hair short in preparation for filming For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943 so she couldn't re-film the section with Steiner's song. 5 Composing for Warner Bros. However, many of his future film scores such as Dark Victory (1939 In This Our Life (1941) and Now Voyager (1942) had frequent waltz melodies as influenced by Eysler. He wrote and conducted the operetta, The Beautiful Greek Girl, but his father refused to stage it saying it was not good enough. Upon returning to Vienna, Steiner found his father in bankruptcy. 8 9 :52 Steiner often credited his family for inspiring his early musical abilities. Lanham, Maryland: The Scarecrow Press. Film Score: The View from the Podium. 60 37 :257 However, according to William Darby and Jack Du Bois's American Film Music, even though other film score composers may have produced greater individual scores than Steiner, no composer ever created as many "very good" ones as Steiner. Round Up the Usual Suspects: The Making of "Casablanca". A b c d Harmetz, Aljean (1992). He would also" pre-existing, recognizable melodies in his scores such as national anthems. Steiner was criticized for this technique as the awareness of the film music can ruin the narrative illusion of the film. If you get too decorative, you lose your appeal to the emotions. 2 :30 The theme is not heard consistently throughout the film and serves rather as a framework for the other melodic motifs heard throughout different parts of the film. New York: Hopkinson and Blake. In addition, Steiner scored, the Searchers (1956 A Summer Place (1959 and Gone with the Wind (1939 which ranked second on AFI 's list of best American film scores, and the film score for which he is best known. The first film he scored for Warner Bros.