Directors of Cinema- Episode 17: John Ford

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Greetings and welcome to yet another episode of Directors of Cinema. If you’re unfamiliar with our podcast, this is a show dedicated to the discussion of selected works of prominent filmmakers. Each week, host Matt Goudreau and guest talk about a particular director chosen by the co-host.

On this episode, Matt is joined once again by Nathanael Hood, a previous guest on episode 13 (Kevin Smith). This time, Nathanael chose to discuss his cinematic idol John Ford. With over 100 films to his name (not even including the films lost to time), the boys chose to format their conversation a little differently. They decided to choose a few films from each decade of his illustrious career starting with the 1920s-1960s. Some of the films mentioned include:

  • Four Sons
  • Stagecoach
  • The Long Grey Line
  • They Were Expendable
  • The Searchers
  • Men Without Women
  • Mogambo
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence 
  • 7 Women

As always, feel free to listen to the show directly or download it for later use.


Directors of Cinema – Episode 17- John Ford

Matt is a 21 year old film buff and recent graduate from The University of Rhode Island. Growing up in a small town in the smallest state, Matt began developing a taste in film and general geekdom at a young age. After years of watching various DC and Marvel animated television shows as a boy, Matt has become quite the afficinado in the realm of comic books. Towards the end of middle school, Matt began delving into the world of film by watching anything he could get his hands on. Nowadays, his tastes range from classic film noir and the mindbending works of David Cronenberg to the latest trends on the independent scene. Don't worry; he's still one for the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or DC animated adventure. Comics aren't the only source of literature Matt enjoys. He can sometimes be spotted reading the works of Stephen King or even the plays of William Shakespeare. As an aspiring film critic and screenwriter, Matt is always looking for inspiration and new ideas.