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John Ford : the man and his films

Author: Tag Gallagher
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Named Person: John Ford; John Ford; John Ford; John (Regisseur) Ford
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tag Gallagher
ISBN: 0520050975 9780520050976 0520063341 9780520063341
OCLC Number: 10100654
Description: viii, 572 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: youth and apprenticeship. Beginnings ; Francis Ford ; Apprenticeship ; Harry Carey ; Straight shooting ; Building status ; Just pals, Cameo Kirby, The iron horse, 3 bad men, The shamrock handicap, Kentucky Pride ; Building a legend ; Dropping out --
First period (1927-1935): the age of introspection --
Evolution of form and theme (1927-1931). Fox ; Murnau ; Sound ; Evolution of expressionism and sound ; Four sons, Mother Machree, Hangman's house, Riley the cop ; Evolution of character and theme ; The black watch ; Salute, Men without women, Born reckless, The brat, Up the river, Seas beneath --
Depression (1931-1935). Arrowsmith ; Air mail ; Flesh ; Pilgrimage ; Doctor Bull ; The lost patrol ; The world moves on ; Judge Priest ; The whole town's talking ; The established rebel --
Second period (1935-1947): the age of idealism --
Exotica (1935-1938). The informer ; Steamboat round the bend ; The plough and the stars ; The prisoner of Shark Island ; Mary of Scotland ; The Hurricane ; Wee Willie Winkie ; Four men and a prayer ; Submarine patrol --
Prewar prestige (1939-1941). Stagecoach ; Young Mr. Lincoln ; Drums along the Mohawk ; The grapes of wrath ; The long voyage home ; Tobacco Road ; How green was my valley --
War (1941-1945). Sex hygiene ; The Battle of Midway ; December 7th --
Postwar (1945-1947). They were expendable ; My darling Clementine ; The fugitive ; Funerals --
Third period (1948-1961): the age of myth --
Brillance (1948-1956). Five westerns (Fort Apache, She wore a yellow ribbon, Rio Grande, 3 godfathers, Wagon master) ; Three war films (When Willie comes marching home, What price glory, This is Korea!) ; The quiet man ; The sun shines bright ; Judge Priest vs. The sun shines bright: how does Ford change? ; Mogambo ; The long gray line ; The searchers ; Ford and politics. Decomposition (1956-1961). The films (The wings of eagles, The rising of the moon, Gideon's day, The last hurrah, The horse soldiers, Sergeant Rutledge, Two rode together --
Final period (1962-1965): the age of mortality --
Transcendence. The man who shot Liberty Valance ; Donovan's Reef ; Cheyenne autumn ; "The Civil War" ; 7 Women --
Conclusion. Ford's working methods ; Actors ; Photography ; Scriptwrights ; Characterization ; Framing and cutting ; Sound and music ; Preliminaries and structures ; Contrast ; Form and theme ; Community and family ; The Fordian hero ; Individual consciousness --
Notes --
Appendix: grosses and earnings.
Responsibility: Tag Gallagher.
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