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The Plot Thickens
Our fifth season is Decoding John Ford, a seven-episode series about cinema's most mysterious auteur. Using scores of never-before-heard archival interviews, host Ben Mankiewicz strips back John Ford's self-spun mythology to reveal his brilliance behind the camera – alongside the often ugly, uncomfortable truths about his life and movies, asking whether we can ever truly separate art from the artist. Decoding John Ford starts June 6.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 4,987 ratings
Fascinating and Infuriating
Yet another wonderful installment in this ongoing series, but I have to object to the script in episode one when referring to Ford’s actions kidnapping a crew member’s baby and risking that child’s life as “reckless and irresponsible,” a description that could equally apply to a teenager...Read full review »
Tess McK via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/14/24
Love this podcast
The story of John Ford is so good!
Winnifred165 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/24
This is awesome…..
But please pronounce the dad’s county of origin as GALL-way….We’re Irish….We often don’t make sense!
Magalla704 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/11/24
Recent Episodes
Ford is finally in the military and his first assignment is… to make a sex ed film for soldiers! Soon he sees real combat and is injured while filming the battle of Midway. He’s nursed back to health with the help of John Wayne, while his Midway movie wins an Oscar and becomes a favorite of...
Published 06/20/24
John Ford buys a yacht, where he cavorts, drinks and vacations. But he also keeps an eye on the looming threat in Europe, and uses his new vessel to enlist in the Naval Reserve. He rises through Hollywood and turns his friends into stars, including John Wayne – though he's increasingly abusive...
Published 06/13/24
Published 06/13/24
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