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How the West was sung : music in the Westerns of John Ford

Author: Kathryn Marie Kalinak
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a comprehensive analysis of Ford's use of music in his iconic westerns. Covering a variety of critical approaches and incorporating original archival research, this book explores the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Ford; Ford; John Ford; John Ford, Regisseur.
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Marie Kalinak
ISBN: 9780520252332 0520252330 9780520252349 0520252349
OCLC Number: 76064688
Description: x, 256 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
How the West was sung : music in the life and films of John Ford --
Hearing the music in John Ford's silents : The iron horse and 3 bad men --
"Based on American folk songs" : scoring the West in Stagecoach --
Two Fordian film scores : My darling Clementine and The man who shot Liberty Valance --
"Western as hell": 3 godfathers and Wagon master --
"The girl I left behind me" : men, women, and Ireland in the cavalry trilogy --
"What makes a man to wander" : The searchers --
In the shadow of The searchers : Two rode together and Sergeant Rutledge --
Cheyenne autumn : a conclusion.
Responsibility: Kathryn Kalinak.
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"Kalinak artfully weaves the history and pedigree of nearly every tune [in] Ford's Westerns ... with their social and cultural meanings."--Notes "Thoroughly researched and well-written... Read more...

 
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