VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

AMERICAN MASTERS: JOHN FORD / JOHN WAYNE - THE FILMMAKER AND THE LEGEND

V' 06

AMERICAN MASTERS: JOHN FORD / JOHN WAYNE - THE FILMMAKER AND THE LEGEND

Sam Pollard
USA, 2006
Documentaries, 90min, OF

AMERICAN MASTERS: JOHN FORD / JOHN WAYNE - THE FILMMAKER AND THE LEGEND

Sam Pollard
USA, 2006
Documentaries, 90min, OF

Cast: 
John Ford (Archivmaterial)
John Wayne (Archivmaterial)
Peter Bogdanovich
Scott Eyman
Joseph McBride
Andrew V. McLaglen
Screenplay: 
Kenneth Bowser
Sound: 
Charles Tomaras
Camera: 
Michael Chin
Jefferson Miller
Editor: 
Steven Wechsler
Composer: 
Thomas Wagner

Production: 
Thirteen / WNET 450 West 33rd Street New York, NY 10001, USA T 212 560 2885 lacy@thirteen.org
World Sales: 
Thirteen / WNET 450 West 33rd Street New York, NY 10001, USA T 212 560 2885 lacy@thirteen.org
Format: 
HD
Color and Black/White

American Masters. John Ford / John Wayne is about the intriguing relationship between John Ford and John Wayne - a collaboration that yielded 14 movies, including such classics as The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Quiet Man. In this no-holds-barred documentary of the kind Ford would have admired, the focus is largely on the director, who discovered Wayne but in later years saw the balance of power shift to the star. Director Sam Pollard remembers the first John Ford/John Wayne film he ever saw: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, which he watched in 1962 at a theater in Harlem along with his brother, sister, and uncle Sammie. «What stands out in my mind is the Paramount logo, the music, and Lee Marvin's first words in the movie, Stand and Deliver. It was, for me, the magic of movies, being in a dark theater, transported to the world of the West - what my dad used to call shoot-'em-ups.»