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This review is from: Becoming John Ford Doc. (DVD)
This documentary is not worthy of a director the stature of John Ford (Feeney)and the American mythology he created that still has a stranglehold on the national and global imagination. A good deal of his work indulged in the poetry of racial extermination; first of Native Americans and then the Japanese. In this, Ford was a master propagandist for the White Protestant establishment who contract story-tellers to legitimize their power and control. And who better to ask for than the son of Irish Catholic immigrants desperate to "prove" himself to the Anglo-Protestant class that has ruled this nation with the iron hand of military conquest encased in the velvet glove of entertainment media. A critical biography and/or documentary of John Ford has yet to be produced.