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The Resource Wayne and Ford : the films, the friendship, and the forging of an American hero, Nancy Schoenberger

Wayne and Ford : the films, the friendship, and the forging of an American hero, Nancy Schoenberger

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Wayne and Ford : the films, the friendship, and the forging of an American hero
Title
Wayne and Ford
Title remainder
the films, the friendship, and the forging of an American hero
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Nancy Schoenberger
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Language
eng
Summary
John Ford and John Wayne, two titans of classic film, made some of the most enduring movies of all time. The genre they defined<U+2014>the Western<U+2014>and the heroic archetype they built still matter today. For more than twenty years John Ford and John Wayne were a blockbuster Hollywood team, turning out many of the finest Western films ever made. Ford, known for his black eye patch and for his hard-drinking, brawling masculinity, was a son of Irish immigrants and was renowned as a director for both his craftsmanship and his brutality. John “Duke” Wayne was a mere stagehand and bit player in “B” Westerns, but he was strapping and handsome, and Ford saw his potential. In 1939 Ford made Wayne a star in Stagecoach, and from there the two men established a close, often turbulent relationship. Their most productive years saw the release of one iconic film after another: Rio Grande, The Quiet Man, The Searchers, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. But by 1960 the bond of their friendship had frayed, and Wayne felt he could move beyond his mentor with his first solo project, The Alamo. Few of Wayne<U+2019>s subsequent films would have the brilliance or the cachet of a John Ford Western, but viewed together the careers of these two men changed moviemaking in ways that endure to this day. Despite the decline of the Western in contemporary cinema, its cultural legacy, particularly the type of hero codified by Ford and Wayne<U+2014>tough, self-reliant, and unafraid to fight but also honorable, trustworthy, and kind<U+2014>resonates in everything from Star Wars to today<U+2019>s superhero franchises. Drawing on previously untapped caches of letters and personal documents, Nancy Schoenberger dramatically narrates a complicated, poignant, and iconic friendship and the lasting legacy of that friendship on American culture
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Schoenberger, Nancy
Dewey number
791.4302/33092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.F65
LC item number
S36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ford, John
  • Wayne, John
  • Ford, John
  • Wayne, John
  • Western films
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Wayne and Ford : the films, the friendship, and the forging of an American hero, Nancy Schoenberger
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780385534857
Lccn
2016057903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn959535318
Label
Wayne and Ford : the films, the friendship, and the forging of an American hero, Nancy Schoenberger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780385534857
Lccn
2016057903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn959535318

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