How the West Was Sung: Music in the Westerns of John Ford PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Kathryn Kalinak

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

University of California Press
Publication date: August 2007
ISBN: 9780520941076
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James Stewart once said, "For John Ford, there was no need for dialogue. The music said it all." This lively, accessible study is the first comprehensive analysis of Ford's use of music in his iconic westerns. Encompassing a variety of critical approaches and incorporating original archival research, Kathryn Kalinak explores the director's oft-noted predilection for American folk song, hymnody, and period music. What she finds is that Ford used music as more than a stylistic gesture. In fascinating discussions of Ford's westerns--from silent-era features such as Straight Shooting and The Iron Horse to classics of the sound era such as My Darling Clementine and The Searchers --Kalinak describes how the director exploited music, and especially song, in defining the geographical and ideological space of the American West.
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