The John Ford Encyclopedia

The John Ford Encyclopedia

by Sue Matheson


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538103814
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/02/2019
Pages: 456
Sales rank: 729,172
Product dimensions: 7.28(w) x 9.98(h) x 1.32(d)

About the Author

Sue Matheson is associate professor of English literature at the University College of the North in The Pas, Canada. She specializes in American literature, popular culture, and film and has published in the areas of American film, American popular culture, Canadian literature, children’s literature, and detective fiction. Her latest book, The Westerns and War Films of John Ford, was published in 2016.

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