The westerns and war films of John Ford

by Sue Matheson

Written in English
Published: Pages: 339 Downloads: 70
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Subjects:

  • Western films,
  • History and criticism,
  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • War films

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Responsible for some of the greatest films of the 20th century - The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, and The Quiet Man among others - John Ford was best known for motion pictures that defined the American West and the face of wartime military. A Hollywood celebrity, Ford lived his life against the background that Twentieth Century-Fox fashioned for him. As he did, the facts of his life merged with - and became inseparable from - his multifaceted legend, fostered by Hollywood"s studio culture and his own imagination. In The Westerns and War Films of John Ford Sue Matheson offers an engaging look at one of America"s greatest directors and the two genres of films that solidified his reputation. Drawing on previously unreleased material, this volume explores the man, the filmmaker, the veteran, and the legend - and the ways in which all of those roles shaped Ford"s view of America, national character, and his creative output. Among the films discussed here in depth are Ford"s early productions, such as The Iron Horse and Drums along the Mohawk, his military films, such as Submarine Patrol, The Battle of Midway, and They Were Expendable, and his Westerns, including Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Searchers, and Cheyenne Autumn. Ford imbued many of his creations with a point of view that represented his ideals, and the films discussed here illustrate their director"s distinct vision of American life on the frontier and in service of the country. That vision - Ford"s idealization of the American Character - would, in turn, shape the worldview of several generations. The Westerns and War Films of John Ford will appeal to critics and scholars, but also to any fan of this iconic filmmaker"s work.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementSue Matheson
SeriesFilm and history, Film and history (Lanham, Md.)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1998.3.F65 M35 2016
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 339 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Number of Pages339
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27219211M
ISBN 101442261056
ISBN 109781442261051
LC Control Number2015031674
OCLC/WorldCa918940776

In a recent column on the great cinematic year of , I mentioned the director John Ford among the others who made notable films that year. Ford directed three films released in Drums Along the Mohawk, Young Mr. Lincoln, and of those movies was a pure slice of Americana, a contribution to our country’s mythology—from the American Revolution, to the early life of its Huw Morgan in John Ford’s How Green Was My Valley () describes his Welsh village as ringing “with the sound of many voices, for singing is in my people as sight is in the eye.” Something very similar might be written about all the films of John Ford (–). Ford is unique among directors in the Hollywood studio system in his insistence on song, both vocal and instrumental 1. When André Bazin described John Ford’s Stagecoach () as “the ideal example of the maturity of a style brought to classic perfection,” he employed an apt metaphor, that of a “wheel so perfectly made that it retains its equilibrium on any axis in any position.” No image is more common in Ford’s westerns than that of a wagon wheel, lost or abandoned, set upright against the Since the s, 'The Searchers,' directed by John Ford, has become one of the most discussed films of s US cinema. A story of captivity and revenge set in post–Civil War Texas, 'The Searchers' is now regarded as one of the best films ever made, although it received mixed reviews upon its original ://

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