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Surname: 1 Name: Instructor: Course: Date: The Films of John Ford Theme: John Ford is a great film director who has a clearer personal vision and consistent visual style which are very evident in his characters and ideas. A brilliant director, Ford’s films express the unique experiences of the American people and their endorsement of their common unity of purpose ( Russell p62) . Although his heroes appear to be loners and outsiders who speak more through actions, their conflict with the society reflect the larger American experience, a profound esthetic awareness for the American history as well as the frontier spirit. Ford’s compositions bring into perspective the people as well as their typical settings beautifully put into contrast ( Russell p62) . These features are even more so evident in the Stagecoach , The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance , and The Grapes of Wrath . Stagecoach , for instance, narrates a journey that brings people together, people from different walks of life and professions, but who are brought together by destiny. The movie majorly plays like a collection of timeless clichés ( Browne p32) . A woman goes into labor pain yet the doctor seems clueless and instead shouts, “Boil water! And lots of it!” There are instances when the viewer will encounter a good-hearted prostitute, a shifty gambler, an evil

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