John Ford in Focus: Essays on the Filmmaker's Life and Work

John Ford in Focus: Essays on the Filmmaker's Life and Work

by Kevin L. Stoehr
     
 

Best known for his enduring westerns (Stagecoach, The Searchers) and classic films (The Grapes of Wrath, The Quiet Man) American film director John Ford received an unprecedented four Academy Awards for Best Director over his lifetime. This collection of essays offers a comprehensive examination of Ford's life and career, revealing the frequent intersections

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Best known for his enduring westerns (Stagecoach, The Searchers) and classic films (The Grapes of Wrath, The Quiet Man) American film director John Ford received an unprecedented four Academy Awards for Best Director over his lifetime. This collection of essays offers a comprehensive examination of Ford's life and career, revealing the frequent intersections between Ford's personal life and artistic vision. Part one provides an overview of Ford's importance in the early development of cinema. Part two focuses on selected aspects of Ford's personal life, specifically his genealogy, Irish heritage, and roots in the coastal community of Portland, Maine. Part three situates Ford's films within a broader cultural and intellectual context, exploring theories that explain why Ford's movies have sparked such interest, debate, and enjoyment among Hollywood film critics and the general cinema community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786432158
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
12/06/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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