Women in the Films of John Ford

Women in the Films of John Ford

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While John Ford (1894-1973) remains one of the most influential and revered directors in film history, he is also one of the most frequently misunderstood. One widespread assumption is that he was almost exclusively a man's director, dismissive of, or at best not well attuned to, the stories, perspectives and concerns of women. This book forthrightly challenges such an assumption, giving readers a richer understanding of the director's view of the world and of the women as well as the men who inhabit it. Taking a fresh look at dozens of Ford films, both familiar favorites and under-appreciated gems, it focuses on the complex and diverse female characters in them as well as the actresses who so ably portrayed them.a€œA stunning comment, a€ was how Ford biographer Joseph McBride once put it. McBride was referring to a ... Never available in VHS format, it only became available on DVD as part of the 2007 Ford at Fox release. So, until 2007, there was veryanbsp;...

Title:Women in the Films of John Ford
Author:David Meuel
Publisher:McFarland - 2014-02-20


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