John Ford

Book Review: “But God Made Him a Poet: John Ford” — An Essential Book on a World-Class American Director

May 18, 2023
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What makes Scout Tafoya’s book a radical departure from earlier studies is his in-your-face challenges to John Ford’s character and his racial politics.

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Film Review: “The Taking” — Appropriating Monument Valley?

May 5, 2023
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Most of this documentary is so beautiful the temptation is to switch off the preachy, didactic soundtrack and just watch and watch.

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Film Feature: Walking through Director John Ford’s Childhood Home — in Portland, ME

September 15, 2020
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“Did you know that film director John Ford lived in your apartment when a boy?”

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Coming Attractions in Film: February 2010

February 1, 2010
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By Justin Marble Feb. 5-9, Recent Raves at the Brattle: Left out of the film talk at your last dinner party? Here’s your chance to get caught up. The Brattle is hosting a week of some of the best films of 2009, sponsored by the Boston Society of Film Critics. Harder to find titles like…

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