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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:   eBook : Document : 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: Llibres electrònics
Named Person: John Ford
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Marie Kalinak
OCLC Number: 804905060
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurs electrònic (x, 256 p.)) : il., music
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction 1. How the West Was Sung: Music in the Life and Films of John Ford 2. Hearing the Music in John Ford's Silents: The Iron Horse and 3 Bad Men 3. "Based on American Folk Songs": Scoring the West in Stagecoach 4. Two Fordian Film Scores: My Darling Clementine and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 5. "Western as Hell": 3 Godfathers and Wagon Master 6. "The Girl I Left Behind Me": Men, Women, and Ireland in the Cavalry Trilogy 7. "What Makes a Man to Wander": The Searchers 8. In the Shadow of The Searchers: Two Rode Together and Sergeant Rutledge 9. Cheyenne Autumn: A Conclusion Notes Select Bibliography Index
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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