John Ford fans are having a field day, what with the DVD set "Ford at Fox" (which recently received a special award from the National Society of Film Critics), and now a John Ford film festival at the Egyptian Theatre, which begins tonight with 1924's "The Iron Horse," his western about the building of the transcontinental railroad (Pictured: Henry Fonda, right). "He was a well-regarded mid-level director up to that point," says historian Robert Birchard, who will introduce the epic. "This is the picture that put Ford on the map. The beauty of the film is in re-creating the experience of building the railroad across the country -- the sense of being there while the railroad is being built." "The Iron Horse," screening tonight at 7:30 at the Egyptian Theatre. (323) 466-FILM or go to www .egyptiantheatre.com
For The Record Los Angeles Times Saturday, February 09, 2008 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 56 words Type of Material: Correction John Ford series: An article in The Guide on Thursday about a John Ford film festival at the Egyptian Theatre referred to the opening film, "The Iron Horse," and showed a photo of Henry Fonda. The photo, however, showed Fonda in a scene from "The Grapes of Wrath," which screens today as part of the series.
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