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John Sean O'Feeny Ford
(1895-1973) born on
Feb 01
US director. He is best known for western films including "Stagecoach," 1939; his films won six Oscars.
         
   
F
It is easier to get an actor to be a cowboy than to get a cowboy to be an actor.

R
Tell it with pictures -- direct it like you were making a silent.
A
When in doubt, make a western.
N
Occasionally you get some luck in pictures. More occasionally you have had luck. If something happens that wasn't premeditated, photograph it.
K
John [Ford] is half-tyrant, half-revolutionary; half-saint, half-satan; half-possible, half-impossible; half-genius, half- Irish.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Attributed, in "Macmillan Dictionary of Quoatations," ed. John Daintith, 1989.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "The Book of Quotes," by Barbara Rowes, 1979.
N: In "Friendly Advice," ed. Jon Winokur, 1990.
K: According to Frank Capra; in "The Guinness Book of Poisonous Quotes," ed. Colin Jarman, 1991.
   


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