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Read and Download Joseph McBride book Searching for John Ford in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSearching for John Ford. This book was released on 2004 with total page 838 pages. Book excerpt: This biography provides rare insights into Ford's life as well as his prodigious film career (spanning over 140 movies), and also reveals his work as a spy for the US government in the years leading up to World War II.

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Publisher : Macmillan
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ISBN 13: 9780312310110
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Read and Download Joseph McBride book Searching For John Ford in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSearching For John Ford. This book was released on 2003-04-05 with total page 880 pages. Book excerpt: Reveals the conflict, passion, and genius driving the American cinema legend who made films including "The Grapes of Wrath," "The Searchers," and "The Quiet Man."

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ISBN 13: 9781604734683
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Read and Download Joseph McBride book Searching for John Ford in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSearching for John Ford. This book was released on 2011-02-11 with total page 848 pages. Book excerpt: John Ford’s classic films—such as Stagecoach, The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, The Quiet Man, and The Searchers—have earned him worldwide admiration as America’s foremost filmmaker, a director whose rich visual imagination conjures up indelible, deeply moving images of our collective past. Joseph McBride’s Searching for John Ford, described as definitive by both the New York Times and the Irish Times, surpasses all other biographies of the filmmaker in its depth, originality, and insight. Encompassing and illuminating Ford’s myriad complexities and contradictions, McBride traces the trajectory of Ford’s life from his beginnings as “Bull” Feeney, the nearsighted, football-playing son of Irish immigrants in Portland, Maine, to his recognition, after a long, controversial, and much-honored career, as America’s national mythmaker. Blending lively and penetrating analyses of Ford’s films with an impeccably documented narrative of the historical and psychological contexts in which those films were created, McBride has at long last given John Ford the biography his stature demands.

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ISBN 13: 1350114693
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Read and Download Jeffrey Richards book The Lost Worlds of John Ford in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Lost Worlds of John Ford. This book was released on 2020-02-20 with total page 352 pages. Book excerpt: The great director John Ford (1894-1973) is best known for classic westerns, but his body of work encompasses much more than this single genre. Jeffrey Richards develops and broadens our understanding of Ford's film-making oeuvre by studying his non-Western films through the lens of Ford's life and abiding preoccupations. Ford's other cinematic worlds included Ireland, the Family, Catholicism, War and the Sea, which share with his westerns the recurrent themes of memory and loss, the plight of outsiders and the tragedy of family breakup. Richards' revisionist study both provides new insights into familiar films such as The Fugitive (1947); The Quiet Man (1952), Gideon's Way and The Informer (1935) and reclaims neglected masterpieces, among them Wee Willie Winkie (1937) and the extraordinary The Long Voyage Home. (1940).

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ISBN 13: 0786432152
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ISBN 13: 1538103826
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Read and Download Sue Matheson book The John Ford Encyclopedia in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe John Ford Encyclopedia. This book was released on 2019-12-15 with total page 480 pages. Book excerpt: The winner of four Academy Awards for directing, John Ford is considered by many to be America’s greatest native-born director. Ford helmed some of the most memorable films in American cinema, including The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, and The Quiet Man, as well as such iconic westerns as Stagecoach, My Darling Clementine, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. In The John Ford Encyclopedia, Sue Matheson provides readers with detailed information about the acclaimed director’s films from the silent era to the 1960s. In more than 400 entries, this volume covers not only the films Ford directed and produced but also the studios for which he worked; his preferred shooting sites; his World War II documentaries; and the men and women with whom he collaborated, including actors, screenwriters, technicians, and stuntmen. Eleven newly discovered members of the John Ford Stock Company are also included. Encompassing the entire range of the director’s career—from his start in early cinema to his frequent work with national treasure John Wayne—this is a comprehensive overview of one of the most highly regarded filmmakers in history. The John Ford Encyclopedia will be of interest to professors, students, and the many fans of the director’s work.

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ISBN 13: 1442261064
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Read and Download Sue Matheson book The Westerns and War Films of John Ford in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Westerns and War Films of John Ford. This book was released on 2016-02-18 with total page 378 pages. Book excerpt: Responsible for some of the greatest films of the 20th century—The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, and The Quiet Man among others—John Ford was best known for motion pictures that defined the American West and the face of wartime military. A Hollywood celebrity, Ford lived his life against the background that Twentieth Century-Fox fashioned for him. As he did, the facts of his life merged with—and became inseparable from—his multifaceted legend, fostered by Hollywood’s studio culture and his own imagination. In The Westerns and War Films of John Ford Sue Matheson offers an engaging look at one of America’s greatest directors and the two genres of films that solidified his reputation. Drawing on previously unreleased material, this volume explores the man, the filmmaker, the veteran, and the legend—and the ways in which all of those roles shaped Ford’s view of America, national character, and his creative output. Among the films discussed here in depth are Ford’s early productions, such as The Iron Horse and Drums along the Mohawk, his military films, such as Submarine Patrol, The Battle of Midway, and They Were Expendable, and his Westerns, including Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Searchers, and Cheyenne Autumn. Ford imbued many of his creations with a point of view that represented his ideals, and the films discussed here illustrate their director’s distinct vision of American life on the frontier and in service of the country. That vision—Ford’s idealization of the American Character—would, in turn, shape the worldview of several generations. The Westerns and War Films of John Ford will appeal to critics and scholars, but also to any fan of this iconic filmmaker’s work.

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ISBN 13: 0806150424
Total Pages : 248 pages
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Read and Download Thomas J. Harvey book Rainbow Bridge to Monument Valley in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRainbow Bridge to Monument Valley. This book was released on 2013-07-29 with total page 248 pages. Book excerpt: The Colorado River Plateau is home to two of the best-known landscapes in the world: Rainbow Bridge in southern Utah and Monument Valley on the Utah-Arizona border. Twentieth-century popular culture made these places icons of the American West, and advertising continues to exploit their significance today. In Rainbow Bridge to Monument Valley, Thomas J. Harvey artfully tells how Navajos and Anglo-Americans created fabrics of meaning out of this stunning desert landscape, space that western novelist Zane Grey called “the storehouse of unlived years,” where a rugged, more authentic life beckoned. Harvey explores the different ways in which the two societies imbued the landscape with deep cultural significance. Navajos long ago incorporated Rainbow Bridge into the complex origin story that embodies their religion and worldview. In the early 1900s, archaeologists crossed paths with Grey in the Rainbow Bridge area. Grey, credited with making the modern western novel popular, sought freedom from the contemporary world and reimagined the landscape for his own purposes. In the process, Harvey shows, Grey erased most of the Navajo inhabitants. This view of the landscape culminated in filmmaker John Ford’s use of Monument Valley as the setting for his epic mid-twentieth-century Westerns. Harvey extends the story into the late twentieth century when environmentalists sought to set aside Rainbow Bridge as a symbolic remnant of nature untainted by modernization. Tourists continue to flock to Monument Valley and Rainbow Bridge, as they have for a century, but the landscapes are most familiar today because of their appearances in advertising. Monument Valley has been used to sell perfume, beer, and sport utility vehicles. Encompassing the history of the Navajo, archaeology, literature, film, environmentalism, and tourism, Rainbow Bridge to Monument Valley explores how these rock formations, Navajo sacred spaces still, have become embedded in the modern identity of the American West—and of the nation itself.

Download The American Civil War on Film and TV PDF

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ISBN 13: 1498566898
Total Pages : 294 pages
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Read and Download Douglas Brode book The American Civil War on Film and TV in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe American Civil War on Film and TV. This book was released on 2017-10-05 with total page 294 pages. Book excerpt: In The American Civil War on Film and TV: Blue and Gray in Black and White and Color, Douglas Brode, Shea T. Brode, and Cynthia J. Miller bring together nineteen essays by a diverse array of scholars to explore issues of morality, race, gender, nation, and history in films and television shows featuring the American Civil War.

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Total Pages : 224 pages
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Read and Download Peter Cowie book John Ford and the American West in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJohn Ford and the American West. This book was released on 2004-11 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: A visual exploration of the western films of John Ford relates them to the paintings and sculptures of such artists as Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington, and Charles M. Russell, discussing such topics as the inspiration for the filmmaker's classic works and how he used visual sources to create his idealized view of frontier life. 12,500 first printing.

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ISBN 13: 0698151577
Total Pages : 528 pages
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Read and Download Mark Harris book Five Came Back in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFive Came Back. This book was released on 2014-02-27 with total page 528 pages. Book excerpt: Now a Netflix original documentary series, also written by Mark Harris: the extraordinary wartime experience of five of Hollywood's most important directors, all of whom put their stamp on World War II and were changed by it forever Here is the remarkable, untold story of how five major Hollywood directors—John Ford, George Stevens, John Huston, William Wyler, and Frank Capra—changed World War II, and how, in turn, the war changed them. In a move unheard of at the time, the U.S. government farmed out its war propaganda effort to Hollywood, allowing these directors the freedom to film in combat zones as never before. They were on the scene at almost every major moment of America’s war, shaping the public’s collective consciousness of what we’ve now come to call the good fight. The product of five years of scrupulous archival research, Five Came Back provides a revelatory new understanding of Hollywood’s role in the war through the life and work of these five men who chose to go, and who came back. “Five Came Back . . . is one of the great works of film history of the decade.” --Slate “A tough-minded, information-packed and irresistibly readable work of movie-minded cultural criticism. Like the best World War II films, it highlights marquee names in a familiar plot to explore some serious issues: the human cost of military service, the hypnotic power of cinema and the tension between artistic integrity and the exigencies of war.” --The New York Times

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Publisher : Wayne State University Press
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ISBN 13: 9780814330562
Total Pages : 370 pages
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Read and Download Brian Henderson book The Searchers in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Searchers. This book was released on 2004 with total page 370 pages. Book excerpt: A series of in-depth examinations of the motion picture many consider to be Hollywood's finest western film.

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ISBN 13: 0813168945
Total Pages : 174 pages
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Read and Download Kevin Brianton book Hollywood Divided in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THollywood Divided. This book was released on 2016-11-15 with total page 174 pages. Book excerpt: On October 22, 1950, the Screen Directors Guild (SDG) gathered for a meeting at the opulent Beverly Hills Hotel. Among the group's leaders were some of the most powerful men in Hollywood -- John Ford, Cecil B. DeMille, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, John Huston, Frank Capra, William Wyler, and Rouben Mamoulian -- and the issue on the table was nothing less than a vote to dismiss Mankiewicz as the guild's president after he opposed an anticommunist loyalty oath that could have expanded the blacklist. The dramatic events of that evening have become mythic, and the legend has overshadowed the more complex realities of this crucial moment in Hollywood history. In Hollywood Divided, Kevin Brianton explores the myths associated with the famous meeting and the real events that they often obscure. He analyzes the lead-up to that fateful summit, examining the pressure exerted by the House Un-American Activities Committee. Brianton reveals the internal politics of the SDG, its initial hostile response to the HUAC investigations, the conservative reprisal, and the influence of the oath on the guild and the film industry as a whole. Hollywood Divided also assesses the impact of the historical coverage of the meeting on the reputation of the three key players in the drama. Brianton's study is a provocative and revealing revisionist history of the SDG's 1950 meeting and its lasting repercussions on the film industry as well as the careers of those who participated. Hollywood Divided illuminates how both the press's and the public's penchant for the "exciting story" have perpetuated fabrications and inaccurate representations of a turning point for the film industry.

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ISBN 13: 1640121439
Total Pages : 432 pages
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Read and Download Dennis M. Spragg book America Ascendant in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAmerica Ascendant. This book was released on 2019-12 with total page 432 pages. Book excerpt: Weaving together social, military, and political history, America Ascendant examines the extraordinary World War II alliance between the media and the government that defined the ideal of American exceptionalism and established a century of American global leadership.

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ISBN 13: 0199978883
Total Pages : 312 pages
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Read and Download Anatol Lieven book America Right or Wrong in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAmerica Right or Wrong. This book was released on 2012-09-25 with total page 312 pages. Book excerpt: Originally published over half a decade ago, Anatol Lieven's America Right or Wrong has become a classic analysis of the special character of American nationalism. As he demonstrated, America's foreign policy response to the 9/11 attacks flowed directly from a nationalistic tradition that was two centuries in the making. Within that nationalism, Lieven identified two strands. The first was the "American thesis," a civic nationalism based on the democratic values of what has been called the "American Creed." These values are held to be universal, and anyone can become an American by adopting them. The other tradition, the "American antithesis" is a populist and often chauvinist nationalism, which tends to see America as a closed national culture and civilization threatened by a hostile and barbarous outside world. Much has changed since 9/11. The American public has turned inward in the wake of the Great Recession, but interestingly, Lieven's fundamental analysis of American nationalism remains powerful and convincing. In this expanded new edition, he includes and in-depth analysis of the domestic component of both the American creed and the American antithesis. Barack Obama's improbable election to the presidency illustrates well the first strand. The rise of the Tea Party in response to both the financial crisis and the Obama administration's response is highly characteristic of the second strand. Lieven concentrates especially on the Tea Party's hard-edged American nationalism, which is evident in anti-immigration sentiment, hatred of Obama, and opposition to redistributive social programs that allegedly reward the unworthy. His account of Obama's election and the right-wing response to the economic collapse not only bring the story up to the present, but indicate the staying power of the book's hard-hitting thesis.

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ISBN 13: 147668006X
Total Pages : 319 pages
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Read and Download Roland Schaefli book John Wayne Was Here in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJohn Wayne Was Here. This book was released on 2021-05-27 with total page 319 pages. Book excerpt: John Wayne worked on film sets around the globe. This book follows the trail, from his beginnings on the Fox backlot to his final filming in Lone Pine, California. Locations in Mexico, Normandy, Rome, Madrid, London, Ireland, Libya and Africa are covered, along with his favorite vacation spots in Hawaii, Acapulco, Greece, Monaco, and the Hollywood hot-spots he frequented. Anecdotes revisit his most famous scenes, including Rooster Cogburn's charge in True Grit (1969) and Davy Crockett's last stand in The Alamo (1960). Production details describe how San Diego stood in for Iwo Jima, how Old Tucson was turned into El Dorado, and how Genghis Kahn ruled over the deserts of Utah. Never before published photos present then-and-now views in this first of its kind guided tour for film location hunters and Wayne aficionados.