Jane Darwell and Ward Bond; Harry Carey, Jr. and Ben Johnson.
Francis Ford, John Ford's brother (with Ward Bond); Hank Worden.
Expressionist mise-en-scene--principally in the non-Westerns (e.g., The Fugitive).
But sometimes in the Westerns, too--as in Wagonmaster's opening scene.
Monument Valley: Ford directing The Searchers (1956)
View Peter Bogdanovich's attempt to interview Ford in Monument Valley (in RealVideo).
Introduced in Stagecoach (1939; left) and also used in Wagonmaster (right), The Searchers (below), and many others.
The Searchers: Opening and Closing Scenes
Low camera angle: How Green Was My Valley and Wagonmaster.
Low angle: close-up from The Fugitive.
Framing devices: How Green Was My Valley--Mr. Gruffydd watches Angharad's wedding.
View QuickTime movie of balcony scene.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
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