Ford became a director long before that other great creator of visual beauty on the screen, Josef von Sternbergand his films constitute a parallel tradition to those of Sternberg and his followers. Tag Gallagher's excellent book on John Ford is important.
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People from nations all over the world come to America for the chance to achieve this legendary dream of freedom, opportunity, and the “all American family”.
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