John Ford: A Life In Film

John Ford: A Life In Film

by Richard Schickel
     
 
Legendary film critic Richard Schickel first encountered director John Ford's work when he saw Drums Along the Mohawk in 1939. Ford went on to helm such classics as Stagecoach, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, How Green Was My Valley, and The Grapes of Wrath. Despite his reputation and clutch of Oscars (four for best director – a record), Shickel argues that

Overview

Legendary film critic Richard Schickel first encountered director John Ford's work when he saw Drums Along the Mohawk in 1939. Ford went on to helm such classics as Stagecoach, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, How Green Was My Valley, and The Grapes of Wrath. Despite his reputation and clutch of Oscars (four for best director – a record), Shickel argues that Ford was, in fact, the only world-class director whose work was readily accessible. It’s time to shine the spotlight on this cinematic master.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013470422
Publisher:
New Word City
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
905,253
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Schickel is a film historian, filmmaker, and film critic. He is the author of 37 books and the director-writer-producer of dozens of films and television documentaries, largely about film makers and movie history. Schickel began his career as a film critic at Life in 1965 and served in a similar capacity at Time until 2009. He has held a Guggenheim fellowship, was awarded an honorary degree from the American Film Institute and the British Film Institute Book Prize, as well as the William K. Everson Award from the National Board of Review and the Telluride Film Festival’s Silver Medal, both for his service to the film industry.

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