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Erich Wolfgang Korngold (06:30)


Max Steiner paves the way for other European artists in Hollywood. Korngold creates film scores for "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Captain Blood," and "Anthony Adverse."

"The Adventures of Robin Hood" (03:19)

Kongold returns to Vienna in 1937, but unsafe conditions spurs Warner Brothers into bringing him back to Hollywood. Kongold creates the score for the 1938 film.

"The Gay Divorcee" (01:59)

Max Steiner continues working for RKO Radio Pictures and creates the score for the 1934 film; "The Continental" wins best song.

Herbert Stothart (05:51)

Stothart receives formal training in Europe; he works with Arthur Hammerstein and Oscar Hammerstein II. Stothart signs with MGM and creates the scores for "Queen Christina," "A Tale of Two Cities," and "Mutiny on the Bounty."

"Charge of the Light Brigade" (04:23)

Steiner leaves RKO and signs with Warner Brothers. He creates scores for the film about the Battle of Balaclava and "Angels with Dirty Faces."

Prominent Musical Scores (09:16)

French composer Maurice Jaubert creates the score for "Le Jour Se Leve." Steiner creates the score for "Gone With the Wind." Kongard creates the score for "The Private Lives of Elizabeth & Essex." Stothard wins an Academy Award for "The Wizard of Oz."

Pioneering Cinematic Composers (01:58)

Compositions by Steiner, Korngold, and Stothart redefine cinema. European composers gravitate to Hollywood.

Credits: Episode 2: 1930s & The Father of Film Music (00:41)

Credits: Episode 2: 1930s & The Father of Film Music

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Episode 2: 1930s & The Father of Film Music

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As fascism grew in Germany, the great artists who had not yet escaped Europe were now leaving and heading to Hollywood. Max Steiner, “The Father of the Film Score” who brought King Kong to the screens in 1933, was joined by Austrian bon Erich Korngold. Artists including American Herbert Stothart brought several films to life on the screen including The Gay Divorcee, Charge of the Light Brigade, Jezebel, Angels with Dirty Faces, Captain Blood, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Queen Christina, Tale of Two Cities, and The Wizard of Oz.

Length: 35 minutes

Item#: BVL204703

ISBN: 978-1-64867-781-6

Copyright date: ©2020

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