Film Weakest Link: John Ford - Round Three

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Oatsdad, Jun 5, 2012.

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Pick the THREE Weakest Links

Poll closed Jun 6, 2012.
  1. Stagecoach

    16.7%
  2. Grapes of Wrath

    16.7%
  3. My Darling Clementine

    53.3%
  4. Fort Apache

    53.3%
  5. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

    53.3%
  6. Rio Grande

    40.0%
  7. Searchers

    13.3%
  8. Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    30.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Location:
    Alexandria VA
    Thanks to a miraculous lack of ties, we were able to eliminate the desired four films last round: "Young Mr. Lincoln", "Mister Roberts", "How Green Was My Valley" and "The Quiet Man".

    That leaves us with eight and one more multiple elimination round. Vote off the THREE weakest links!
  2. MilesSmiles

    MilesSmiles Gort Oenologist Staff

    My Darling Clementine
    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
    Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  3. keef00

    keef00 Forum Resident

    My Darling Clementine
    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
    Fort Apache
  4. Yankee8156

    Yankee8156 Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York
    The Cavalry Trilogy

    I consider the elimination of the Quiet Man to be an insult by the forum to all Irish Americans!
  5. adriatikfan

    adriatikfan Well-Known Member

    My Darling Clementine
    She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    Best Wishes
    David
  6. MilesSmiles

    MilesSmiles Gort Oenologist Staff

    It's just the luck of the Irish. ;)
  7. Solaris

    Solaris a bullet in flight

    Location:
    New Orleans, LA
    My Darling Clementine, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence.

    Somehow I missed round two. You guys are quick!
  8. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Alexandria VA
    I'm half-Irish - should I be half-insulted? :D

    (I was one of those who voted to lose it... :hide:)
  9. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Location:
    Alexandria VA
    Each round gets 24 hours - no more, no less! :)
  10. Clementine
    Fort Apache
    Yellow Ribbon
  11. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

    Location:
    Durham
    That was quick. Had to go for Rio Grande, Liberty Valance and Stagecoach. Love them all, however.
  12. gd0

    gd0 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

    Location:
    Golden Gate
    My Darling Clementine
    Fort Apache
    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

    Not happy.

    And now I gotta scramble to protect The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance?

    The idea is to vote for the weakest link. TMWSLV ain't it.

    :confused: :confused: :confused:
  13. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Alexandria VA
    I was surprised "Mister Roberts" went so soon, too...
  14. davenav

    davenav Forum Resident

    Location:
    NYC USA
    I have not voted at all because there are no 'weak' films in this bunch, or the previous ones. We're talking about the greatest American director (in my opinion).
  15. Marty Milton

    Marty Milton Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Urbana, Illinois
    I only voted for one last round, but I just can't vote to eliminate any other movies, from my favorite director. People who haven't seen many of these movies are really missing some great movies.
  16. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

    Location:
    Durham
    Difficult, isn't it? My favourite is Clementine and it's going...
  17. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Location:
    Alexandria VA
    These threads aren't meant to solely eliminate "weak" films. That's what makes them interesting: you need to eliminate what you perceive as the weakEST of the bunch.

    If you think every movie John Ford made is of identical quality, I guess you're out of luck, but I find it hard to imagine anyone believes there's no variation in quality among his films.

    I think it's a misconception that a vote to eliminate a film in the WLs equals an indication you think that film is "bad". I vote to drop great films all the time - it's the nature of the WL beast...
  18. htom

    htom Active Member

    Location:
    Montreal, Canada
    There's always been a question of how much of the footage Ford shot is left in the final cut, I think, leaving aside the issue that Mervyn LeRoy reportedly tried to maintain Ford's style while he was directing. And then there is the question of how much of the film was actually directed by Joshua Logan, who isn't even credited...