Searching for John Ford

Searching for John Ford

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John Ford's classic films--such as Stagecoach, The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, The Quiet Man, and The Searchers--have earned him worldwide admiration as America's foremost filmmaker, a director whose rich visual imagination conjures up indelible, deeply moving images of our collective past. Joseph McBride's Searching for John Ford, described as definitive by both the New York Times and the Irish Times, surpasses all other biographies of the filmmaker in its depth, originality, and insight. Encompassing and illuminating Ford's myriad complexities and contradictions, McBride traces the trajectory of Ford's life from his beginnings as qBullq Feeney, the nearsighted, football-playing son of Irish immigrants in Portland, Maine, to his recognition, after a long, controversial, and much-honored career, as America's national mythmaker. Blending lively and penetrating analyses of Ford's films with an impeccably documented narrative of the historical and psychological contexts in which those films were created, McBride has at long last given John Ford the biography his stature demands.Ford usually kept the Araner moored at the harbor in San Pedro, where it was cared for by its master, George Goldrainer, ... Goldrainer, in the shipa#39;s log, such as these for New Yeara#39;s Eve 1934: 1:18 P.M. Went ashorea€”got the owner, Fonda , anbsp;...

Title:Searching for John Ford
Author:Joseph McBride
Publisher:Univ. Press of Mississippi - 2011-02-11


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