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By Peter Bogdanovich

This e-book offers an intimate and affectionate view of 1 of Hollywood's so much well-liked administrators. The fifty-year occupation of John Ford (1895-1973) integrated six Academy Awards, 4 big apple movie Critics' Awards, and a few of our such a lot memorable movies, between them The Informer (1934), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), The Quiet Man (1952), The lengthy grey Line (1955), and The Wings of Eagles (1957). furthermore, the identify John Ford used to be virtually synonymous with the nice Westerns that got here out of Hollywood for plenty of years-- Stagecoach (1939), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), Rio Grande (1950), The Searchers (1956), and The guy Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), for instance. After his loss of life a ecu newspaper mourned ford as "the writer of the Western," even though a lot of his best motion pictures have been a long way faraway from that genre.

Combining interviews with John Ford along with his personal reflections, director Peter Bogdanovich captures either the artist and the fellow in a hugely readable, compact e-book that might please movie fanatics and Ford admirers alike. Over 100 stills are integrated, alongside wit hthe so much accomplished filmography but compiled for John Ford. 

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