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Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Two Rode Together"(1961)
You Tube ^ | 1961 | John Ford

Posted on 04/06/2014 11:36:37 AM PDT by ReformationFan



TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Outdoors; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 1961; 2rodetogether; andydevine; jamesstewart; jimmystewart; johnford; lindacristal; mfasa; richardwidmark; shirleyjones; western
Today's feature is patriotic conservative Republican acting great James Stewart's first film to be directed by legendary Western director John Ford. It's kind of a follow-up of sorts to Ford's earlier Western classic, "The Searchers".
1 posted on 04/06/2014 11:36:37 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan; RansomOttawa; Silentgypsy; 1010RD

ping


2 posted on 04/06/2014 11:38:15 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Great movie. Seen it 20 times.


3 posted on 04/06/2014 11:39:47 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ReformationFan

Not on Netflix...grrrr. I love Ford, Stewart and Widmark.


4 posted on 04/06/2014 11:48:22 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ReformationFan

It’s for sale on Amazon, but only Region 2 encoding! More grrrrr....


5 posted on 04/06/2014 11:50:09 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Ran into the same problem a couple of years ago when I went looking for it on DVD. My sister wound up downloading it off the internet and burning me a copy of it.


6 posted on 04/06/2014 11:59:47 AM PDT by FAA
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To: ReformationFan
This movie was filmed where John Wayne filmed The Alamo and the movie, Bandolero. If you notice the town is much the same in all three movies.
7 posted on 04/06/2014 12:06:58 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: ReformationFan

I’ve been looking forward to this—thank you!


8 posted on 04/06/2014 12:19:16 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (Make sure she doesn’t get ahold of the gom jabbar)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Widmark in his film debut, pushing an old lady in a wheelchair down the stairs:

Richard Widmark as Tommy Udo in "Kiss Of Death" (1947)

9 posted on 04/06/2014 12:42:21 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Silentgypsy

There is a wonderful John Ford biography (amazon/local library?) narrated by Bogdonavich, Speilberg and Eastwood that tells of Ford’s style and film effects accomplishments. One — is his use of the “horizon line” — spelled out perfectly by Speilberg.

As I remember the scene where Stewart and Ladd are alone by the river (I think one lighting a cigarette) is ad-libbed.


10 posted on 04/06/2014 12:46:22 PM PDT by bunster
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To: bunster

Oops - “Stewart and Widmark” (not Ladd)


11 posted on 04/06/2014 12:48:21 PM PDT by bunster
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To: ReformationFan

Good one. Thanks.


12 posted on 04/06/2014 12:50:28 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: vetvetdoug

Interesting. I’ll need to check that out next time I watch them.


13 posted on 04/06/2014 1:07:33 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Widmark was at his best as a psyco bad guy. You had to believe he was the devil incarnate.


14 posted on 04/06/2014 1:49:46 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: ReformationFan

On my list now...thanks RF


15 posted on 04/06/2014 3:19:45 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: bunster

I knew what you meant lol! Thanks! I’m not a film or literary critic. I just love good entertainment!


16 posted on 04/06/2014 4:39:45 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (Make sure she doesn’t get ahold of the gom jabbar)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Thanks for link!


17 posted on 04/06/2014 4:43:03 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (Make sure she doesn’t get ahold of the gom jabbar)
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To: vetvetdoug

Thanks for posting!


18 posted on 04/06/2014 4:44:21 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (Make sure she doesn’t get ahold of the gom jabbar)
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Oh, geez, I hope I didn’t sound like I “think” I’m a film critic — I’m not. But, I do live in LA where talk of something about film, or stars or whatever is probably mentioned every day.

Anyway that biography of Ford was so wonderful — his absolute love for John Wayne; shooting on location in Utah — said he had to get away from the “studio; and many, many scenes from our favorite films. Viewing it enhanced my enjoyment of old Westerns.

On that horizon line - I think the opening of The Searchers was the example. It is a view of a singular man on horseback some mile or so away riding across the screen left to right where the sky takes up at least 3/4 of the screen above him and about 1/4 of “dirt” at the bottom. He was the first to have done that and it is gorgeous. He taught that to Spielberg but I’ve never really looked into how Spielberg used it. (See I’m not much of a critic or I would have - right?)


19 posted on 04/06/2014 5:35:57 PM PDT by bunster
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