EFC II #130 – How Green Was My Valley (1941)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#130 – How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Dir. John Ford
Starring: Donald Crisp, Roddy McDowall, Maureen O’Hara, Walter Pidgeon, Sara Allgood, Anna Lee, Patric Knowles, John Loder

The one hundred and thirtieth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, John Ford’s picturesque production of a small Welsh mining town story, How Green Was My Valley.

Recorded in December 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Picture (Darryl F. Zanuck), Best Director (John Ford), Best Supporting Actor (Donald Crisp), Best Black-and-White Cinematography (Arthur Charles Miller), Best Black-and-White Art Direction (Richard Day, Nathan H. Juran, Thomas Little)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I loved the timelessness of this film, it’s melodramatic but it still swept me away with the quaint story.

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EFC II #64 – Stagecoach (1939)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#64 – Stagecoach (1939)
Dir. John Ford
Starring: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell, Louise Platt, George Bancroft, Donald Meek, Berton Churchill, Tim Holt, Tom Tyler

The sixty-forth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, John Ford’s iconic western, marking his first team up with the legendary John Wayne, Stagecoach.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, absolutely, an excellent western, and an excellent film in general.

EFC II #41 – The Quiet Man (1952)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#41 – The Quiet Man (1952)
Dir. John Ford
Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen, Mildred Natwick, Francis Ford, Eileen Crowe, May Craig, Arthur Shields

The forty-first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a stunningly shot John Ford/John Wayne team up, the romantic comedy drama, The Quiet Man.

Recorded in July 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Director (John Ford), Best Photography (Winton C. Hoch, Archie Stout)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Definitely, a brilliant film, I fell in love with it.