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John Ford quotes. How did I get to Hollywood? By train

John Ford quotes. How did I get to Hollywood? By train
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Today, quotes by John Ford. One of the greatest directors who ever lived. Enjoy them! He is tremendously funny.

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John Ford quotes. How did I get to Hollywood? By train

John Ford was born in Maine in 1894 and he died in California in 1973 (R.I.P.). His older brother Francis Ford was also a filmmaker, a contemporary of Griffith. Ford directed 140 movies and won more Best Director Oscars than anyone else – four.

I didn’t show up at the ceremony to collect any of my first three Oscars. Once I went fishing, another time there was a war on, and on another occasion, I remember, I was suddenly taken drunk.

How did I get to Hollywood? By Train. John Ford

It is easier to get an actor to be a cowboy than to get a cowboy to be an actor.

Directing is not a mystery, it’s not an art. The main thing about directing is: photograph the people’s eyes.

For a director there are commercial rules that it is necessary to obey. In our profession, an artistic failure is nothing; a commercial failure is a sentence. The secret is to make films that please the public and also allow the director to reveal his personality.

[on Native American Indians] We’ve treated them badly, it’s a blot on our shield; we’ve robbed, cheated, murdered and massacred them, but they kill one white man and God, out come the troops.

My name’s John Ford. I make Westerns. I don’t think there’s anyone in this room who knows more about what the American public wants than Cecil B. DeMille — and he certainly knows how to give it to them…. [looking at DeMille] But I don’t like you, C.B. I don’t like what you stand for and I don’t like what you’ve been saying here tonight.

I am a liberal Democrat and a rebel.

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