Ford's film similarly retells the violent episode of the gunfight-shootout at the ok corral (an actual historical event that occurred on the afternoon of october 26, 1881), the story of the duel between two families - the good one represented by the earps and the notorious one represented by the clanton family. The 1995 version also contains extra dialogue and shots and drops the frequent playing of the song my darling clementine from the soundtrack on april 28, 1947, henry fonda and cathy downs were joined by richard conte in performing a lux radio theatre version of the film. My darling clementine john ford takes on the legend of the ok corral shoot-out in this multilayered, exceptionally well-constructed western, one of the director's very best films. Auriol, jean-georges, lettre à john ford sur my darlingclementine, in revue du cinéma (paris), spring 1947 rieuperout, jean-louis, in quarterly of film, radio and television (berkeley), winter 1952.
This is the 13th video in my western wednesday series this is a review and synopsis of the 1946 film, my darling clementine, directed by john ford and starring henry fonda. John ford's 1946 classic film, my darling clementine, the story of wyatt earp and the ok corral gunfight, is anything but a forgotten film classic— it's one of the greatest movies of all-time and certainly one of my favorites however, several years ago, in 1994, university of california.
The wild west: an analysis of post-civil war tension in john ford's my darling clementine following the end of the united states' civil war, new territories had becomes states, notably what is now known as the west. But ford's westerns still wishfully lacked moral uncertainty when my darling clementine was made, its central hero righteous, its villain unquestionably evil history might not see eye to eye with the film's story, but it delineates the romantic american identity westerns sought to enable, onto which john ford branded to his name. Parents need to know that my darling clementine is a 1946 classic that features the lawlessness, vengeance, and gunplay typical of movies about the old west considered to be one of director john ford's masterpieces, the story mythologizes marshall wyatt earp and the infamous shootout at the ok corral. The theatrical version of john ford's my darling clementine receives a new transfer (taken from a new 4k restoration), and is being released by the criterion collection on blu-ray the dual-layer disc presents the film in its original aspect ratio of about 133:1 in 1080p/24hz. My darling clementine is a film full of gorgeous landscapes and photography, but at its core, it's a personal movie most of the film takes place in the town of tombstone, arizona, with the familiar monument valley setting mostly serving as a backdrop to some of the traveling scenes.
John ford, one of the film industry's most celebrated directors, was one of its pioneers his notable western, my darling clementine, portrays post-civil war east-versus-west differences through its clever plot and use of characters. W hat you see is what you get so said winston miller, coscreenwriter of john ford's my darling clementine (1946), in a terse rejoinder aimed at those searching for motivation, commentary, or other subtextual delights in the work. My darling clementine is a 1946 american western film directed by john ford and starring henry fonda as wyatt earp during the period leading up to the gunfight at the ok corral. John ford's my darling clementine is considered one of the great american westerns it's a film claimed as a favorite by directors sergio leone and sam peckinpah it's a film claimed as a favorite by directors sergio leone and sam peckinpah.
Analysis of a sequence from my darling clementine john ford's my darling clementine (1946) gives the viewer a rich connection between symbolism and theme throughout the course of the film the film's theme can be considered the expansion of american society into the civilized west and what this expansion meant in terms of the evolving american identity. Ford embellishes the project with a number of trademark visuals and plot lines - he steals from his own film my darling clementine at one point where stewart warns off a couple of gamblers who have just arrived in town - but the film comes nowhere near being a classic ford western. Film analysis john ford's my darling clementine is the greatest movie made in western, and it's also one f the most accurate version of film made by legend wyatt earp, but still this movie is one of the most entertaining film made ever (my darling clementine (1946) 2015. My darling clementine not rated | 1h 37min | biography , drama , western | november 1946 (uk) the earps battle the clantons at the ok corral in tombstone, arizona.
Oh my darling, clementine is an american western folk ballad in trochaic meter usually credited to percy montrose (1884), although it is sometimes credited to barker bradford the song is believed to have been based on another song called down by the river liv'd a maiden by h s thom. In the opening scenes of john ford's greatest western, my darling clementine (1946), he and his brothers are driving cattle east to kansas wyatt, virgil and morgan leave their kid brother james in charge of the herd and go into town for a shave and a beer.
A theatrical trailer for my darling clementine in an interesting comment on the times in which the film was shot, kim newman suggests in a booklet accompanying the film that the night sequences in. Auriol, jean-georges, lettre à john ford sur my darling clementine , in revue du cinéma (paris), spring 1947 rieuperout, jean-louis, in quarterly of film, radio and television (berkeley), winter 1952. John ford's elder brother francis appears in an uncredited bit in my darling clementine as an old soldier an actor since the early days of cinema and director of more than 170 silent films between 1912 and 1928, francis appeared in 32 of his younger brother's pictures.