'King Kong' by Max Steiner (1933) and James Newton Howard (2005): A Comparison of Scores and Contexts

Friday 7 February 2014
Film music was forever changed by Max Steiner's 1933 score for King Kong. For the first time a sound film was accompanied by an original non-diegetic score that paralleled, supported and enhanced the narrative, pioneering the techniques and principles that have governed film scoring ever since.