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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
Mr. Eyman's book provides in detail the complex and quite frankly sad life that Mr. Ford lived.
Eylan has grasped the essential truth about Ford..he was the great cinematic poet of America, and to extent, one of the great poets of Irealand as well.
I've recommended the book to people who aren't big film fans and they've found it to be a great read.
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 4 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 11 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 14 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
Excellent book. Gave me a different impression of John Ford than I had before. Fact filled, well written and a joy to read.Published on November 18, 2010 by Wanda Rudnick
as we are going to get to the seminal biography of the great John Ford. All of Ford's biographers describe him as secretive, purposely misleading, obstreperous and ornery. Read morePublished on June 12, 2010 by Jane Pensive
A great way to start an interesting debate is to ask, "Who was the best director of all time?". I think that Woody Allen and Clint Eastwood are the two best living American... Read morePublished on July 14, 2009 by Randy Keehn
Many books were written about Jonh Ford.
All of them tell the story and the profile of the man.
But John Ford was more than that. Read more
Scott Eyman has written an outstanding book on John Ford! Ford
was the second generation son of an Irish bartender from Portland Maine who followed his brother Frank to... Read more