History Creator / JohnFord

24th Apr '16 5:10:01 AM Mdumas43073
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-->-- '''Creator/OrsonWelles''' when asked who the three greatest American directors of all time were.

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-->-- '''Creator/OrsonWelles''' '''Creator/OrsonWelles''', when asked who the three greatest American directors of all time were.
24th Apr '16 5:09:46 AM 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.
21st Apr '16 11:45:38 AM JulianLapostat
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** His final western, ''Cheyenne Autumn'' doesn't really have main central characters. Most of the actions concerns a group of Cheyennes forced off their reservation and most of the action follows their exodus across harsh terrain. Parallel plots concern a Quaker woman who helps them, and a US Cavalry led by Richard Widmark who tracks them, other sections concern real life senator Carl Schurz (played by Edward G. Robinson). The most famous part of the film is an interlude featuring Creator/JimmyStewart as a totally amoral Wyatt Earp that is absolutely unconnected to the main plot.

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** His final western, ''Cheyenne Autumn'' doesn't really have main central characters. Most of the actions concerns a group of Cheyennes forced off their reservation and most of the action follows their exodus across harsh terrain. Parallel plots concern a Quaker woman (Carroll Baker) who helps them, and a US Cavalry led by Richard Widmark who tracks them, other sections concern real life senator Carl Schurz (played by Edward G. Robinson). The most famous part of the film is an interlude featuring Creator/JimmyStewart as a totally amoral an anti-heroic Wyatt Earp that is absolutely unconnected to the main plot.
21st Apr '16 11:43:39 AM JulianLapostat
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** His final western, ''Cheyenne Autumn'' doesn't really have main central characters. Most of the actions concerns a group of Cheyennes forced off their reservation and most of the action follows their exodus across harsh terrain. Parallel plots concern a Quaker woman who helps them, and a US Cavalry led by Richard Widmark who tracks them, other sections concern real life senator Carl Schurz (played by Edward G. Robinson). The most famous part of the film is an interlude featuring Creator/JimmyStewart as a totally amoral Wyatt Earp that is absolutely unconnected to the main plot.
** Stagecoach is another example. The Ringo Kid (John Wayne) doesn't show up for the film's early section, the various subplots concerning the other travellers are given attention while Thomas Mitchell's literary-minded and alcoholic doctor gets most of the lines. ''Fort Apache'' likewise is more about the customs and lives of the titular military fort, with the film's hero-villain Owen Thursday being mostly a FlatCharacter.
** Of course as a result of what Tag Gallagher calls Ford's "vignette style" many of his films feature this, even the ones which are character studies, thanks to Ford's stock company of supporting players and his skill in making even the most throwaway walk-on roles memorable.
12th Mar '16 3:48:38 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* ''Film/TheRisingOfTheMoon'' (1957)
9th Mar '16 12:14:38 AM gallium
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* ''The Informer'' (1935) - Won him a Best Director Oscar

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* ''The Informer'' ''Film/TheInformer'' (1935) - Won him a Best Director Oscar
8th Mar '16 8:01:20 PM JulianLapostat
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-> ''"We used to call him the meanest S.O.B. that ever was. But he was our S.O.B. We adored him. A difficult old devil, but the greatest director that the picture business has ever known."''
-->-- '''Creator/MaureenOHara'''


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--> ''"We used to call him the meanest S.O.B. that ever was. But he was our S.O.B. We adored him. A difficult old devil, but the greatest director that the picture business has ever known."''
-->-- '''Creator/MaureenOHara'''
8th Mar '16 6:55:31 PM ProfessorGrimm
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-> ''John Ford, John Ford and John Ford.''

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-> ''John ''"I prefer the old masters, by which I mean: John Ford, John Ford and John Ford.''"''
8th Mar '16 6:53:55 PM ProfessorGrimm
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-> ''"People are incorrect to compare a director to an author. If he's a creator, he's more like an architect. And an architect conceives his plans according to precise circumstances.''

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-> ''"People are incorrect to compare a director to an author. If he's a creator, he's more like an architect. And an architect conceives his plans according to precise circumstances.''"''
8th Mar '16 6:42:01 PM ProfessorGrimm
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-> ""We used to call him the meanest S.O.B. that ever was. But he was our S.O.B. We adored him. A difficult old devil, but the greatest director that the picture business has ever known."

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-> ""We ''"We used to call him the meanest S.O.B. that ever was. But he was our S.O.B. We adored him. A difficult old devil, but the greatest director that the picture business has ever known.""''
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