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Watch: 1-Hour Interview 'My Name is John Ford: I Make Movies'

  • By Joshua Encinias
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  • April 15, 2014 11:42 AM
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John Ford
The Guardian said in February that Wes Anderson, 45, is probably at the halfway point of his career, with 8 films under his belt. But stacked up against director John Ford’s 140 films (made between 1917 and 1966), Anderson is anything but prolific. But don’t take that as a slight against Anderson—because you know we love him—instead see it as a great reason to study Ford’s oeuvre.
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Watch: 50-Minute 1971 Doc 'The American West Of John Ford' Tracks The Career Of The Legendary Director

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2014 12:08 PM
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John Ford
There are few filmmakers who have done as much to define the cinematic western as John Ford. The director's collaborations with John Wayne in the genre speak for themselves—"The Searchers," "Stagecoach," "Fort Apache," etc.—and his influence as a filmmaker, storyteller and American cinema in general is huge. So how to do you sum up his career in 50 minutes?
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Quentin Tarantino Planning 'Inglourious Basterds' Spin-Off 'Killer Crow,' Says He "Hates" John Ford

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 27, 2012 11:37 AM
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Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" is now in theaters (and doing pretty damn well for an R-rated Western), but the outspoken director is still on the publicity circuit, and as ever, he's causing a stir wherever he goes. The film is causing furious debate thanks to its subject matter (Tarantino's old adversary Spike Lee weighing in most recently), and now the director has laid into one of cinephiles' most sacred cows, in the form of legendary Western director John Ford.

Take A Look At USPS Stamps For Frank Capra, Billy Wilder, John Ford & John Huston

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 25, 2012 3:35 PM
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Considering the art of letter-writing and the ritual of walking to the mailbox are becoming lost to the digital age (single tear), it's kinda cute that the United States Postal Service keeps making special new stamps, but honestly, we'd buy these and frame 'em.

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