John Ford (On Directors)

John Ford On Directors John Ford is a monumental figure in Hollywood and world cinema Throughout his long and varied career spanning the silent and sound era he produced nearly films of which Iron Horse Stagecoa

  • Title: John Ford (On Directors)
  • Author: Brian Spittles
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • John Ford is a monumental figure in Hollywood and world cinema Throughout his long and varied career spanning the silent and sound era, he produced nearly 150 films of which Iron Horse 1924 , Stagecoach 1939 , The Grapes of Wrath 1940 , How Green Was My Valley 1941 , The Searchers 1956 and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962 are classics of cinema Ford was alsoJohn Ford is a monumental figure in Hollywood and world cinema Throughout his long and varied career spanning the silent and sound era, he produced nearly 150 films of which Iron Horse 1924 , Stagecoach 1939 , The Grapes of Wrath 1940 , How Green Was My Valley 1941 , The Searchers 1956 and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962 are classics of cinema Ford was also an influential figure in developing, and extending Hollywood s traditions Stylistically Ford was instrumental in developing new camera techniques, atmospheric lighting and diverse narrative devices Thematically, long before it became conventional wisdom, Ford was exploring issues that concern us today, such as gender, race, the treatment of ethnic minorities and social outcasts, the nature of history and the relationship of myth and reality For all these reasons, John Ford the man and his films reward thought and study, both for the general reader and the academic student Ford s pictures express the world in which they were made, and have contributed to making what Hollywood is today This book illustrates the excitement, importance, influence, creativity, deviousness and complexity of the man and his films.

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