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Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love

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When Marvin Hamlisch passed away in August 2012 the worlds of music, theatre and cinema lost a talent the likes of which we may never see again. Seemingly destined for greatness, Hamlisch was accepted into New York’s Juilliard School as a 6-year-old musical prodigy and rapidly developed into a phenomenon. With instantly classic hits ‘The Way We Were’ and ‘Nobody Does It Better’ and scores for Hollywood films such as The Swimmer, The Sting and Sophie’s Choice and the Broadway juggernaut A Chorus Line; Hamlisch became the go-to composer for film and Broadway producers and a prominent presence on the international Concert Hall circuit. His streak was staggering, vast, unprecedented and glorious, by the age of 31 Hamlisch had won 4 Grammys, an Emmy, 3 Oscars, a Tony and a Pulitzer prize: success that burned so bright, it proved impossible to match. With exclusive access to Hamlisch’s rich personal archive and interviews with his A-list collaborators and friends, Dori Berinstein’s film is a deeply personal portrait of an iconic artistic genius.


Type of film
Running Time
82 mins
Dori Berinstein
Dori Berinstein
Executive Producer
Alan Deutsch
Penelope Falk
Dori Berinstein
Director of Photography
Alan Deutsch, Jimmy O'Donnell
Jack Norflus
Principal Cast
Ann-Margret, Idina Menzel, Liza Minnelli

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Last updated 9th January 2014

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Dori Berinstein


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