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Name: Alfred Jacob Miller’s Laramie’s Fort and Archibald M. Willard’s Spirit of ’76, two examples of John Ford’s understanding of iconic American images
ID: m40998
Language: English (en)
Summary: This dissertation demonstrates John Ford’s use of images from a wide range of sources in many of his films. In particular, it examines Ford’s use of images based on the conventions of American genre painting and the paintings of western artists Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, particularly in his so-called “cavalry” films. No previous work has recognized this connection between film and popular culture, which is documented here using art historical methods of iconography and the study of influence.
Subject: Arts
Keywords: Academy Award, Across the Wide Missouri, Alfred Jacob Miller, Archibald M. Willard, Bernard DeVoto, Centennial Exposition, Darryl F. Zanuck, film, John Baxter, John Ford, Merian C. Cooper, She wore a yellow ribbon, The Grapes of Wrath, The Informer, The iron Horse, The saturday evening post, The Spirit of 1776, Yankee Doodle '76, Young Mr. Lincoln
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: William Howze (bill.howze@gmail.com)
Copyright Holders: William Howze (bill.howze@gmail.com)
Maintainers: William Howze (bill.howze@gmail.com), Jared Adler (jca2@rice.edu)

Latest version: 1.2 (history)
First publication date: May 17, 2011 4:12 pm -0500
Last revision to module: Sep 1, 2011 4:22 pm -0500

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Howze, William. "Alfred Jacob Miller’s Laramie’s Fort and Archibald M. Willard’s Spirit of ’76, two examples of John Ford’s understanding of iconic American images." OpenStax-CNX. September 1, 2011. http://cnx.org/content/m40998/1.2/.

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Howze, W. 2011. Alfred Jacob Miller’s Laramie’s Fort and Archibald M. Willard’s Spirit of ’76, two examples of John Ford’s understanding of iconic American images. OpenStax-CNX, September 1, 2011. http://cnx.org/content/m40998/1.2/.

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Howze, William. Alfred Jacob Miller’s Laramie’s Fort and Archibald M. Willard’s Spirit of ’76, two examples of John Ford’s understanding of iconic American images. OpenStax-CNX. 1 Sep. 2011 <http://cnx.org/content/m40998/1.2/>.