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The Films of John Ford

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patti Mar 13, 2014. 13 Replies

Would contributors like to say which John Ford film is a favourite, and why?  It is hard to choose, but I think "Grapes of Wrath" is my personal fave, along with "The Searchers" and "How Green Was My…Continue

Karl Theodor Dreyer's "Jeanne d'Arc"

Started Nov 17, 2010 0 Replies

What do bloggers think about this amazing film?   In particular the lead actress, Falconetti, who had never acted before.  I think the burning scenes at the end went on too long, but otherwise the…Continue

Research topic for University

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue Lee Nov 12, 2010. 4 Replies

Hello everyone,I'm looking for a topic for a PhD dissertation on Film, starting 2012.  I have vaguely thought about the Production Code and its impact on the depiction of women but I need to refine…Continue

Silent Classics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue Lee Oct 31, 2010. 2 Replies

G.W. Pabst's masterpiece, "Pandora's Box" is an absolute favourite, as are many of the Lon Chaney films.  He was a fabulous actor, born of parents who were both profoundly deaf.  He had to…Continue

 

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MisterMamoulian commented on Sue Lee's blog post Rouben Mamoulian
"As a teenager I also made this mistake....lack of interest in great people of cinema. I would have felt the same as you"
Aug 19, 2011
Sue Lee replied to Shiner's discussion Young people and classic films
"I taught kids in high school about classic films and used them in the English syllabus.  There were the usual complaints, "miss, this is in black and white", but a few minutes in and they were hooked.  In life you need to find…"
Mar 7, 2011
Juan Ramos left a comment for Sue Lee
"Hi Sue   Thanks for your comment. I'm doing a course on film and TV history in 2011 and am really forward to it!   Merry Christmas to you too!"
Dec 19, 2010
Sue Lee left a comment for Juan Ramos
"A lot of your favourite films are also mine, Juan.  It's hard to meet people who are as passionate about film as many on this forum.  I would like to study film some more at university in 2012 because at least academics will be…"
Dec 19, 2010
MothGirl Wings replied to Sue Lee's discussion The Films of John Ford
"Gosh, I think "My Darling Clementine" is fabulous, and one of Ford's best - Henry Fonda is amazing in it. Imho Ford had no bombs ever, and I love all of his films - not sure I have a favorite, but "The Grapes of Wrath" is…"
Dec 7, 2010
Sue Lee replied to Sue Lee's discussion The Films of John Ford
"Of course, Fonda and Fort Apache!! Doah. I don't like Fonda. Ward Bond? A very controversial figure in US film because of his testimony in HUAC/McCarthy hearings. Wayne and Ford were loyal to him and he got parts (including "Wagon…"
Dec 7, 2010
M.T. Fisher replied to Sue Lee's discussion The Films of John Ford
"Wayne was Brittles in that film. He said that was his best performance. However, the one with him and Fonda was Fort Apache, a thinly disguised version of Custer. Ward Bond was marvelous in that. (Then again, when wasn't he?)"
Dec 7, 2010
Sue Lee replied to Sue Lee's discussion The Films of John Ford
"I agree, "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" is a terrific film - isn't that the one where Wayne plays Nathan Biddles? Also, Henry Fonda is in it, if I'm not mistaken. Ford is interested, as was Hawks, in relationships between men and…"
Dec 7, 2010
M.T. Fisher replied to Sue Lee's discussion The Films of John Ford
"Ford told Peter Bogdanovich that with Ribbon he attempted to capture the style of Remington. I love the relationship between Wayne & McLaglen in that movie. My Darling Clemintine is one that definitely isn't the way it was, but it's…"
Dec 5, 2010
Paco Malo replied to Sue Lee's discussion The Films of John Ford
"My bad on Red River, thanks for correcting me. Thanks also for more on "The Grapes of Wrath" syndrome. My view is certainly driven in part by the fact that I love Steinbeck's book. I also know one Oklahoma native, Woody Guthrie, who…"
Nov 30, 2010
Sue Lee replied to Sue Lee's discussion The Films of John Ford
""My Darling Clementine" is a huge disappointment. Ford had some bombs, to be sure. He started in silent films and his brother acted in some of these too. But I also loved "The Informer" because of its use of camera for…"
Nov 30, 2010
Sue Lee replied to Sue Lee's discussion The Films of John Ford
"Yes, I loved "Red River" and that is, of course, a Howard Hawks film!! That scene where he arrives at the spot where he's going to start the ranch and bends down to snatch a piece of grass - terrific!! Reminds me of the scene in…"
Nov 30, 2010
M.T. Fisher replied to Sue Lee's discussion The Films of John Ford
"Hawks did Red River, Paco. One of his best. He admitted to stealing from Ford a lot in that one. What we Okies have against Grapes of Wrath is that you would not BELIEVE the image that book and film gave oru state. There are people who to this day…"
Nov 29, 2010
Paco Malo replied to Sue Lee's discussion The Films of John Ford
"I think we've been through this before, Mickey, but Okie's are the heroes in The Grapes of Wrath -- I don't get this taboo. But it your state, man. So, no disrespect, I gotta go with The Grapes of Wrath. This is the best film…"
Nov 29, 2010
M.T. Fisher replied to Sue Lee's discussion The Films of John Ford
"As an Okie, Grapes of Wrath is taboo. I fell in lust, er love, with Maureen O'Hara when I was 9 due to The Quiet Man. I still think her first scene, when she looks over her shoulder, is the SEXIEST shot in motion picture history! I love 3…"
Nov 29, 2010
Sue Lee posted a discussion

The Films of John Ford

Would contributors like to say which John Ford film is a favourite, and why?  It is hard to choose, but I think "Grapes of Wrath" is my personal fave, along with "The Searchers" and "How Green Was My Valley" (though we tend to think of this as overly sentimental these days).  'The Quiet Man' was a lovely film too.  Oh, so many to choose!!  His use of the scenery from Monument Valley virtually constitutes another character in his films.  Wonderful stuff.See More
Nov 29, 2010

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What are your favorite movies?
The Best Years of Our Lives
Picnic
Ninotchka
Stalag 17
1,2,3
The Seven Year Itch
The Man Who Wasn't There
Friendly Persuasion
The Good Earth
A Star is Born
Adam's Rib
Pride and Prejudice (1939)
Sabrina
To Kill a Mockingbird
Joan of Arc
Sunrise
Pandora's Box
The Lady Eve
His Girl Friday
The Southerner
Les Enfants du Paradis
The Big Lebowski
Talk of the Town
Who are your favorite stars?
Judy Garland
John Wayne
William Holden
Gregory Peck
Jessica Lange
James Stewart
Carole Lombard
Fred Astraire
Tracey and Hepburn
Cary Grant
Judy Holliday
Grace Kelly
Orson Welles
Daniel Day-Lewis
Joaquin Phoenix
Monty Clift
Rosalind Russell
Gary Cooper
Who are your favorite directors?
Ford, Hawks, Hitchcock, Wilder, Cukor, Wyler, Lubitsch, Stevens, (Preston) Sturges, Lang, Pabst, Murnau, Dreyer, Carne, Coen Brothers
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
Loved cinema since I was 15 and never stopped. Specially love classic and foreign film.
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Vale Tony Curtis

Posted on September 30, 2010 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

I'm sorry to learn, today, of the death of this terrific actor. Who will ever forget his memorable films?!

Rouben Mamoulian

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 5:43pm 3 Comments

This is a true story.



In the 1970's I was working for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. One of our Producers had a guest film director for an interview as he was in Australia to attend the Sydney Film Festival. The wife of this Producer was a friend of mine and one day she asked me: "Sue, Rouben Mamoulian is in the next office with Brian. Would you like to go and meet him?" I replied that I'd pass because I'd never heard of him (I was only 24). Some years later, when I realized… Continue

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At 6:44am on December 19, 2010, Juan Ramos said…

Hi Sue

 

Thanks for your comment. I'm doing a course on film and TV history in 2011 and am really forward to it!

 

Merry Christmas to you too!

At 8:03am on November 17, 2010, Juan Ramos said…
Hey Sue

I do love classic films! I haven't seen Pandora's box yet but it is definitely on my (ever expanding list). I've only seen a few early European talkies (German and French) which I have really enjoyed so I'm curious to watch (and discuss) more of them.
At 12:13pm on September 29, 2010, Abdullah aka Chuck said…
Welcome to the GAOH Sue! Hope you enjoy yourself here!
 
 
 

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