John Ford: The Man and His Films

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University of California Press, Apr 20, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 572 pages
This radical re-reading of Ford's work studies his films in the context of his complex character, demonstrating their immense intelligence and their profound critique of our culture.
 

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Ford directed his first film in 1917, his last in 1965. Although many of his best-known movies re-create the mythos of the Old West, he directed enduring classics in other genres. Gallagher believes ... Read full review

Contents

The Age of Introspection
46
Depression 1931 1935
72
The Age of Idealism
119
Prewar Prestige 19391941
143
The Age of Myth
244
How Does Ford Change? 300 Mogambo 302 The Long
338
The Age of Mortality
379
Conclusion
457
Notes
483
Crosses and Earnings
497
Selected Bibliography
547
Index
555
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Ted Gallagher's articles have appeared in Sight & Sound, Film Comment, Artforum, and many other publications.

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