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Great Directors'10 best films:Ford

Postby john-5 » Sat Apr 13, 2002 1:04 pm

Ford's 10 best?
Stagecoach
The Grapes of Wrath
How Green was my Valley?
They were Expendable
My Darling Clementine
Fort Apache
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
The Quiet Man
The Searchers
The Man who Shot Liberty Valance
Also:The Iron Horse,The Informer,Young Mr Lincoln,The Long Voyage Home,Wagonmaster..(excluding co-directed films)
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Re: Great Directors'10 best films:Ford

Postby somegreatmovies » Tue Apr 16, 2002 11:12 am

Sun Shines Bright!
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Re: Great Directors'10 best films:Ford

Postby bdk160 » Sun Apr 21, 2002 8:43 pm

All of the above. For a change of pace try WEE WILLIE WINKIE. HOW did Ford (One of my ten top directors: "I'm John Ford and I make Westerns!") get involved with this project? Try it. It proves he is can do anything with nothing.
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Re: Great Directors'10 best films:Ford

Postby esackman » Thu May 09, 2002 8:03 pm

bdk160 is right. "Wee Willie Winkie" directed by John Ford and starring Shirley Temple is one of Temple's best films. Due no doubt to the skill that Ford brought to the project. Here are nine more of his films that I liked. Maybe not his best, but nearly equal to some of his best. Ranked in the order that he directed them.
1. Lost Patrol
2. Drums Along the Mohawk
3. Long Voyage Home
4. The Three Godfathers
5. Mogambo
6. Hondo
7. Horse Soldiers
8. Sergeant Rutledge
9, "The Civil War Episode" of How the West Was Won
Enjoy them all.
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Re: Great Directors'10 best films:Ford

Postby katsuben » Mon Jun 24, 2002 1:17 am

Hondo is a John Farrow film. I agree with somegreatmovies, The Sun Shines Bright is great. Ford knows what he wants to say and does so precisely. My Darling Clementine is my favourite of the rest.
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Re: Great Directors'10 best films:Ford

Postby wpqx » Sat Dec 28, 2002 1:53 am

Ford is always great, although he seems a little out of date today. For my money his top ten would be as follows, in order of greatness.
1. The Searchers
2. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
3. The Grapes of Wrath
4. The Long Voyage Home
5. My Darling Clementine
6. Mister Roberts
7. The Whole Towns Talking
8. The Last Hurrah
9. Rio Grande
10. Young Mr. Lincoln
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Re: Great Directors'10 best films:Ford

Postby bigpoppa_2059 » Fri Feb 21, 2003 7:16 am

It's true that Ford has dated (his film content anyway) but if Ford were making films today, he'd still be great and he set the standard for minimalist, straightfoward American filmmaking.

The Searchers
The Long Voyage Home
Stagecoach
The Man who Shot Liberty Valance
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
My Darling Clementene
The Grapes of Wrath
How Green Was my Valley
Rio Grande
Fort Apache
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Re: Great Directors'10 best films:Ford

Postby Arletty » Tue Feb 25, 2003 4:23 am

Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962)
Mogambo (1953)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
Searchers, The (1956)
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Re: Great Directors'10 best films:Ford

Postby gratefultiger » Wed Feb 26, 2003 9:54 pm

liberty valance is a classic!great & sensible choice. cheers
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Re: Great Directors'10 best films:Ford

Postby wpqx1 » Sun Nov 09, 2003 4:17 am

I would like to add Three Godfathers to my previous list. Talk about an underrated movie. I expected garbage and found one of the all time best Westerns. I fully believe John Wayne has never been better, although he is still great in the Searchers. I know I am completely alone in this, but maybe someday the status of Three Godfathers will be equal to the Searchers or the overrated Stagecoach.
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