An examination of the character of doc holliday in the film my darling clementine by john ford

Wyatt Earp Fonda and his three brothers are moving cattle through the unforgiving, arid Arizona desert. On their way to California from Mexico, the men decide stop in Tombstone to rest and allow their already fragile herd of cattle to recuperate. Wyatt briefly speaks with an older gentleman by the name of Clanton Brennan who also raises cattle on a farm with his four sons. Clanton falsely tells Wyatt that Tombstone is a nice, calm town where he can get everything he needs.

An examination of the character of doc holliday in the film my darling clementine by john ford

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Previous Next John Ford: October 14, Screen captures below are taken from The Criterion Collection Blu-ray disc, but resolution has been reduced from x to x and slightly compressed. You may click on them to view the x image. I grew up watching westerns with him.

An examination of the character of doc holliday in the film my darling clementine by john ford

In the s I was a big fan of Tombstone and Wyatt Earp, two films that took on the legend and made it all the more appealing to me. When the film begins, the Earp brothers — Wyatt, Morgan, Virgil, and James — are driving cattle west the Earps never drove cattle, some shout.

The Earps will, however, stop and refresh themselves at Tombstone. You can see where this is going. In the meantime, he gets to know the tubercular Doc Holliday and with the eponymous Clementine, the woman who has chased a formerly respectable Doc Holliday from Boston.

This is where the film gets into its existential questions. Second, a player wanders into town ready to perform Shakespeare. Holliday has been suffering from tuberculosis for some time already.

It is probably what caused him to run away from Boston and his respectable medical practice and Clementine. Gitt talks about the changes, some of the reasons, and for me it was fascinating and enriched the film. Isenberg, author of Wyatt Earp: There are two NBC television reports: I love it when Criterion includes these old radio shows on the discs.

The edition also includes an insert featuring an essay by David Jenkins. Take a second to support The Mookse and the Gripes on Patreon!My Darling Clementine is a American Western film directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp during the period leading up to the gunfight at the OK Corral.

The ensemble cast also features Victor Mature (as Doc Holliday), Linda Darnell, Walter Brennan, Tim Starring: Henry Fonda, Victor Mature, Linda Darnell, Walter Brennan. MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (rating, * * * * ½ out of 5) Adapted from the book 'Wyatt Earp, Frontier Marshal' by Stuart N.

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Engel, Winston Miller and Sam Hellman, and the great director himself John Ford, offer this most atmospheric depiction of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and the most famous of shootouts in Western folk-lore. “Stagecoach” () A landmark film, a defining Western, a career-reinvigorating title for Ford and a star-making one for John Wayne —if “Stagecoach” is not Ford’s most complex or.

But tellingly, though Ford would film the character twice, neither time did he cast Wayne —”Cheyenne Autumn” has James Stewart in the role, while in “My Darling Clementine” it’s Henry.

Audio Commentary - John Ford biographer Joseph McBride sits down for an insightful and informative commentary (recently recorded in ) that really gets under the film's skin. McBride calls 'My Darling Clementine' "an optimistic film shadowed with darkness" and a "consciously mythical" movie heavily influenced by Ford's recent war service.

John Ford’s classic film, My Darling Clementine, the story of Wyatt Earp and the O.K. Corral gunfight, is anything but a forgotten film classic— it’s one of the greatest movies of all-time and certainly one of my favorites.

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