack in the last 20 years you would be hard pushed. The recent Mummy movies are the only ones that come to mind with me and they were composed by Jerry Goldsmith.
At least we have the CDs. It would be great if Chisum was released as an OST CD.