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The 100 Essential Directors Part 3: George Cukor - John Ford
7 Aug 2011 // 4:00 PM
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...
'The Grapes of Wrath': The Specter of Tom Joad Emerges From America's Dark Past, Once Again
6 Oct 2010 // 4:00 PM
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.
John Ford's 'Stagecoach' Made the Then-Unknown John Wayne Into an Overnight Star
17 May 2010 // 4:00 PM
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.
Double Take: The Searchers (1956)
30 Mar 2015 // 3:47 AM
Double Take heads out West and into the disfigured psyche of Ethan Edwards. Do we figure him out completely? That'll be the day. But we went out looking hard for him anyway.
'The Rising of the Moon' (1957)
14 Jun 2013 // 7:00 AM
And the wearing of the green.