Top Composer: Wagner Or Steiner?

Composer Max Steiner (King Kong, Gone With the Wind) “was once complimented as the man who invented modern movie music. ‘Nonsense,’ he replied. ‘The idea originated with Richard Wagner. … If Wagner had lived in this century, he would have been the No. 1 film composer.’ That last point is debatable. (Try to imagine Wagner working for Harvey Weinstein.)”

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