Max Steiner: from King Kong to Casablanca


1933: The giant ape, star of the Radio Picture 'King Kong', shown in comparison to eight normal sized apes, to emphasize its colossal size. Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images

We take a first look at the work of composer Max Steiner, and sample his work from King Kong, Casablanca, Gone With The Wind and more. We also discuss the incredible influence that Steiner has on today's most beloved film franchises, and the important role he played in the development of modern film music techniques.