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What's the best film by John Ford?

The Iron Horse
0 (0%)
3 Bad Men
0 (0%)
Four Sons
0 (0%)
Up the River
0 (0%)
Pilgrimage
0 (0%)
Judge Priest
0 (0%)
The Informer
0 (0%)
Steamboat Round the Bend
0 (0%)
The Prisoner of Shark Island
0 (0%)
Wee Willie Winkie
0 (0%)
Stagecoach
3 (6.7%)
Young Mr. Lincoln
5 (11.1%)
Drums Along the Mohawk
0 (0%)
Grapes of Wrath
4 (8.9%)
The Long Voyage Home
0 (0%)
How Green Was My Valley
4 (8.9%)
The Battle of Midway
0 (0%)
They Were Expendable
0 (0%)
My Darling Clementine
5 (11.1%)
The Fugitive
0 (0%)
Fort Apache
1 (2.2%)
3 Godfathers
0 (0%)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
1 (2.2%)
Wagon Master
1 (2.2%)
Rio Grande
0 (0%)
The Quiet Man
1 (2.2%)
The Sun Shines Bright
0 (0%)
Mogambo
0 (0%)
The Long Gray Line
0 (0%)
The Searchers
13 (28.9%)
The Wings of Eagles
0 (0%)
The Last Hurrah
0 (0%)
The Horse Soldiers
0 (0%)
Sergeant Rutledge
0 (0%)
Two Rode Together
0 (0%)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
5 (11.1%)
Donovan's Reef
0 (0%)
Cheyenne Autumn
0 (0%)
7 Women
0 (0%)
Haven't seen any
0 (0%)
Don't like any
2 (4.4%)

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Ford, John
« on: October 10, 2010, 02:37:32 AM »

The greatest American filmmaker of all-time.

1. The Searchers
2. Stagecoach
3. Young Mr. Lincoln
4. Quiet Man
5. Liberty Valance
6. 7 Women
7. They Were Expendable
8. Wagon Master
9. Mogambo
10. My Darling Clementine
11. Wee Willie Winkie
12. She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
13. Donovan's Reef
14. How Green Was My Valley
15. Fort Apache
16. Long Voyage Home
17. Judge Priest
18. Two Rode Together
19. Iron Horse
20. Battle of Midway
21. Grapes of Wrath
22. 3 Bad Men
23. Steamboat Round the Bend
24. The Informer
25. Rio Grande
26. Horse Soldiers
27. 3 Godfathers
28. Last Hurrah
29. Cheyenne Autumn
30. The Lost Patrol
31. The Hurricane
32. Wings of Eagles
33. Shark Island
34. Mary of Scotland
35. Arrowsmith
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Re: Director's Best: John Ford
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2010, 02:44:18 AM »
Hard to disagree. Favorite is My Darling Clementine. So gentle.

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Re: Director's Best: John Ford
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2010, 03:21:01 AM »
1. My Darling Clementine
2. Seven Women
3. Young Mr. Lincoln

4. Stagecoach
5. Fort Apache
6. The Last Hurrah
7. The Informer
8. Wagon Master
9. The Wings of Eagles

10. Rio Grande
11. The Grapes of Wrath
12. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
13. The Sun Shines Bright
14. How Green Was My Valley
15. They Were Expendable
16. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
17. The Searchers
18. The Quiet Men
19. Tobacco Road


Not trying to start a fight here, I just really, really don't like his work (especially with Wayne).  Also, Tobacco Road is one of the most irritating, awful movies I've ever seen.  However, The Searchers is probably #1 on my list of "Movies I Didn't Give a Fair Shake" and I intend to revisit it sometime soon.
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Re: Director's Best: John Ford
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2010, 09:41:29 AM »
Not a fan, though my appreciation of him is growing.  Voted for Young Mr. Lincoln.

Interesting that you left off Mister Roberts. I know he only co-directed because he was fired, but the stories of what led to that is one of the most interesting chapters in his career.  And the final film is still pretty good, mainly for the performances by the leads.

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Re: Director's Best: John Ford
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2010, 10:06:18 AM »
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Re: Director's Best: John Ford
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2010, 11:05:47 AM »
Interesting that you left off Mister Roberts. I know he only co-directed because he was fired, but the stories of what led to that is one of the most interesting chapters in his career.  And the final film is still pretty good, mainly for the performances by the leads.

I just left off all the co-directeds and uncredited credits.  The final film isn't really anything like a John Ford film.  Still pretty good though.
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Re: Director's Best: John Ford
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2010, 11:10:26 AM »
I've only seen Young Mr. Lincoln, but I can say I liked it a lot.
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Re: Director's Best: John Ford
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2010, 02:09:45 PM »
I can't believe I am the only vote for Liberty Valence, it is the greatest traditional western ever.
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Re: Director's Best: John Ford
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2010, 02:20:50 PM »
Master Work
1) Fort Apache
2) My Darling Clementine
3) How Green Was My Valley
Great
4) Stagecoach
5) The Quiet Man
Good
6) Rio Grande
7) She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
8) They Were Expendable
Bad
9) How The West Was Won

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Re: Director's Best: John Ford
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2010, 05:32:08 PM »
A lot I still need to see. Should probably revisit The Searchers too.

1. Young Mr. Lincoln     

2. My Darling Clementine
3. The Grapes of Wrath    



4. The Searchers
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