Becoming John Ford

Overview

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Nick Redman details director John Ford's remarkable stint at Twentieth Century Fox in an intimately detailed documentary that pays special attention to the relationship between the famed Grapes of Wrath director and studio head Darryl F. Zanuck. A master of the silent film who would go on to become a true legend of American cinema, Ford was just twenty-six years old when he took the helm for Just Pals (1920). Later, when Fox merged with 20th Century in 1935, Ford went to work ...
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Overview

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Nick Redman details director John Ford's remarkable stint at Twentieth Century Fox in an intimately detailed documentary that pays special attention to the relationship between the famed Grapes of Wrath director and studio head Darryl F. Zanuck. A master of the silent film who would go on to become a true legend of American cinema, Ford was just twenty-six years old when he took the helm for Just Pals (1920). Later, when Fox merged with 20th Century in 1935, Ford went to work with the notoriously strong-willed Zanuck. If there was any filmmaker who could give Zanuck a run for his money it was Ford, and it wasn't long before the director made history by earning back-to-back Oscars. Additional input from Ford biographer Joseph McBride, film historian Rudy Behlmer, and screen legend Peter Fonda (whose father Henry had a long-running professional relationship with the filmmaker) ensure that this is one of the most painstakingly assembled profiles of Ford ever committed to film.
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Special Features

WWII documentary short subjects directed by John Ford; Interactive pressbook galleries; Vintage program galleries; The Ford as Fox archives featuring over 50 advertising and still galleries
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/4/2007
  • UPC: 024543496687
  • Original Release: 2008
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  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 58,225

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rudy Behlmer Participant
Janet Bergstrom Participant
James D'Arc Participant
Lem Dobbs Participant
Peter Fonda Participant
Walter Hill Participant
Jean-Christophe Jeauffre Participant
Tom Mankiewicz Participant
Joseph McBride Participant
Ron Shelton Participant
Technical Credits
Nick Redman Director, Producer
Christopher Caliendo Score Composer
Devin Golub Sound/Sound Designer
Bengt Jonsson Cinematographer
Julie Kirgo Screenwriter
Vincent Stancarone Editor
Jamie Willett Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Becoming John Ford
1. Main Titles [2:12]
2. A Picture Man [3:23]
3. The Early Years [3:37]
4. The Iron Horse [2:53]
5. Murnau's Influence [2:46]
6. Pilgrimage [:10]
7. Twentieth Century-Fox [3:04]
8. The Prisoner of Shark Island [2:27]
9. Wee Willie Winkie [2:59]
10. Young Mr. Lincoln [3:32]
11. Drums Along the Mohawk [2:57]
12. The Ford Mystery [1:30]
13. The Grapes of Wrath [3:24]
14. Ford and Women [6:07]
15. How Green Was My Valley [4:01]
16. A Love of America [3:19]
17. A Good Team [2:35]
18. Ford's West [3:53]
19. My Darling Clementine [3:07]
20. Ford and Fonda [3:41]
21. Zanuck's Version [3:44]
22. "I'm Not a Poet" [4:19]
23. The Artist's Kid [2:53]
24. End Titles [3:39]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Becoming John Ford
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   Language Selection
      Language and Audio: English Stereo
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: French
      Subtitles: None
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   Special Features
      WWII Documentary Short Subjects Directed by John Ford
         The Battle of Midway
         The Battle of Midway - Additional Footage
         December 7th
         Torpedo Squadron
      Interactive Pressbooks
         Four Men and a Prayer
         The Prisoner of Shark Island
         The Grapes of Wrath/Tobacco Road
         My Darling Clementine
         When Willie Come Marching Home
      Vinatage Programs
         The Iron Horse
         Four Sons
      Ford at Fox Archives
         Advertisting Galleries
         Still Galleries
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