Episode 4 – Max Steiner’s ‘Treasure of the Sierra Madre’

In this week’s Episode, Justin talks about an intriguing study of character and its relationship to music in one of director John Huston’s most iconic films – The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), with music composed by Max Steiner. Both Huston and Steiner were masters at capturing the important moments and thoughts that defined each character on-screen, and Justin breaks down how exactly this unfolds and is presented musically. As always, in the film clip mentioned above, we have carefully edited out the SFX to focus on the score, interweaving sound effects where appropriate.