Kris Kristofferson narrates this fascinating and enlightening documentary about the World War II experiences of legendary, visionary director John Ford. The auteur behind STAGECOACH, THE GRAPES OF WRATH, THE QUIET MAN, RIO GRANDE, and HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY--among many other instant classics--volunteered his services and produced fascinating, cutting-edge documentaries on the war effort (as well as sex-hygiene videos for the soldiers). He was injured while capturing THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY on film, for which he won an Oscar in 1942; he won another the next year for DECEMBER 7TH. Luminaries such as Oliver Stone and Peter Bogdanovich are interviewed, and the result is an unusual, intriguing portrait of a complex and staggeringly talented man.
Film Directors |
World War II