Brother Feeney — Francis Ford

Elder brother to John Ford, Francis Ford had a long and distinguished career – as actor, director, writer, producer – in his own right. His influence on the younger, and more famous, Ford was far more complex than first imagined.
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Chains of Dreams: Carl Th. Dreyer

“Are the characters responsible for the emotions which destroy them? This is a secret that belongs to the heart and is the constant wonder of Day of Wrath.” With remarkable precision, Tag Gallagher extracts the passions that lie at the heart of Dreyer’s films.
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Straub Anti-Straub

Tag Gallagher notes that Pedro Costa describes his film on Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub, Où gît votre sourire enfoui?, as “anti-Straubian”. Gallagher offers a vibrant discussion of Costa’s cinema via the Straubs, and the Straubs’ cinema via Costa’s.
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Ford Till ’47

“The essential Ford composition is a person acting freely within a geometric space,” writes Gallagher in this close look at the first half of a great and complex career.