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E. W. Korngold
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[when encountering Bette Davis on the Warner lot after scoring the remake of "Of Human Bondage"] After twelve years some of the scenes in the old version seem a little ridiculous, but we, with our new version, are ten years ahead of time because we are ridiculous already.
His association with Warner Brothers began, when he was invited by Max Reinhardt to arrange Mendelssohn's music for A Midsummer Night's Dream
(1935). Warner's then approached Korngold directly with an offer to score Captain Blood
(1935), which he did after completing his opera "Die Kathrin" in Vienna and co-writing several operatic numbers for what turned out to be a critical and box-office flop, ...