skip to content
Searching for John Ford : a life Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Searching for John Ford : a life

Author: Joseph McBride
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Searching for John Ford surpasses all previous biographies of the filmmaker. Encompassing and illuminating Ford's complexities and contradictions, Joseph McBride comes as close as anyone ever will to solving what Andrew Sarris called the "John Ford movie mystery." McBride traces the whole trajectory of Ford's life, from his beginnings as "Bull" Feeney, the nearsighted, football-playing son of Irish immigrants in  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: John Ford; John Ford; John Ford; John Ford, Regisseur.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph McBride
ISBN: 0312242328 9780312242329
OCLC Number: 41565128
Description: 838 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: My Search for John Ford --
"'Tisn't the castle that makes the king" --
A faraway fella --
"A dollar for a bloody nose" --
"A job of work" --
Directed by John Ford --
"Without a harbor, man is lost" --
Sean and Kate --
"No place for an Auteur" --
Natani Nez --
"Yes--this really happened" --
"I am a director of Westerns" --
"Go searchin' way out there" --
"There's no future in America."
Responsibility: Joseph McBride.
More information:

Abstract:

"Searching for John Ford surpasses all previous biographies of the filmmaker. Encompassing and illuminating Ford's complexities and contradictions, Joseph McBride comes as close as anyone ever will to solving what Andrew Sarris called the "John Ford movie mystery." McBride traces the whole trajectory of Ford's life, from his beginnings as "Bull" Feeney, the nearsighted, football-playing son of Irish immigrants in Portland, Maine, through to his establishment as America's most formidable and protean filmmaker."--Jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41565128> # Searching for John Ford : a life
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "41565128" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/17854769#Topic/filmkunst> ; # Filmkunst
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/B/e21/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/100954749> ; # Regisseur. John Ford
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/791.430233092/e21/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/17854769#Topic/motion_picture_producers_and_directors_united_states> ; # Motion picture producers and directors--United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/17854769#Topic/producteurs_et_realisateurs_de_cinema_etats_unis> ; # Producteurs et réalisateurs de cinéma--États-Unis
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1027225> ; # Motion picture producers and directors
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2001" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/64023234> ; # Joseph McBride
    schema:datePublished "2001" ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/17854769> ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Searching for John Ford : a life"@en ;
    schema:productID "41565128" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/41565128#PublicationEvent/new_york_st_martin_s_press_2001> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/17854769#Agent/st_martin_s_press> ; # St. Martin's Press
    schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/41565128#Review/-62846605> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780312242329> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/41565128> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/17854769#Agent/st_martin_s_press> # St. Martin's Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "St. Martin's Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/17854769#Topic/motion_picture_producers_and_directors_united_states> # Motion picture producers and directors--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    rdfs:seeAlso <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008107730> ;
    schema:name "Motion picture producers and directors--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/17854769#Topic/producteurs_et_realisateurs_de_cinema_etats_unis> # Producteurs et réalisateurs de cinéma--États-Unis
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Producteurs et réalisateurs de cinéma--États-Unis"@fr ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1027225> # Motion picture producers and directors
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Motion picture producers and directors"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/100954749> # Regisseur. John Ford
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1894" ;
    schema:deathDate "1973" ;
    schema:familyName "Ford" ;
    schema:givenName "John" ;
    schema:name "Regisseur. John Ford" ;
    schema:name "John Ford" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/64023234> # Joseph McBride
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1947" ;
    schema:familyName "McBride" ;
    schema:givenName "Joseph" ;
    schema:name "Joseph McBride" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780312242329>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0312242328" ;
    schema:isbn "9780312242329" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/41565128#Review/-62846605>
    a schema:Review ;
    schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41565128> ; # Searching for John Ford : a life
    schema:reviewBody ""Searching for John Ford surpasses all previous biographies of the filmmaker. Encompassing and illuminating Ford's complexities and contradictions, Joseph McBride comes as close as anyone ever will to solving what Andrew Sarris called the "John Ford movie mystery." McBride traces the whole trajectory of Ford's life, from his beginnings as "Bull" Feeney, the nearsighted, football-playing son of Irish immigrants in Portland, Maine, through to his establishment as America's most formidable and protean filmmaker."--Jacket." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.