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Video Essay Highlights the Influence of John Ford

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New video looks at the debt owed to Ford by generations of filmmakers.


Few filmmakers have proven as influential as John Ford. Known primarily for his work in the western genre, Ford was that rare Hollywood director who could combine grand spectacle with intimate humanity.

A new video essay by Wolfcrow looks at how Ford has influenced generations of filmmakers, including Spielberg, Scorsese, Tarantino, Kurosawa and Leone. Check it out below.