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Sunday, August 7 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 3: George Cukor - John Ford

Spiritual possession, screwball comedy, German kinks, and the quintessential American Western genre are among the disparate characters we shine a light on today as PopMatters counts down the 100 Essential Film Directors. Today we look at George Cukor through John Ford. Who falls in the middle might surprise you...


Columns

Wednesday, October 6 2010

'The Grapes of Wrath': The Specter of Tom Joad Emerges From America's Dark Past, Once Again

With the current economic climate -- increasing rates of foreclosure, evictions, unemployment, poverty and misery -- this classic story dangerously impinges upon the present to reveal the specter of Tom Joad emerging from the darkness, once again.


Reviews

Monday, May 17 2010

John Ford's 'Stagecoach' Made the Then-Unknown John Wayne Into an Overnight Star

When Orson Welles was asked what directors had most influenced on him, he replied that he had studied the old masters, “John Ford, John Ford, and John Ford,” and confessed to having watched Stagecoach over 40 times immediately prior to making Citizen Kane.


Blogs

Friday, June 14 2013

'The Rising of the Moon' (1957)

And the wearing of the green.


Thursday, September 8 2011

100 Essential Directors - John Ford

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.


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