Link Roundup – The John Ford Blogathon

We made it! The John Ford Blogathon has reached the end of its run. I would like to once again express my thanks to all the participants and readers throughout the ‘thon, which was a rousing success. Thank you, all! Here below are all the participating posts (over 40 different contributions); if you wrote a piece that is not included below PLEASE leave a comment with a link so I can add it to the roster.

Vulnavia Morbius (Christianne Benedict) of Krell Laboratories on Stagecoach (1939) and How Green Was My Valley (1941):
Along The Scenic Route
How Green Was My Valley

Gary Cahall from MovieFanFare on Up The River (1930) – Up The River: When Tracy Met Bogie

Lee Price’s six essays on Wagon Master (1950):
Be Gentle Now
Ben Johnson as the Wagon Master
Wagon Master’s Promised Land
John Ford in Navajo Country
Grandma’s Take on Wagon Master
Portrait of the Artist as a Hoochie Coochie Dancer

David Meuel on Six Superb, Under-Appreciated Women’s Roles in the Films of John Ford

Silver Screenings on The Sun Shines Bright (1953) – John Ford’s Theatre of Faux Piety

Jon Oye at Contemplations on Classic Movies and Music on My Darling Clementine (1946) and Donovan’s Reef (1963), as well as a John Ford gallery:
John Ford Prints the Legend: My Darling Clementine
Pax Pacifica: Donovan’s Reef
John Ford Gallery

Mark Mayerson from Mayerson on Animation on Submarine Patrol (1938), and a seven-part series on the Elements of a Scene from The Grapes of Wrath (1940):
Objective and Motive
Conflict, Obstacles and Resolution
Character Arc
Suspense and Surprise

Andrew Wickliffe of The Stop Button on The Whole Town’s Talking (1935)

Sean Gallagher at The Joy and Agony of Movies on They Were Expendable (1945)

Roderick Heath of Ferdy on Films on 7 Women (1966)

The Round Place in the Middle on Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) – John Ford’s People…Lana Martin

Dan Day at The Hitless Wonder on The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Leticia at Crítica Retrô on The Iron Horse (1924) [site in Portuguese with a translation button]

Caftan Woman on The Informer (1935) – Ford and The Informer

Fritzi Kramer from Movies Silently on Bucking Broadway (1917) – Bucking Broadway A Silent Film Review

Christy Putnam on Maureen O’Hara and John Ford’s Way With Women

W.B. Kelso at Micro-Brewed Reviews on The Searchers (1956) – A Rescue or a Reckoning?: That Is The Question

Dan of The Public Transportation Snob on She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Leah Williams from Cary Grant Won’t Eat You on Mister Roberts (1955) – A Strange Mess: Mister Roberts

Jenni at portraitsbyjenni on Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

Marilyn Ferdinand from Ferdy on Films on The Quiet Man (1952)

Michael Parent of Cinephiliaque on 7 Women (1966)

Aurora from Once Upon a Screen… on Rio Grande (1950)

Emily at The Vintage Cameo on My Darling Clementine (1946)

Girls Do Film on The Grapes of Wrath (1940) – Ford, Fonda and The Grapes of Wrath

Ivan Shreve from Thrilling Days of Yesteryear on The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)

Willow at Curtsies and Hand Grenades on Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) – Heroism in Young Mr. Lincoln

Kellee Pratt of Outspoken and Freckled on The Quiet Man (1952) – My Irish Heart Can Be Found in The Quiet Man

Stacia at She Blogged By Night on Fort Apache (1948)

Mildred Fierce of Mildred’s Fatburgers on The Lost Patrol (1934)

Duvien Ho at Dammaged Goods on Donovan’s Reef (1963)

Wade Sheeler from The Black Maria on Two Rode Together (1961) – When John Ford Stumbles: Two Rode Together

Yours truly on four different topics – motherly love, Ford’s films with Will Rogers, children in Ford’s films, and the heroic criminal:
A Mother’s Love
Will and Jack
Suffer the Little Children
Criminal Heroes

A massive resource for all things John Ford: Directed by John Ford

2 thoughts on “Link Roundup – The John Ford Blogathon

    1. Hello! I apologize for missing your write-up on UP THE RIVER (which was one of my absolute favorites from the Ford at Fox set); you have been duly added to the blogroll. There seemed to be a couple of crossover posts, but by and large, it seemed as though there was a great variety of Ford films that people wrote about. Thank you very much for participating in the ‘thon!



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