Kathryn Kalinak

Kathryn Kalinak appears in the following:

Sounds of the Western

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Carter Burwell’s music for the Coen Brothers’ film True Grit turns its back on the legacy of film composer Ennio Morricone, whose scores for Sergio Leone’s “spaghetti Westerns” set the tone for genre's post-60s films. We’ll talk with Burwell about True Grit’s unlikely inspiration. And we’ll get a look at how the film fits into the canon of Westerns with Kathryn Kalinak, author of the book How the West Was Sung.

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Robin Hood in Music

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

With his new cinematic update of the Robin Hood legend, director Ridley Scott has some big shoes to fill.

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Predicting the Oscars: Scores and Songs

Friday, March 05, 2010

At this Sunday's Academy Awards, the nominees for Best Original Score run the gamut: from the quirky and offbeat score for “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” to an elaborate electronic and orchestral mosaic for “Avatar” to the haunting, atmospheric textures in “The Hurt Locker.” Joining us to walk us through the five ...

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Western Soundtracks: Back in the Saddle

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Just as Hollywood's latest crop of Westerns take a revisionist view of frontier life, their musical scores sound incredibly different from those of the classics of the 50s and 60s. Today, we look at the changing sound of the Western with Jon Burlingame, a film music historian who teaches at ...

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