The Man with the Golden Arm
"Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score, Elmer Bernstein's original soundtrack to Otto Preminger's 1955 film, The Man With The Golden Arm, starring Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker and Kim Novak, became the first all-jazz soundtrack to be used in a major Hollywood movie. Bernstein's music was the perfect emotional match for Preminger's heroin-addict/jazz drummer anti-hero (played by Sinatra), and is considered one of the best scores of the era. It is also credited with effectively changing the sound of American cinema by opening the floodgates for jazz music in film and on television. Bernstein himself would go on to score over 200 films, including The Ten Commandments and To Kill A Mockingbird." On 180 gram vinyl.