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By Peter Bogdanovich

This publication presents an intimate and affectionate view of 1 of Hollywood's such a lot widespread administrators. The fifty-year profession of John Ford (1895-1973) incorporated six Academy Awards, 4 ny movie Critics' Awards, and a few of our so much memorable motion pictures, between them The Informer (1934), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), The Quiet Man (1952), The lengthy grey Line (1955), and The Wings of Eagles (1957). moreover, the identify John Ford used to be virtually synonymous with the nice Westerns that got here out of Hollywood for lots of years-- Stagecoach (1939), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), Rio Grande (1950), The Searchers (1956), and The guy Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), for instance. After his loss of life a ecu newspaper mourned ford as "the author of the Western," even if a lot of his best movies have been some distance faraway from that genre.

Combining interviews with John Ford together with his personal reflections, director Peter Bogdanovich captures either the artist and the fellow in a hugely readable, compact ebook that would please movie enthusiasts and Ford admirers alike. Over 100 stills are integrated, alongside wit hthe such a lot accomplished filmography but compiled for John Ford. 

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