Saturday, 16 January 2016

MY DVD COLLECTION 8

John Ford (1894-1973)

John Ford was much more than his famous description of himself "I'm John Ford and I make Westerns." He certainly did that and much, much more. The man himself was a mass of contradictions - cantankerous, rude, a bully, a liar - who happened to make some of the most beautiful American films ever and who inspired both loyalty and love from the actors and technicians who worked with him regularly. It is hard to assess Ford's entire career (over 140 directorial assignments) as most of his silent films are lost or simply not available but his sound output is quite remarkable. Ford was a poet and is, arguably, the greatest American director. Films in my collection are : THE IRON HORSE (1924) JUDGE PRIEST (1934) YOUNG MR. LINCOLN (1939) STAGECOACH (1939) DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK (1939) THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940) THE LONG VOYAGE HOME (1940) THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY (1942)  DECEMBER 7TH (1943) THEY WERE EXPENDABLE (1945) MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (1946) FORT APACHE (1948) THREE GODFATHERS (1948) SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON (1949) WAGON MASTER (1950) THE QUIET MAN (1952) MR. ROBERTS (1955) THE SEARCHERS (1956) THE HORSE SOLDIERS (1959) SERGEANT RUTLEDGE (1960) TWO RODE TOGETHER (1961) THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE (1962) DONOVAN'S REEF (1963)  also MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (1949) produced by Ford and the documentary DIRECTED BY JOHN FORD (1971) directed by Peter Bogdanovich.

3 comments:

Cerpts said...

Oh crums! One of my favourite directors!

The Ford films in my OWN DVD collection: THE LOST PATROL, THE WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING, THE INFORMER, THE PRISONER OF SHARK ISLAND, MARY OF SCOTLAND, STAGECOACH, DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK, THE GRAPES OF WRATH, HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY, THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY, DECEMBER 7TH, MY DARLING CLEMENTINE, FORT APACHE, SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON, WAGON MASTER, RIO GRANDE, THE QUIET MAN, THE LONG GRAY LINE, MISTER ROBERTS, THE SEARCHERS, THE LAST HURRAH, GIDEON OF SCOTLAND YARD, SERGEANT RUTLEDGE, TWO RODE TOGETHER, THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, DONOVAN'S REEF and CHEYENNE AUTUMN.

Weaverman said...

I'm desperate for CHEYENNE AUTUMN.....NUDGE NUDGE WINK WINK

Keith Wheeler said...

Cheyenne Autumn available from oldrarefilms.com (or.co.uk?) £1.99 + p&p £1.99. I have bought about 20 films from them, all £1.99 & P&P £1.99 no matter how many you buy. NOT originals as declared on the web site but so far all have been excellent quality.