This composer was a major figure in film, helping to define Hollywood music in the Golden Age of the major studios. Despite his numerous accolades, however, he lost the Academy Award for this epic score to another film. If sheer musical girth had been a factor, he certainly would have won. His score is present under nearly the entire movie—just under four hours of music. Even more incredibly, this civil war epic was only one of the twelve films on which he worked in the same year!