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Rita Hayworth
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Re: FORT APACHE

Postby Rita Hayworth » April 29th, 2014, 12:24 am

Thanks for another 6 more batches ... Incredible Paula ... some of these pictures can be "Masterpieces" ... Thanks for sharing these!

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Re: FORT APACHE

Postby pvitari » April 29th, 2014, 7:39 am

Hi Erik and April, so glad you like the screencaps. Ford is indeed the most painterly of film directors and I am always captivated by the composition and beauty of his frame. They always go so deep -- the frames just seem to go on forever into the beyond. And that's a great quote from Scott Eyman and I totally agree. In my own little not particularly original essay I posted on the Ben page (in the Ford Films section), I noted that Fort Apache is the most emotionally ambiguous and bittersweet of the cavalry trilogy and its ending is marked not just by who is there but by who is absent. Aw... *sniffles* again! That dang John Ford (and everyone who worked with him).

Um... what batch am I up to? Oh yes... thirteenth batch! The lucky one. :)

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Re: FORT APACHE

Postby pvitari » April 29th, 2014, 7:44 am

Fourteenth batch

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Stay tuned for more later today. :)

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Re: FORT APACHE

Postby pvitari » April 29th, 2014, 2:29 pm

Fifthteenth batch

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Re: FORT APACHE

Postby pvitari » April 29th, 2014, 2:34 pm

Sixteenth batch!

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Well, more dancing later! ;)
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Re: FORT APACHE

Postby Rita Hayworth » April 29th, 2014, 4:25 pm

These are great screencaps and just can't believe there is going to be more ... man keep them coming Paula! :)

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Re: FORT APACHE

Postby pvitari » April 30th, 2014, 1:16 pm

Here's more, Erik! :) Col. Thursday gets my vote as the world's biggest party-pooper ever.

Seventeenth batch

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Re: FORT APACHE

Postby pvitari » April 30th, 2014, 1:21 pm

Eighteenth batch

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Fingerpointing!
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More later. :)

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Re: FORT APACHE

Postby Rita Hayworth » April 30th, 2014, 1:37 pm

Thanks again, appreciate it very much ... :)

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Re: FORT APACHE

Postby tinker » April 30th, 2014, 6:17 pm

Paula

Thank you for all those stills, they are truly breathtaking.

As you say those pictures are artistry. Something that did strike me and maybe its because most of the scenes were done in one or two takes, is that what we are seeing is a glimpse of someone else's world rather than a play. I mean when you look at each scene, the actors are immersed in each other and what is happening. No one from Wayne and Fonda to extras seems to be looking toward the camera or the "audience". Its in their eyes. They are looking at the action or the distance or the other characters, and not all eyes are focused on the same spot as would happen in a candid picture of a real event. Like Shirley Temple moving so she could glance toward Henry Fonda in the grand march.

The other thing seems to be that the scenes aren't staged around the stars, who seem to move in and out of the sceneso that you don't get the feeling the other characters are just there for background. Not that Fonda and Wayne and Shirley Temple were not so charismatic your eye isn't drawn to them, even when they are right on the edge of a scene but you can see everything is focused around the story, not the lead actor in the centre of the screen and everything rather unnaturally is staged around them. Not sure how much sense I am making


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Re: FORT APACHE

Postby pvitari » April 30th, 2014, 10:07 pm

Hi, Tinker, you make perfect sense. Ford created worlds unto themselves with his films, and while each actor gave a wonderful performance that you can admire for its individual artistry, they were all part of Ford's vision, and I believe they all knew it and they worked very hard to fit into that vision. Even big ole adorable slices of ham like Victor McLaglen were doing exactly what Pappy wanted.

Nineteenth batch

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More fingerpointing. :)
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And more fingerpointing. :)
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Lots of fingerpointing in this movie. :)
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Re: FORT APACHE

Postby pvitari » April 30th, 2014, 10:11 pm

Twentieth batch

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Nighty-night. More tomorrow. :)

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Re: FORT APACHE

Postby Rita Hayworth » May 1st, 2014, 6:21 am

I do recall seeing lots of fingerpointing in this movie and these images points it out ... thanks again for these marvelous images ... Paula!

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Re: FORT APACHE

Postby pvitari » May 1st, 2014, 12:12 pm

Heigh ho on to the...

Twenty-first batch

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Re: FORT APACHE

Postby pvitari » May 1st, 2014, 12:19 pm

Twenty-second batch

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Ben Johnson doubling for Henry Fonda
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There's Ben again on the left leading the horse the bugler is falling off of (he got shot) :(
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More Ben again on the left
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Ben doubling for Henry Fonda in the big horse fall. I hate horse falls. Not because of the stuntman who might get injured -- I can't stand to see the poor horse crash to the ground.
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More later! :)


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