How the West Was Sung: Music in the Westerns of John Ford
Briley, Ron, Journal of American Culture (Malden, MA)
How the West Was Sung: Music in the Westerns of John Ford Kathryn Kalinak. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.
Acknowledging reservations regarding auteurism in film criticism, Kathryn Kalinak, professor of English and film studies at Rhode Island College, nevertheless, concludes that legendary film director John Ford was "notorious for collaborating on all aspects of a film's production, including the musical score" (12). Accordingly, Kalinak focuses upon the use of music in the Western films of Ford; an area often neglected in the volumes of Ford scholarship. Eschewing theory, Kalinak relies upon primary research in studio archives and interviews with surviving …
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Publication information: Article title: How the West Was Sung: Music in the Westerns of John Ford. Contributors: Briley, Ron - Author. Journal title: Journal of American Culture (Malden, MA). Volume: 31. Issue: 2 Publication date: June 2008. Page number: 228+. © 2004 Blackwell Publishers Ltd. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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