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9 John Wayne Movies Were Considered ‘Significant’ by the Library of Congress – My Blog

Actor John Wayne starred in a wide assortment of movies primarily rooted in the Western and war genres. He had a signature walk and a slow, booming voice that commanded moviegoers’ attention. However, only nine of Wayne’s movies were selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” They select 25 film each year for this high honor. However, the Wayne films that made the cut aren’t all the obvious picks.‘The Big Trail’ (1930)

Raoul Walsh’s The Big Trail follows Breck Coleman (Wayne), as he leads an adventure with hundreds of settlers seeking to travel from the Mississippi River out West for greater opportunities. However, there are many potentially fatal dangers along the way.
The 1930 feature marked the actor’s first leading role, although it was as a major box-office flop . However, it was only the beginning of the movies that Wayne would make for the rest of his career.‘Baby Face’ (1933)
Alfred E. Green’s Baby Face tells the story of Lily Powers (Barbara Stanwyck), who has become accustomed to the sexual exploitation of men. She finally decides to change the power dynamic, taking advantage of the powerful, yet clueless men at the big city bank where she works. She plans to make her way to the very top of the corporate ladder.

Wayne appeared briefly in Baby Face as one of Lily’s lovers, making this one of the smaller roles in the movies on this list.‘Stagecoach’ (1939)
John Ford’s Stagecoach is about an unlikely group traveling on a stagecoach toward New Mexico in the 1880s. Along the way, they come across escaped outlaw named Ringo Kid (Wayne) and the looming threat of an Apache attack in the Wild West.
All of Wayne’s movies come back to the 1939 classic, which ultimately launched the actor into stardom. This collaboration with Ford proved that he could carry a film, even when he’s amongst an ensemble cast.‘Red River’ (1948)
Howard Hawks’ Red River takes Thomas Dunson (Wayne) on a cattle drive journey to Missouri in search of a better price. However, Thomas’ increasingly tyrannical behavior creates undeniable tension and frustration along the way. His adopted son, Matt Garth (Montgomery Clift), takes matters into his own hands and leads a mutiny.
The iconic fistfight between Wayne and Clift made Red River one of the Western star’s most memorable movies. Additionally, it showed another side of the actor’s talents.‘The Quiet Man’ (1952)
Ford’s The Quiet Man sees a retired boxer named Sean Thornton (Wayne) returning to his birthplace in a small Irish village in the 1920s. He falls in love with the quick-to-anger Mary Kate Danaher (Maureen O’Hara), but her brother, Will (Victor McLaglen), doesn’t approve.
The Quiet Man marked one of the rare occasions where Wayne made a movie outside of the Western and war genres, and it proved successful.‘The Searchers’ (1956)
Ford’s The Searchers follows Ethan Edwards (Wayne), an American Civil War veteran, who will need to set out on a journey to save his niece from Comanches after they killed the rest o fhis brother’s family on their Texas farm.
The Searchers remains one of Wayne and Ford’s most widely celebrated movies of their careers. It’s also hailed as one of the greatest Western films ever made.‘Rio Bravo’ (1959)
Hawks’ Rio Bravo is a dramatic Western that centers around a small-town sheriff named John T. Chance (Wayne) in the American West. He must work with an unlikely group of allies to hold a criminal in jail for his crimes. However, his brother is a dangerous local bad guy who is willing to do anything to free him.
After Wayne turned down the chance to star in High Noon , he wanted Rio Bravo to act as his response to the film that he called “un-American.”‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance’ (1962)
Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance jumps back in time after a senator named Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart) returns to a small Western town for the funeral of Tom Doniphon (Wayne). The important politician shares his memory of how the unlikely pair grew rather close.
This Western classic became iconic for many reasons, including Wayne’s repeated use of the word “pilgrim.”‘How the West Was Won’ (1962)
Ford, Henry Hathaway, and George Marshall’s How the West Was Won is a family saga that covers many years of the West’s developments in the 19th century. The segments explore the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.
Wayne starred as William Tecumseh Sherman in Ford’s Civil War segment. The overall film went down as one of Hollywood’s greatest epics, winning three Academy Awards for Best Writing, Sound, and Film Editing.

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John Wayne or Jeff Bridges, who plays the role of Rooster Cogburn well? – My Blog

Two movies made 50 years apart, both based on a novel by the same name. Two different iconic actors took turns playing the rough-and-tumble marshal Rooster Cogburn in their respective versions of “True Grit.” John Wayne played him in the 1969 version, Jeff Bridges in 2010. Both were celebrated critically. Now, Duke’s official Instagram account is comparing the performances to see which one did it better.Of course, the question was posed by the John Wayne account. So it’s safe to say the people who responded in the comments were at least slightly biased toward the 1969 version.

Then again, both Rooster Cogburn actors were nominated for Academy Awards for their performances. So it’s really anybody’s game.“John Wayne & Jeff Bridges were both nominated for Oscars for their performance as Rooster Cogburn. Which version of the movie is your favorite, 1969 or 2010?” the Instagram caption read.

In the world of remakes, few movies do as much justice to their original counterparts as the 2010 version of “True Grit” from the Coen Brothers. There was no consensus among fans whatsoever. But some of the most popular sentiments seemed to be that the 1969 “True Grit” with John Wayne as Cogburn featured the more iconic performance. Though, many fans thought the 2010 movie was closer to the source text than the original.

“I have to fall on the side of the Duke. BUT, that’s the BEST remake of a film, I’ve ever seen! Loved them both,” a fan replied to the Instagram post.“2010 Much richer film and truer to the book’s feel. Wayne was robbed of an Oscar for the Searchers and this was a lifetime achievement award,” another added.Two Versions of ‘True Grit,’ Two Very Different Approaches to Character . One of the biggest complaints John Wayne fans had of Jeff Bridges’ approach to Rooster Cogburn was how disheveled he appeared.

“Jeff Bridges was horrible had marbles in house mouth and portrait Roster as a slob,” another fan replied to the post from John Wayne’s estate.But a different fan pointed out that, indeed, the portrayal of Rooster Cogburn in the novel by Charles Portis was one of a slobbish man.This isn’t to say that the Bridges performance is better for accuracy. It’s just that Henry Hathaway, the director of the 1969 “True Grit,” and the Coen brothers took different approaches to their movies. As a result, the actors contrasted greatly in their portrayals of Rooster Cogburn.

At the end of the day, however, the win may have to go to John Wayne on this one. After all, we’re still waiting on Jeff Bridges to reprise the role in a sequel. Duke did it in the 1975 film “Rooster Cogburn.”

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John Wayne’s ”expensive” sayings made the fans ”nod”’. – My Blog

John Wayne (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979) was an American movie Actor, director, and producer, known in movies like Stagecoach, Angel and the Bad Man, Red River, and The Shootist.They say that life is a good teacher and through them who lived this life we can learn a lot, especially from great people like John Wayne a.k.a Duke.Today I am going to share with you Wayne’s 5 rules you should be remembering in your daily life:

1. Money cannot buy happiness but its more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.
This is a long debate everywhere, rich people say that “those who say money can buy happiness are the ones who don’t have” and broke people reply that “you don’t know how miserable we are just because we don’t have coins in our pocket”.John Wayne made it clearer that though money cannot buy happiness but when unhappy moments arrive money can make someone comfortable.

2. Forgive your enemy but remember the bastard’s name.
Forgiving your enemy is in your favor, most of the time carrying such burden in your heart is more painful while the bastard doesn’t even know.Just to be careful, put their names somewhere in your mind. Once a soldier always a commando and once enemy, I don’t know.

3. Help someone when they are in trouble and they will remember you when they’re in trouble again.
Do what is right, help people but never expect something in return.According to John Wayne, the only thing you can expect from people is that if you have helped them in the hard times, they will remember you when they’re in trouble again.

4. Many people are alive only because it’s illegal to shoot them.
Everyone has enemies and some people do harm to us to the level we even wish to kill them. Not only our enemies would be killed if to kill was not illegal but also some innocents and powerless people.About this rule, something you have to learn is that we’re surrounded by people that don’t kill us only because it’s illegal.
5. Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then again, neither does milk.
Haha this rule is somehow funny but it is true on the other hand. You will find people telling you stop drinking alot it will solve nothing but at least you’ll have that sedative moment.Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then again, neither does milk.

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Interesting things happen at the “Duketober” celebration at the John Wayne museum . – My Blog

The enduring legacy of actor John Wayne, America’s ultimate cowboy, was celebrated last month, fittingly enough, by the Cowboy Channel in association with the John Wayne: An American Experience museum in Fort Worth, Texas.

The “Duketober” celebration is a month-long airing of classic John Wayne movies via broadcast and streaming. It will culminate with a 50th anniversary live panel discussion on Nov. 3 in remembrance of Big Jake, the 1971 movie that bought Wayne together with sons Ethan and Patrick, who will participate in a discussion about his films and career.Wayne’s legacy has taken a few hits in the last couple of years.

A 50-year-old Playboy magazine interview outlining some of his controversial views on race surfaced, sparking his USC alma mater to remove an exhibit on him. There’s also a movement to remove his name from the Orange County airport. So far, that action has failed to gain ground . But Wayne’s cinematic legacy, particularly his western movies, continue to rank among the finest ever produced by Hollywood. Such films as The Searchers, True Grit, Stagecoach and Rio Bravo are considered classics of the genre.

“The John Wayne: An American Experience (JWAAE) museum in the Fort Worth Stockyards has created a perfect synergy for the Cowboy Channel to highlight this incredible western film legend and showcase many of his classic films for our audience,” said Cowboy Channel CEO Raquel Koehler Gottsch.

“Our fans absolutely adore John Wayne, and we couldn’t be happier to have a great relationship with his family and be able to share his movies with our audience and dedicate an entire month to such a western star legend.”“He would be thrilled to learn that so many people still cherish his films after all these years and I know he’s smiling somewhere,” said son Ethan Wayne.

The Cowboy Channel will also feature a Halloween movie marathon of Wayne films, and fans can tune-in to such classics such as Rio Grande, Sand of Iwo Jima, and The Shootist.

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