February Swag: Cinema in the Month of Love [UPDATED]

John Ford | Feb 1

John-Ford-1February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973                                 Cape Elizabeth, Maine

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Best Director Oscars (4)

1953 Won Oscar The Quiet Man (1952)
1942 Won Oscar How Green Was My Valley (1941)
1941 Won Oscar The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
1940 Nominated Oscar Stagecoach (1939)
1936 Won Oscar The Informer (1935)

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“Only a true, passionate filmmaker could have made this picture.”– Scorsese on Aronofsky’s “mother!”

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“Before I actually saw mother!, I was extremely disturbed by all of the severe judgments of it. Many people seemed to want to define the film, box it in, find it wanting and condemn it. And many seemed to take joy in the fact that it received an F grade from Cinemascore. This actually became a news story — mother! had been “slapped” with the “dreaded” Cinemascore F rating, a terrible distinction that it shares with pictures directed by Robert Altman, Jane Campion, William Friedkin and Steven Soderbergh.

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