History Creator / JohnFord

10th Dec '15 4:35:56 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/DonovansReef'' (1963)
31st Oct '15 6:22:24 PM AllenbysEyes
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* CreatorBreakdown: Two examples from the '50s: ** ''Film/MisterRoberts'': he fell out with Creator/HenryFonda early in production, culminating in Ford punching Fonda in the face. Then he took to drinking, had emergency gallbladder surgery in the midst of filming and was ultimately forced off the project. ** While filming ''Film/TheHorseSoldiers'', stuntman Fred Kennedy died while performing a horse fall. Ford was devastated by Kennedy's death that he all but refused to film the scripted finale, leading to the movie's rushed conclusion.
15th Oct '15 7:50:12 PM AllenbysEyes
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* ShoutOutToShakespeare: Surprisingly common in Ford's work, notably the drunken actor reciting ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' in ''Film/MyDarlingClementine'' and Peabody declaiming the [[Theatre/HenryV St. Crispin's Day speech]] in ''Film/TheManWhoShotLibertyValance''.
27th Sep '15 12:17:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheWestern: What Ford is best known for. His classics - ''Film/TheIronHorse'', ''Film/{{Stagecoach}}'', ''Film/SheWoreAYellowRibbon'', ''FortApache'', ''Rio Grande'', even ''Film/TheSearchers'' - was the TropeCodifier for the "Classic Western", defining Creator/JohnWayne's screen persona. They also featured UnbuiltTrope that would later typify the revisionist westerns, with even ''Film/{{Stagecoach}}'' subverting the black-and-white morality of many Westerns and ''FortApache'', ''Film/TheManWhoShotLibertyValance'', and ''Film/TheSearchers'' already blurring the BlackAndWhiteMorality to [[GreyAndGrayMorality grey]] areas.
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* TheWestern: What Ford is best known for. His classics - ''Film/TheIronHorse'', ''Film/{{Stagecoach}}'', ''Film/SheWoreAYellowRibbon'', ''FortApache'', ''Film/FortApache'', ''Rio Grande'', even ''Film/TheSearchers'' - was the TropeCodifier for the "Classic Western", defining Creator/JohnWayne's screen persona. They also featured UnbuiltTrope that would later typify the revisionist westerns, with even ''Film/{{Stagecoach}}'' subverting the black-and-white morality of many Westerns and ''FortApache'', ''Film/FortApache'', ''Film/TheManWhoShotLibertyValance'', and ''Film/TheSearchers'' already blurring the BlackAndWhiteMorality to [[GreyAndGrayMorality grey]] areas.
20th Sep '15 3:07:26 PM Mdumas43073
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John Ford is an American director whose lengthy career was one of the most honored in Hollywood history. Four Oscars for Best Director, which is still the record. Filmed some of the most iconic [[TheWestern Wild West]] and [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII war movies]] of the age.
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John Ford '''John Ford''' is an American director whose lengthy career was one of the most honored in Hollywood history. Four Oscars for Best Director, which is still the record. Filmed some of the most iconic [[TheWestern Wild West]] and [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII war movies]] of the age.

* ''{{Film/Stagecoach}}'' (1939)
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* ''{{Film/Stagecoach}}'' ''The Hurricane'' (1937) * ''Film/{{Stagecoach}}'' (1939)
16th Jul '15 8:47:26 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/WeeWillieWinkie'' (1937)
14th May '15 8:27:08 AM CyrilPMG
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* ''Two Rode Together'' (1961)
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* ''Two Rode Together'' ''Film/TwoRodeTogether'' (1961)

** Ford also strongly disliked ''Two Rode Together'' (1961), a [[MoneyDearBoy paycheck film]] he called "the worst piece of crap I've made in 20 years" (presumably referring either to ''Plough'' or ''Tobacco Road''). That film has a more positive, though still mixed critical reputation.
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** Ford also strongly disliked ''Two Rode Together'' ''Film/TwoRodeTogether'' (1961), a [[MoneyDearBoy paycheck film]] he called "the worst piece of crap I've made in 20 years" (presumably referring either to ''Plough'' or ''Tobacco Road''). That film has a more positive, though still mixed critical reputation.
26th Apr '15 11:25:18 PM JulianLapostat
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade [=/=] HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Ford's movies were based on historical research and information so there's a lot of fluctuation and ebb and flow, but there are also aversions:
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade [=/=] HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Ford's movies were based on existing historical research and information so there's a lot of fluctuation and ebb and flow, but there are also aversions:
26th Apr '15 11:24:37 PM JulianLapostat
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade [=/=] HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Ford's movies were based on historical research and information so there's a lot of fluctuation and ebb and flow, but there are also aversions: ** Wyatt Earp in ''Film/MyDarlingClementine'' is portrayed as a noble lawman bringing civilization to the West, which a casual reading of an Earp biography would consider generous. What's not well known is that years later, in ''Cheyenne Autumn'', Ford cast Creator/JamesStewart as Earp in a cameo and portrayed him far more accurately as a corrupt sleazebag AntiHero. ** Samuel Mudd in ''The Prisoner of Shark Island'' is portrayed as wrongfully accused and innocent of involvement in the conspiracy to kill Lincoln. Later biographers have found convincing evidence that Mudd was in fact a collaborator of Booth and Co, and not entirely spotless as the film paints him to be. ** Ford's films also deconstruct the process of heroic myths. In ''Fort Apache'', Owen Thursday (a transparent Custer {{Expy}}[[note]]Years before anti-Custer historiography became all the rage[[/note]]) is shown as a mean martinet and JerkAss who gets his soldiers killed but [[spoiler:in the end he's remembered as a hero similar to how Custer was remembered as a hero for decades]]. ''The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance'' likewise shows what this process means in a very ironic, misremembered quote: --> ''"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."''
9th Mar '15 5:39:57 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{Arrowsmith}}'' (1931)
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* ''Film/{{Arrowsmith}}'' ''Literature/{{Arrowsmith}}'' (1931)
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