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The Resource John Ford, Brian Spittles

John Ford, Brian Spittles

Label
John Ford
Title
John Ford
Statement of responsibility
Brian Spittles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"John Ford was a legend in his own time, a monumental figure not only in Hollywood but throughout world cinema. Even the larger-than-life Orson Welles admitted to learning from Ford, the director he referred to in artistic terms as the 'Old Master'." "Ford was one of a select number of film directors who was a master of both silent and sound movies. He was extraordinarily prolific, directing around 150 films spanning almost fifty years of film-making in which The Iron Horse (1924), Stagecoach (1939), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), The Searchers (1956) and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) are classics of cinema. Ford was also a great technical virtuoso and innovator. Stylistically he was instrumental in developing new camera techniques, atmospheric lighting and diverse narrative devices." "This book explores the major movies through discussion of their themes and techniques and reveals how much Ford was concerned with the very issues that are central to us today: gender, race, the treatment of ethnic minorities and social outcasts, the nature of history and the relationship between myth and reality. Unlike most books on Ford, which approach the man and his work chronologically, this one is designed around a collection of ideas which provide a better sense of the coherence of the great director's thinking and creative output, highlighting his enormous contribution to the development of film-making through the exploration of specific films."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spittles, Brian
Dewey number
791.43/0233/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.F65
LC item number
S68 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
On directors series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Ford, John
Label
John Ford, Brian Spittles
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-124) and index
  • Filmography: pages x
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ford's film family
  • Ford as auteur
  • Generically challenged
  • The greatest storyteller
  • Conservative or subversive
  • Entertainer or ideologue
  • Unconscious racist
  • Patriarchy or matriarchy
Control code
47023681
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 129 pages
Isbn
9780582424043
Isbn Type
(ppr)
Lccn
2001038007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
John Ford, Brian Spittles
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-124) and index
  • Filmography: pages x
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ford's film family
  • Ford as auteur
  • Generically challenged
  • The greatest storyteller
  • Conservative or subversive
  • Entertainer or ideologue
  • Unconscious racist
  • Patriarchy or matriarchy
Control code
47023681
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 129 pages
Isbn
9780582424043
Isbn Type
(ppr)
Lccn
2001038007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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