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Name: Preface
ID: m41030
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, Humanities, Social Sciences
Keywords: Directors, films, John Ford, marshall mcluhan, movies, producers, scriptwriters
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: William Howze (
Copyright Holders: William Howze (
Maintainers: Jared Adler (, William Howze (

Latest version: 1.1 (history)
First publication date: Jun 6, 2011 10:12 am +0000
Last revision to module: Aug 31, 2011 10:08 pm +0000


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