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King of Film Composers:  Max Steiner

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The list author says: "From near the beginning of the sound era through 1965, Max Steiner was the most famous and influential composer for American films in his day. The "Steiner sound" (a full orchestra blend of lush European romanticism and Wagnerian leitmotifs) dominated American films in the 1930's and 1940's. Max Steiner won three Oscars in his career for "The Informer", "Now, Voyager" and "Since You Went Away" but may be most remembered for his scores for three classic giants of American cinema - "King Kong" (1933), "Gone With the Wind" (1939) and "Casablanca" (1943)."
Steiner At the Movies: King Kong, This is Cinerama, Death of a Scoundrel
Steiner At the Movies: King Kong, This is Cinerama, Death of a Scoundrel
King Kong
King Kong
King Kong: The Complete 1933 Film Score
King Kong: The Complete 1933 Film Score
"Quintessential 1933 film score that blends humor, mystery, action, monster attacks and, of all things, eroticism."
Gone With The Wind: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Deluxe Edition)
Gone With The Wind: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Deluxe Edition)
"Max Steiner's most famous score (by far, the most famous film score until 1977's "Star Wars") - the 1939 David O. Selznick romance extravaganza overflowing with effective motifs, resounding action and rich romantic lyricism.  Oscar nomination for Best Score with the toughest nominated Oscar music competition ever ("The Wizard of Oz" won)."
Max Steiner's Classic Film Score: Gone With The Wind
Max Steiner's Classic Film Score: Gone With The Wind
"Exquisite forty-minute suite based on Steiner's original thirty-minute suite arrangement for orchestra."
Since You Went Away
Since You Went Away
"A last minute 1944 replacement score for David O. Selznick's tribute to the American Home Front in World War II and Steiner's third Oscar win after "The Informer" (1935) and "Now, Voyager" (1942).  A gorgeous forgotten film score masterpiece."
Casablanca: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Casablanca: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
"The classic 1943 score and film that never goes out of style (but Steiner did not compose the song "As Time Goes By" but he does utilize the song theme in the score)."
Adventures of Don Juan & Arsenic & Old Lace
Adventures of Don Juan & Arsenic & Old Lace
Charge of Light Brigade
Charge of Light Brigade
She (Complete Score to the 1935 Film)
She (Complete Score to the 1935 Film)
Now Voyager: The Classic Film Scores of Max Steiner
Now Voyager: The Classic Film Scores of Max Steiner
"Endlessly listenable superb essential overview of Max Steiner scores."
Adventures of Mark Twain
Adventures of Mark Twain
"Another forgotten terrific Max Steiner Oscar nominated score and film -superb expansive homage to Mark Twain from 1944."
Son of Kong / Most Dangerous Game
Son of Kong / Most Dangerous Game
"Two early RKO Steiner scores from 1933."
Treasure of Sierra Madre
Treasure of Sierra Madre
All This & Heaven Too a Stolen Life
All This & Heaven Too a Stolen Life
They Died With Their Boots On
They Died With Their Boots On
"The title might seem to indicate an odd adventure outing, but this is a terrific Warner Brothers action and romance horse opera in the shadow of "Gone with the Wind".  A brilliant 1941 adventure score, not to be missed."
Dark Victory
Dark Victory
"Steiner stages his usual field day of romantic longings for the 1939 Davis vehicle.  Oscar nomination for Best Score."
THE LETTER (CD) Max Steiner
THE LETTER (CD) Max Steiner
"The sharp 1940 score of great melodrama and mystery with both Steiner and Bette Davis at their most glamorous.  Oscar nomination for Best Score."
The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers
Johnny Belinda
Johnny Belinda
"1948 Oscar nomination for Best Score."
Fountainhead [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Fountainhead [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
"One of Steiner's all-time best efforts from 1948 that rivals Bernard Herrmann's most vivid and effective scores."
Dodge City / The Oklahoma Kid
Dodge City / The Oklahoma Kid
Flame And The Arrow
Flame And The Arrow
"1950 Oscar nomination for Best Score."
Pursued
Pursued
Young Man With a Horn
Young Man With a Horn
The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
Battle Cry
Battle Cry
"The last Steiner Best Score Oscar nomination in 1955."
Band of Angels
Band of Angels
Marjorie Morningstar
Marjorie Morningstar
Searchers
Searchers
DISTANT DRUMS, CLOAK AND DAGGER, MY GIRL TISA, SOUTH OF ST. LOUIS (SAE) (CD)
DISTANT DRUMS, CLOAK AND DAGGER, MY GIRL TISA, SOUTH OF ST. LOUIS (SAE) (CD)
The Lost Patrol / Virginia City / The Beast with Five Fingers
The Lost Patrol / Virginia City / The Beast with Five Fingers
"Collection of three scores from Steiner's Golden Age."
John Paul Jones/Parrish
John Paul Jones/Parrish
A SUMMER PLACE - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
A SUMMER PLACE - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
"Steiner's last hit music with the American public came from his secondary love theme for the 1959 film "A Summer Place".  The Percy Faith version of the tune became a runaway popular music hit."
Auntie Mame / Rome Adventure
Auntie Mame / Rome Adventure
""Rome Adventure""
Max Steiner: The RKO Years 1929-1936 3 CD Set
Max Steiner: The RKO Years 1929-1936 3 CD Set
Bette Davis: Classic Film Scores for Bette Davis
Bette Davis: Classic Film Scores for Bette Davis
"Several Steiner score suites are featured."
Gone With the Wind: Essential Steiner Film
Gone With the Wind: Essential Steiner Film