How the West Was Won is an epic Western that follows the Prescott family bloodline during a 50-year period stretching 1839-1889. Spencer Tracy narrates the Oscar-winning film through its five main segments and an impressive epilogue showing the transformation of the West into the early 1960s. In particular, we see the Hoover Dam, the Four Level Interchange in Downtown Los Angeles, and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. It’s kind of like the ending…"How the West Was Won: An Epic Western at 60 Years"
Tag: John Ford
The Horse Soldiers gets a brand new 4K master as John Ford’s latter era Civil War Western gets a Blu-ray release from Kino Lorber. I’m hesitant to call it the beginning of the end. But in reading about the death of a stuntman and Ford getting getting up there in age, you can’t help but wonder. The film’s release wasn’t anything to write home about. Throw John Wayne and William Holden in the same film…"The Horse Soldiers Gets Brand New 4K Master"
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is the 31st title to join the Paramount Presents line and does so on a beautiful 4K Ultra HD disc. John Ford is one of the greatest filmmakers of all time when it comes to the moments between “action” and “cut.” This is one of his later period films and it teams up two of the biggest stars of the era. However, it would come to be the best…"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance on 4K Ultra HD"
Mister Roberts features a star-studded cast of actors while the Best Picture nominee beautifully translates from the stage to the screen. The film is based on the play, which in turn was based on the novel of the same name. In addition to Best Picture, the film would earn a Best Sound, Recording nomination and Jack Lemmon would win his first Oscar with a Best Supporting Actor win. Mister Roberts may be set during World…"Mister Roberts: Best Picture Nominee Is On Blu-ray"
Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War tells the stories of five film directors who enlisted to serve in the military during World War 2. John Ford, George Stevens, John Huston, William Wyler, and Frank Capra may be known best for their Oscar-winning films. What you might not know about the five directors are that they did their part during WW2. Thanks to Mark Harris’ brilliant book, we get insight…"Five Came Back by Mark Harris"