, including Steiner's first Academy Award for Best Score. 24 :193 King Kong quickly made Steiner one of the most respected names in Hollywood. 2 :29 The majority of the music is heavy and loud, but some of the music is a bit lighter. In 1954, RCA Victor asked Steiner to prepare and conduct an orchestral suite of music from Gone with the Wind for a special LP, which was later issued. 23 :58 The film became a "landmark of film scoring as it showed the power music has to manipulate audience emotions. 10 :2 According to author of Max Steiner's "Now Voyager" Kate Daubney, Steiner may also have been influenced by Felix Weingartner who conducted the Vienna Opera from 1908 to 1911. He is referred to as "the father of film music as Steiner played a major part in creating the tradition of writing music for films, along with composers. 23 :88 One of the important principles that guided Steiner whenever possible was his rule: Every character should have a theme. 26 This score helped to exemplify Steiner's ability to encompass the essence of a film in a single theme. Upon their return home, the music darkens the scene in preparation for Jim's disclosure that he is already committed to another girl." 2 Another film which exemplifies the synchronizing of character and music is The Fountainhead (1949 The character. Steiner still preferred large orchestras and leitmotif techniques during this part of his career. I have the film put through a special measuring machine and then a cue sheet created which gives me the exact time, to a split second, in which an action takes place, or a word is spoken.