Facsimile Podcast #21: The Act of Seeing
Series 1, Episode 5:
The Iron Horse (John Ford; 1924)
This week on The Act of Seeing . . .
The first edition of The John Ford Movie Mystery . . . Tom and Stuart discuss 1924's The Iron Horse . . . The Epic in early American filmmaking . . . Dysfunctional dramaturgy/Fordian prototypes . . . What you see vs. What you're told . . . George O'Brien . . . From Reverence to Horseplay . . . Troubling racial politics . . . The old production paradigm . . . Frank Borzage's brother . . . A golden spike is driven into the earth, as the program concludes