consider these nominations to belong to Max Steiner himself. Steiner would typically wait until the film was edited before scoring it, and after watching Casablanca, he decided the song " As Time Goes By " by Herman Hupfeld wasn't an appropriate addition to the movie and he wanted to replace it with a song. Finally, the theme of the music contains some Irish folk song influences which serves to better characterize the Irish historical setting and influence of the film. ; he would, however, continue to work for Selznick. 2 :32 In 1937, Steiner was hired by Frank Capra to conduct Dimitri Tiomkin 's score for Lost Horizon (1937) as a safeguard in case Steiner needed to rewrite the score by an inexperienced Tiomkin. Besides his Oscar-winning scores, some of Steiner's popular works include. Steiner was criticized for this technique as the awareness of the film music can ruin the narrative illusion of the film. Then I time it: not by stop watch, however, as many.