- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: September 15, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Acclaimed director Peter Bogdanovich updates his 1971 documentary DIRECTED BY JOHN FORD for this film of the same name produced for the Turner Classic Movies cable network. Using old interviews with the likes of John Wayne and Henry Fonda along with new ones with modern film giants like Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood, Bogdanovich crafts an informative tribute to one of Hollywood's most beloved and influential directors.
In 1971 Peter Bogdanovich made a fascinating documentary about legendary John Ford in which Henry Fonda, James Stewart and John Wayne revealed firsthand tales about the man often cited as America's greatest, most influential filmmaker. Thirty-five years later there were more stories to tell – by, among others, Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and Katharine Hepburn. Bogdanovich wove these new interviews into a reedited, restructured documentary offering a more personal vision of the man and his work. Packed with clips, anecdotes and insights, Directed by John Ford is a treasure for buffs, for new classics fans, for rising filmmakers who in another 35 years will want to share how Ford's work impacts their own.