THE ENEMIES OF CIVILIZATION….(John Ford, John Ford and John Ford)

If you want to know who they are…

…and why Ford is always contemporary…

…just remember to keep your eye on the people who break glass in order to “make a statement.”

Though, to be fair, only Ford could make smashed glass feel like the death of a human being. Most directors struggle to make human death rise to the level of broken glass.

(Scenes are from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, which, in addition to a dozen or so other narrative miracles, is one of the greatest movies about “the press”.)

2 thoughts on “THE ENEMIES OF CIVILIZATION….(John Ford, John Ford and John Ford)

    • Hi April,

      Yes, yes and yes!

      As someone who attempts to write fiction, Ford’s narrative scope and depth never cease to astound me…Every time I watch this I pick up a new thread. Usually one that speaks straight to today’s headlines.

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