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Print the Legend essentially confirms Ford's brief affair with Katharine Hepburn, but Eyman emphasizes Ford's deep, abiding affection for his wife, Mary, who valiantly tolerated his absolute devotion to filmmaking. While hundreds of interviews yield a comprehensive account of Ford's working methods (which the director was loathe to discuss), Eyman expertly navigates around Ford's own penchant for autobiographical embellishment. What emerges is likely to remain the most thorough portrait of a cinematic master who recognized his own greatness without parading it, and whose human flaws were ultimately forgivable by those--and they were many--who loved him. Readers should look elsewhere for more astute studies of Ford's films, but Eyman has captured Ford the man with lasting authority. -- Jeff Shannon
I am in awe of the research, the writing, and the story of this book. Scott Eyman has done an amazing job of characterizing an important figure in American cinema. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Louann W.
This biography was written by Scott Eyman, who also wrote a terrific book on Ford's #1 star, John Wayne. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Beth Hegedus
In spite of his cantankerous demeanor, John Ford was a good guy. I love peeping into the lives of these old movie stars and directors. Read morePublished 2 months ago by winfred cook
Unique winner to date four Academy Awards for Best Director and only that won twice in succession. Considered a true artist of cinematography and direction, never interested in... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Eric Mascarin Perigault
I recommend this book to anyone that is interested in the history of film making, especially if you have enjoyed a John Ford movie.Published 17 months ago by Robert P. O'Brien
Scott Eyman's bio on John Ford is comprehensive and gives a good background of the film director's Irish upbringing that influenced his work. Read morePublished 20 months ago by M. Carver
I have read several books about John Ford and his life. Mr. Eyman's book provides in detail the complex and quite frankly sad life that Mr. Ford lived. Read morePublished on March 16, 2011 by frankpj