Masters of the Western: John Ford vs Howard Hawks

John Ford and Howard Hawks were, arguably, the greatest directors in the history of the western genre. However, their themes and styles varied considerably: Ford’s central concerns were the family and community while Hawks’s heroes tended to be self-reliant individuals. The day will look at a range of films from Ford’s My Darling Clementine and The Searchers to Hawks’s Red River and Rio Bravo.


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