Journal of Film Music, Vol 2, No 2-4 (2009)

The Great Crossing: Nostalgia and Manifest Destiny in Aaron Copland’s The Red Pony

Beth E. Levy
Issued Date: 15 Mar 2010


This essay explores how music underscores the twinning of nostalgia and the West at key moments, helping to refine the film’s characterization of family relationships and to deepen its message about manifest destiny

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DOI: 10.1558/jfm.v2i2-4.201


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