Essays Tagged: "John Ford"

An anylsis of Grapes of Wrath, The informer John Ford movies and Mr.Deed goes to Town, and Mr Smith goes to Washington by Frank Capra

man and a great American, Frank Capra is an inspiration to those who believe in the American dream' John Ford'The megaphone has been to John Ford what the chisel was to Michelangelo.....Ford Cannot be ... not be pinned down or analyzed. He is pure Ford--Which means pure great' Frank CapraFrank Capra and John Ford have directed many classic movies and it is unfair to only view two of their works and sum ...

(11 pages) 133 0 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Horse Soldiers with a brilliant star in John Wayne playing a Union Col.

John Ford's The Horse SoldiersJohn Ford's film the Horse Soldiers is a stimulating and changeless st ... diersJohn Ford's film the Horse Soldiers is a stimulating and changeless stunning success featuring John Wayne in one of his best acting performances. Wayne plays Colonel Marlowe a man that thinks tha ...

(2 pages) 47 1 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

To what extent do film genres change over time? Compare Two examples from different decades, of any media genre of your choice.

oped greatly to give the audience something new to get from it. The comparison will be made between John Fords "Stagecoach" which was made in 1939 and his later film "The Searchers" which was made in ... hese two films; this could be due to the different issues in society at the time each film was made.John Wayne stars in both films, in Stagecoach he is the clear hero which is what you would expect an ...

(4 pages) 111 0 3.4 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

Framing Techniques used in The Searchers

Screening Report on The SearchersJohn Ford did an excellent job at utilizing different framing techniques in his movie The Searchers. ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History

A brief movie review of Stage Coach -- an analysis of acting, screenplay, directing, acting, lighting, etc.

Stage Coach is a film from 1939, in the western genre. John Ford was the director, and I noticed in the beginning credits his name was in huge bold letters ... out on top, as he did. He then found the girl, and rode off together at the sheriff's will. John Ford's directing was excellent. He used mostly natural lighting, filming a large portion of the ...

(1 pages) 27 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"When People Believe the Legend, Print the Legend"

ies and through film, covered up many of the unpleasant truths. Directors of western films, such as John Ford, have taken a piece of the frontier, and glorified it with embellished facts for entertain ... torted the truths in Turner's essay, the story of "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance", by Dorothy M. Johnson, will also be discussed.The myth of the American West has been intertwined throughout the Un ...

(10 pages) 56 1 4.5 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

The American West / Uses movies High Noon, Stage Coach, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance to discuss the 'myth' of the American West and where the 'myth' comes from

The American West Picture it... John Wayne in a film of cowboys and Indians. Easy, right? Now picture a different scenario... John W ... way he can. The second scenario would be a bit of a stretch from the truth, especially considering John Wayne. But what is this truth that we are comparing John Wayne to? Is it real? And why are we s ... ped into the minds of all who have come after the beginnings of the frontier. People such as John Ford, along with other directors and/or writers, have taken the idea of the American West and t ...

(13 pages) 80 0 3.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

An Argument Against Auteur Theory.

a privileged group of filmmakers with an almost messiah-like legacy. Men such as Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford and Fritz Lange are believed to inhabit the ranks of the cinematic elite, and not surprisi ... w or medium budget Hollywood productions"3Considered one of the greatest of all American directors, John Ford would no doubt be regarded an auteur by those who choose to utilize the phrase. One can im ...

(11 pages) 101 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

The Classic Western Genre through the eyes of John Ford's "The Searchers".

In the film, The Searchers, director John Ford emphasizes setting as a major element of the western genre. Ford uses the beautiful and na ... them as important as characters in the film. In my lifetime, I have watched two movies directed by John Ford, and I have seen them both in the past 4 days, Stagecoach, and The Searchers. From what I ... th in the past 4 days, Stagecoach, and The Searchers. From what I have gathered from the two films, John Ford utilizes the landscape to help set the mood of the film, and help establish the characters ...

(2 pages) 32 0 4.8 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

A Criticism of 'The Searchers'.

"The Searchers" John Ford's acclaimed Western, was for me at least, not as good as advertised. Not to say the film w ... ill the movie had some very good aspects to it, mostly cinematography. Some of the characters were: John Wayne, Jeffery Hunter, Vera Miles, and Natale Woods. John Wayne, who played Ethan (a former sol ... Wayne, who played Ethan (a former solider in the confederate army) in the film, was no stranger to John Ford movies. In fact Wayne had received a big break from another Ford film years prior. This fi ...

(7 pages) 45 1 2.5 Nov/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

John Ford

February 1st, 1895, one of these people was introduced to the world. Born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine; John Ford was going to become one of the world's greatest movie legends. Ford's birth name wa ... greatest movie legends. Ford's birth name was actually Sean Aloysius O'Feeney. His parents, John and Barbara, were both Irish immigrants who came to the United States separately and met after ...

(18 pages) 25 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Western Film Genre

e staples are presented in Katherine Lawrie's essay "Cookie-Cutter or Connoisseur? Genre Theory and John Ford's Stagecoach" (Lawrie). The first is that of Robert Warshow who believes that the fo ... the western contains.Works Cited Lawrie, Katherine. "Cookie-Cutter or Connoisseur? Genre Theory and John Ford's Stagecoach" http://www.film.queensu.ca/Critical/Lawrie1.html (01/01/02)

(5 pages) 20 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Grapes of wrath 2

im. Casy responds by saying "Oh, what the hell! So goddamn hard to say anything" (Galati 37). Uncle John is also having bad feelings and he expresses this to Casy when he says "I got a feelin' I'm bri ... eds her breast milk for her dead baby to a dying man. Ma's way of thinking is also explained on the John Ford web-site, who was the director for the film the Grapes of Wrath. He states her character b ...

(4 pages) 761 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

John wayne

The Duke takes his place in history. John Wayne, one of America's greatest actors and directors of all time. His fame and superstardom le ... t Fox before moving in front of the cameras in the late 1920's in a series of small roles. Director John Ford, who befriended " the Duke", recommended him for the lead role in Raoul Walsh's western ep ... whose failing budgets and quick shooting schedules did little to advance his career. In 1939 John Ford gave Wayne another break by casting him as the Ringo Kid in Stagecoach. The roll threw Way ...

(3 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

John Wayne

The Duke takes his place in history.John Wayne, one of America's greatest actors and directors of all time. His fame and superstardom le ... t Fox before moving in front of the cameras in the late 1920's in a series of small roles. Director John Ford, who befriended " the Duke", recommended him for the lead role in Raoul Walsh's western ep ... t films whose failing budgets and quick shooting schedules did little to advance his career.In 1939 John Ford gave Wayne another break by casting him as the Ringo Kid in Stagecoach. The roll threw Way ...

(3 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Stagecoach

(2 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Research essay on Ken Burns, and the "Ken Burns Effect".

film was shot during his high school years high school using camera he had received from is father. John Ford, a movie director and cinematic pioneer, was another significantly influential person in h ... cinematic pioneer, was another significantly influential person in his life. Subsequently, just as John Ford had attended college to become a film director, so too did Burns.After college Burns trave ...

(6 pages) 10 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

Film Genre

ican and the use of and narrative and film structure from the time of classic Westerns, focusing on John Ford's Stagecoach (1939) to later revisionist Western - Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man (1995).The West ...

(9 pages) 25 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Grapes of Wrath

x Film Corporation produced the movie in black and white, although color had been invented by then. John Ford directed the movie where Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell and John Carradine played leading roles ... 0's were the end of the great depression. I think the term "too soon?" could have been coined here. John Ford was a bold director that thought people should know what was going on. Because so many wea ...

(4 pages) 3 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > The Great Depression