“For a director there are commercial rules that it is necessary to obey. In our profession, an artistic failure is nothing; a commercial failure is a sentence. The secret is to make films that please the public and also allow the director to reveal his personality.” – John Ford
- Ford learned his trade when color and sound in film did not exist.
This taught him composition and many, many of his scenes are superbly composed and framed.
He was responsible for elevating Westerns to an Artform
whereas before they had been just pulp.
His direction and scene composition is vital study
for any Student of Film.
A true and Master of his craft.