Appeared in a "Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast of "Stagecoach".
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2 Portrayals |
1 Interview |
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[in 1967] I am a liberal Democrat and a rebel.
There was a group of actors, known informally as the John Ford Stock Company (John Wayne
, Harry Carey
, John Carradine
, Henry Fonda
, etc.) that turned up regularly in Ford's films. They knew how to work with Ford and each other, which suited Ford's directing style: "I tell the actors what I want and they give it to me, usually on the first take.".
Rarely used camera movements in his films, reserving them only for very specific moments. Also avoided close-ups as much as possible.