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A Uniquely American EpicIntimacy and Action, Tenderness and Violence in Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch$
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Michael Bliss

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178141

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178141.001.0001

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“La Golondrina”

“La Golondrina”

The Secret Text of The Wild Bunch

(p.47) “La Golondrina”
A Uniquely American Epic

Jerry Holt

University Press of Kentucky

Jerry Holt’s essay focuses on the function of music in The Wild Bunch, with particular attention to how the film’s Spanish corridos, chief among them “La Golondrina,” subtly underscore the dramatic action and add a new dimension to the film’s combination of romanticism, violence, and drama.

Keywords:   “La Golondrina”, film music, corridos, Jerry Fielding

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