5.0 out of 5 stars John Wayne
What more can you say about John Wayne and John Ford? It's great! All fans know exactly what I mean.
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1.0 out of 5 stars This is a travisty of a vidio of a great film; it's "EP".
The John Ford trilogy is something to see. However, this is an "extended play" version. Be prepared to see the navy blue uniforms as kelly green. Such is the distortion of "EP". Great price.
Published on Jun 25 1999 by Louis C
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5.0 out of 5 stars John Wayne,
This review is from: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon [Import] (DVD)What more can you say about John Wayne and John Ford? It's great! All fans know exactly what I mean.
4.0 out of 5 stars She Wore A yellow Ribbon,
This review is from: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (DVD)The two most important elements that make She Wore A Yellow Ribbon a great production are John Wayne and Monument Valley. John Ford, the producer, couldn't get enough of either and in the film they both take up a lot of movie reel space. If you like John Wayne, you will certainly be pleased with his acting in his leading role as a Cavalry Captain on the early west frontier. The same can be said for Monument Valley once you have been there, The classic panoramas of the magnificent vista's with their high desert grandeur, are like watching a travelogue of north-eastern Arizona. Joanne Dru and the other supporting actors are well cast in their
various parts in bringing to the screen this compelling story of hardship, dedication and love in the old west.
5.0 out of 5 stars vintage John Wayne,
This review is from: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon [Import] (DVD)This movie is a classic John Wayne western. Well cast with a good story and good acting, it is a good addition to any collection for someone who likes westerns
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great John Wayne Western,
This review is from: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon [Import] (DVD)I love John Wayne, I have 45 John Wayne DVD's and still collecting. This a great John Wayne western in the classic John Wayne fashion. Great story, great cast, and this DVD is a great buy. I do not like to review any movie as I do not want to give anything away about the movie, other than if it is goo or bad. If you are a collector, a John Wayne fan or need some good entertainment, I highly recommend this DVD movie as great.
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great John Wayne,
This review is from: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon [Import] (DVD)John Ford produced this as part of a trilogy and I recommend it if you liked the old westerns he produced. John Wayne was his usual superb self.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Duke and Ford ride the trail again...,
Monument Valley never looked better. The stormclouds are stunning, even if the fake lightning is not. And the sunsets! Only Technicolor can capture the colors with such brilliance!
While I prefer "Rio Grande" and the lamentably-not-on-DVD-yet "Fort Apache", "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" plays more as a quiet homage to the cavalry than the actionfests of the other two films. Not that this film is sparse on action! However, the focus here is most definitely on the honor and wisdom of the old guard.
As usual, Ford has many subtle threads woven in to the plot of the film that enhance the story with backstories that are only hinted at. The most notable of these is the former Confederate soldiers, now part of the U.S. Cavalry. Their honor is intact, and they are still true to their ideals, despite wearing the uniform of the Yankee. There is, we know, much more to their story, but we see just what we need to. Any more, and the real story would get lost, the focus moved to the wrong place. How many modern directors make the mistake of letting this happen again and again and again? Too many, for sure.
Some people have complained that John Wanye was a lousy actor, which I've always chalked up to a refusal to recognize talent in a celebrity simply through differences in personal taste. Like "The Searchers", "Red River", "The Horse Soldiers" and "The Sands of Iwo Jima" (also starring the late John Agar), there are solid moments in this film when DUKE delivers. Just look as he "gives his report" to his wife and children, when he writes out his protest to his commanding officer, and again, when he gets the memento of the silver watch from his troopers. The viewer's taste notwithstanding, it cannot be denied that DUKE could act.
The usual excellent Ford supporting players abound. Ben Johnson, Arthur Shields, Harry Carey Jr., and of course, the lovable Victor McLaglen (yet again playing a man named Quincannon), are all on hand. Paul Fix has a cameo as a gun-runner.
Two real-life Indian chiefs also appear. Chief John Big Tree appeared in several westerns (including "The Big Trail" and "Stagecoach", both with The DUKE), and is famous for being the original model for artist James Fraser when he crafted the indian head nickel. Chief Sky Eagle cameos in his only film appearance.
A touching and poignant western, it is a must see for fans of Ford, The DUKE, The U.S. Calvalry, or the Old West.
And, incidentally, this film was not shot in a widescreen format. It was shot in a 35mm, spherical process, with an aspect ratio of 1.37:1. In other words, it will show about the correct size when displayed on your standard TV screen.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a beautiful movie,
5.0 out of 5 stars THE SECOND LEG OF GREATNESS,
5.0 out of 5 stars John Wayne in his element,
5.0 out of 5 stars Yellow Ribbon,
"She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" won an academy award for it's color cinematography and it was well deserved. This is one beautiful film. Ford shot many of his westerns in Monument valley, this is his definitive Monument valley western, you really see alot of the landscape and clouds and it's glorious. The special features on this dvd has a short home movie of Ford and Wayne flying down to Mexico and hanging out back in the forties.
Own this one because it's one of those rare films you can, and will want to, watch over and over.
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