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.
During the Depression, Ford - by then a very wealthy man - was accosted outside his office by a former Universal actor who was destitute and needed $200 for an operation for his wife. As the man related his misfortunes, Ford appeared to become enraged and then, to the horror of onlookers, he launched himself at the man, knocked him to the floor. However, as the shaken old man left the building, ...
If a doomed character plays poker, the last hand he plays before going to his death will be the "death hand" (two aces, one of them the ace of spades, and two 8s; so-called because Wild Bill Hickok held this hand when he was murdered). The hand will be shown in close-up.