How the West Was Sung: Music in the Westerns of John Ford / Edition 1

How the West Was Sung: Music in the Westerns of John Ford / Edition 1

by Kathryn Kalinak
     
 


"How the West Was Sung is beautifully written, judiciously argued, and thoroughly researched. Even if you have a tin ear, Kathryn Kalinak will have you hearing Ford's Westerns in an entirely new way. This brilliant book represents a complete rethinking of films we thought we already knew."—Krin Gabbard, author of Black Magic: White Hollywood andSee more details below

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"How the West Was Sung is beautifully written, judiciously argued, and thoroughly researched. Even if you have a tin ear, Kathryn Kalinak will have you hearing Ford's Westerns in an entirely new way. This brilliant book represents a complete rethinking of films we thought we already knew."—Krin Gabbard, author of Black Magic: White Hollywood and African American Culture

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520252349
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/17/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
271
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
How the West Was Sung: Music in the Life and Films of John Ford     9
Hearing the Music in John Ford's Silents: The Iron Horse and 3 Bad Men     23
"Based on American Folk Songs": Scoring the West in Stagecoach     49
Two Fordian Film Scores: My Darling Clementine and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance     76
"Western as Hell": 3 Godfathers and Wagon Master     100
"The Girl I Left Behind Me": Men, Women, and Ireland in the Cavalry Trilogy     122
"What Makes a Man to Wander": The Searchers     158
In the Shadow of The Searchers: Two Rode Together and Sergeant Rutledge     181
Cheyenne Autumn: A Conclusion     194
Notes     203
Select Bibliography     235
Index     241

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