Fort Apache (1948)

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    • Hello again. I didn't mean to sound like a purist snob or anything, it's just that I thought that making B&W films in color would be kind of strange. I don't know much about it. How do they know what color things are supposed to be? And why do they do it? I mean it seems to me to do that would be kind of expensive to reproduce something in color. I have no idea.
    • I was just over on Amazon to recheck on when the John Ford-John Wayne Collection was coming out. I read about the Fort apache DVD and they will a feature on there called Monument Valley:John Ford Country and that the film itself will be digitally remastered from the original nitrate film elements. Sounds like it's going to look fabulous on screen.
    • Originally posted by WaynamoJim@May 27 2006, 09:21 PM
      I was just over on Amazon to recheck on when the John Ford-John Wayne Collection was coming out. I read about the Fort apache DVD and they will a feature on there called Monument Valley:John Ford Country and that the film itself will be digitally remastered from the original nitrate film elements. Sounds like it's going to look fabulous on screen.
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      I bet it will be. I'm going to order my copy along with Decision Before Dawn and Along Came Jones, on June 6th. :D
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • I am having trouble with all these DVD's that keep coming out, well not really. Its just so hard to keep up with all this stuff!!! I wish I could pace myself!!

      I look forward to Fort Apache on DVD as the only copy I have is a DVD from Singapore I think. Its watchable but that's about it.
      Life is hard, its even harder when your stupid!!
      -John Wayne
    • Does anyone here have an absolute favorite scene from this movie that tops everything else in the movie?

      Reason I ask is that after buying the DvD of Fort Apache, and rewatching it a few times. This gave me a chance to REALLY look at some of the scenes more carefully and to watch the expressions on the faces of the actors in said scenes.

      For instance, there are two scenes that really stand out for me in this fine movie.

      1) The scene after the Cavalry had showed up at Mr. Meecham's trading post/reservation, in which the four Sergeants are ordered to not only destroy the Winchester Rifles but the crate with two kegs of frontier whiskey in it. Well, the scene that this is leading up to that i'm ranting about is the very next one where you see Sergeant Mulcahy in the Guardhouse. Sergeant Major Michael O'Roarke is rip-roaring mad as he arrives at the guardhouse and calls for the prisoners to be brought outside. I love it when he yells out to the now ex-sergeants.
      PRIVATE MULCAHY......PRIVATE SHATTUCK.......PRIVATE QUINCANNON...AND PRIVATE BEAUFORT!!...............

      Volunteers for the Manuer pile............. I just love watching the expression on Victor McLaglen's face during these scenes.

      The 2nd scene:

      2) This is just after the Colonel says: "I want two troops to the north and one to the east" and John Wayne says: "That's suicide Colonel." Col: "Captain York, you are relieved of command of your troop. I have no time for cowardice and you are to be with the wagon train in safety on the hill." (Or something similar to that) What I love about these scenes and that make it really stick out is watching the Duke's facial expressions at being surprised at being relieved of his command as well as being called a coward. The Duke's acting was so good that I thought that the dialog in this scene could have been improvised a bit because the Duke's reactions to what was said went from being merely frustrated with the Colonel to showing surprise to extreme anger.

      Anyway, I can't have just one favorite scene from this movie but, the two listed above are my favorites. If anyone replies, i'd like to hear what your favorite scene(s) were and why?
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • Gosh, there's so many great scenes in Fort Apache, it's hard to pick out just one. But, here goes...

      I really enjoy the scenes between Colonel Thursday and Sergeant Major O'Roarke. The ones in particular would be when Colonel Thursday says that is his impression that only sons of fathers who won the congressional medal of honor can go to west point, and the sergeant says back "that is my impression too".

      And also where where the young 2nd Lt. Michael Shannon O'Roarke is out with Philadelphia on a ride, and you can feel the tension in the fort, as the lines of communication have been cut by the indians.

      And lastly, the fact that the Colonel is constantly mixing up O'Roarke names with other Irish-like last names.

      Just a great, great movie!
    • Hi Ringo,
      Why you are not redirect this thread to the movie descussions - the right place for that. And I also think it will be interesting to return and descuss all films from the new Wayne-Ford collection in their threads.
      Regards,
      Vera :rolleyes:
    • Originally posted by Senta@Jul 6 2006, 01:32 AM
      Hi Ringo,
      Why you are not redirect this thread to the movie descussions - the right place for that. And I also think it will be interesting to return and descuss all films from the new Wayne-Ford collection in their threads.
      Regards,
      Vera :rolleyes:
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      Hi Senta, that never occurred to me. I had completely forgotten about those sections. :headbonk: :D Thanks for the reminder my dear. :) Also, I guess I do have a lame excuse for forgetting. Out of the last nine DvD's I bought, only three of them were John Wayne movies. :blink: 1) Tall In the Saddle, 2) Fort Apache, 3) and I forgot the title to the third one :rolleyes:

      Take care and Cheers_- C.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • Duke's Movie Locations

      Most of the movie was made here in


      GOOSENECKS STATE PARK- UTAH</span>


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      Goosenecks State Park is a state park in the state of Utah in the United States. It overlooks a deep meander of the San Juan River. Millions of years ago, the Monument Upwarp forced the river to carve incised meanders over 1,000 feet (305 meters) deep as the surrounding landscape slowly rose in elevation. Eroded by water, wind, frost, and gravity, this is truly a magnificent viewpoint.
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      Keith
      London- England
    • Keith;

      I hate to keep "Stepping On Your Spurs," :angry: But the Biggest part of Monument Valley is in Arizona and just a Few of the Smaller Butts are in Utah, the Biggest Part of Monument Valley in Utah is just North of Sentinel Mesa and is mostly flat and runs almost to the Town of Mexican Hat in Utah. :huh:

      I Hate to say it but most the people that Do These Storys have never been to the Southwestern part of the U.S. Much Less To Monument Valley. :(

      It does not much difference any how as the Navajos say that they are a Nation, and have their Police, Laws and Government that you must Live by when you are on their Land. They say that Monument Valley is in The Navajo Nation!!! :D

      Go to the Map Below and it Will show you the where every thing is in Monument Valley. :rolleyes:


      MONUMENT VALLEY

      Bill :cowboy:

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