Welcome to the latest edition of Print the Legend! This week, we’ll continue our focus on John Ford and consider one of the most controversial issues facing movie buffs everywhere. The below article is adapted from my honors thesis on Ford. What Makes John Ford an Auteur?
Another great read! I like what you said about Ford having more control of his work by flying under the radar and strategically presenting himself as a guy just doing a job. Ford was an auteur as much by what he didn’t do as by what he did wasn’t he? Like taking over the editorial process by only filming the shots he wanted and leaving nothing for the cutting room floor. That video you included at the bottom was priceless - It’s a great illustration of what you said. He didn’t give a straight answer on anything! What was the context of the interview?