Who is John Ford

John Martin Feeney (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973), known professionally as John Ford, was an American film director and naval officer. He is renowned both for Westerns such as Stagecoach (1939), The Searchers (1956), and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) and adaptations of classic 20th century American novels such as The Grapes of Wrath (1940). He was the recipient of six Academy Awards including a record four wins for Best Director.

In a career of more than 50 years, Ford directed more than 140 films (although most of his silent films are now lost) and he is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers of his generation. Ford's work was held in high regard by his colleagues, with Akira Kurosawa, Orson Welles and Ingmar Bergman among those ...
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  • Dawn
    Fly hence, shadows, that do keep
    Watchful sorrows charm'd in sleep!
    Tho' the eyes be overtaken,
    Yet the heart doth ever waken...
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Heart 1 Love 1 Sleep 1 I Love You 1 Chain 1 Charm 1 Busy 1

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Robsonian: toronto hosed by justin trudeau and doug ford in consecutive budgets. this is on john tory as much as anyone. painful years ahead, imo. a long vacuum of responsible leadership at city hall has come home to roost now.
Graphicmatt: doug ford, 2023: don’t vote for mayoral candidates who voted to “defund” the police by cutting 10% from their budget. rob ford, 2011: the police must cut their budget by 10%.
Darkosteel: "if we consider the korean war, the vietnam war, the gulf war, the war in afghanistan and the iraq war, trump joins barack obama, bill clinton, ronald reagan, carter, ford, richard nixon, john f kennedy and dwight d eisenhower in not having officially
Caitcaitcaitlin: it disgusts me that doug ford uses the death of 16 year old to stoke fear in citizens of toronto to influence their choice of mayoral candidate. doug ford and john tory's austerity is directly the cause of the city's violence that has accumulated to this boiling point.
Gigz_saw: you're 45 minutes late to work, john. sorry, damn 15 minute city routing. your 70 minutes late today, john. it's these 15 minute city barricades, sir. sir, what's this? it's a 1968 ford f250 with a 460 engine, a holly 4-barrel carb and a brush guard. . john's on time to work now!
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge Poem
This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison
 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

[Addressed to Charles Lamb, of the India House, London]

In the June of 1797 some long-expected friends paid a visit
to the author's cottage; and on the morning of their arrival,
he met with an accident, which disabled him from walking
during the whole time of their stay. One evening, when they
had left him for a few hours, he composed the following
lines in the garden-bower.

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