Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood’s Most Influential Composer
We have 8 Books to Giveaway this Month!
“Gracefully written, this sympathetic portrait captures the prodigious composer’s personality and documents his many milestone achievements, from King Kong to Casablanca. I loved reading it.” –Leonard Maltin, Film Critic and Historian
CMH is very excited to announce that we will be giving away 8 COPIES of Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood’s Most Influential Composer by Steven C. Smith, courtesy of Oxford University Press!
In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, Dec 26 at 6PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick two winners on four different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.
- Dec 5: Two Winners
- Dec 12: Two Winners
- Dec 19: Two Winners
- Dec 26: Two Winners
We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub, the day after each winner is picked around 9PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winner on Sunday Dec 6 around 9PM EST on Twitter. And, please note that you don’t have to have a Twitter account to enter; just see below for the details…
And now on to the contest!
ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, Dec 26 at 6PM EST — BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…
1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post
2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message*:
Just entered to win the “Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood’s Most Influential Composer” #BookGiveaway courtesy of @OUPAcademic & @ClassicMovieHub #CMHContest You can #EnterToWin here: http://www.classicmoviehub.com/blog/music-by-max-steiner-the-epic-life-of-hollywoods-most-influential-composer-book-giveaway-dec/
What is one of your favorite Max Steiner scores and why? Or, if you’re not familiar with his work, why do you want to win this book?
*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
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About the Book: During a seven-decade career that spanned from 19th century Vienna to 1920s Broadway to the golden age of Hollywood, three-time Academy Award winner Max Steiner did more than any other composer to introduce and establish the language of film music. Throughout his chaotic life, Steiner was buoyed by an innate optimism, a quick wit, and an instinctive gift for melody, all of which would come to the fore as he met and worked with luminaries like Richard Strauss, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, the Warner Bros., David O. Selznick, Bette Davis, Frank Sinatra, and Frank Capra. In Music by Max Steiner, the first full biography of Steiner, author Steven C. Smith interweaves the dramatic incidents of Steiner’s personal life with an accessible exploration of his composing methods and experiences, bringing to life the previously untold story of a musical pioneer and master dramatist who helped create a vital new art with some of the greatest film scores in cinema history.
Please note that only United States (excluding the territory of Puerto Rico) AND Canada entrants are eligible. No P.O. Boxes please.
And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win.
Images courtesy of Steven C. Smith.
And if you can’t wait to win the book, you can purchase the on amazon by clicking here:
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub