14 Biographical Movies |
23 Print Biographies |
2 Portrayals |
1 Interview |
16 Articles |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
Commander John Ford | Jack Ford | Rear Admiral John Ford USNVR Ret. | John Ford Captain U.S.N.R. | Lt. Cmdr. John Ford U.S.N.R.
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[about the CinemaScope anamorphic aspect ratio] I hated it. You've never seen a painter use that kind of composition - even the great murals, it still wasn't this huge tennis court. Your eyes pop back and forth, and it's very difficult to get a close-up.
Often cast his older brother Francis Ford
in very small and uncredited parts in his films. He followed out Francis to Hollywood and Francis was a silent era director-actor who helped John establish a career. Allegedly, the employment of Francis was for sadistic purposes, since John seemed to enjoy giving him demeaningly small parts and yelling at him in front of the cast and crew.
Regardless of where his westerns were set, filming exteriors at Monument Valley, Arizona/Utah, USA.