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John Ford

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Definition U.S. film maker known for such films as How Green Was My Valley, The Grapes of Wrath, and Stagecoach (1896-1973)
  • John Ford pioneered the extreme long shot to frame his characters against a vast natural terrain.\
  • That act, in turn, gave her son, John Ford, the privilege of a skin color that spared him a life of slavery.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Then, reading the clipping again, he noticed something suggestive: Angela Ford from John Ford.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • But John Ford was undeterred.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Writing about the Elizabethan playwright John Ford, the poet Algernon Swinburne once said: "If he touches you once he takes you, and what he takes he keeps hold of; his work becomes part of your thought and parcel of your spiritual furniture forever."
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • After it was burned to the ground in 1862, owner John Ford rebuilt it as a "magnificent thespian temple," replacing the pews with seats and transforming the deacons' stalls into private boxes.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln

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