Lee Marvin as Liberty Valance (1962)
Vincent has kick-started his ongoing John Ford Blog-a-thon which lasts all week and ends July 9th. His blog is French, but he welcomes readers and blog-a-thon contributors from around the globe.
In all honesty I haven’t seen a lot of John Ford’s films myself but my favorites are Mogambo (1953), The Searchers (1956), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) and Donovan’s Reef (1963). A lot has been written about Ford and his contributions to American cinema and I’m not sure what I could bring to the topic, but I did want to spread the word about the John Ford Blog-a-thon so others could participate if they were so inclined and in the process share a little Lee Marvin goodness with you all. I really love tough guy Lee Marvin and I wish women were allowed to join The Sons of Lee Marvin. Maybe someone needs to start a semi-secret society called The Daughters of Lee Marvin?
Below is a terrific & insightful interview clip of Lee Marvin talking about his work with John Ford:
You can also find the rest of this interesting interview with Lee Marvin at this great YouTube channel.