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With A Camera

John Ford sits poolside. Photo courtesy of Criterion Collection.

I love John Ford. The man made some of the best films ever committed to celluloid. He also didn’t have time to sit back and dissect everything. He kept moving forward with his career.

In one of the more famous quotes that most filmmakers and film buffs hear about from him is the infamous answer to a question about how he filmed a particular scene while being interviewed by a young Peter Bogdanovich. John Ford’s answer is, much like his films, perfect.

“With a camera.”

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