MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (John Ford film 2)
I didn't like this film. It tells the story of the gunfight at the OK corral but is wrong on almost every historical detail. having seen more recent and accurate films and read a few books on the subject, I disliked the complete recreation of the story. Everything from why the Earps come to Tombstone to their relationship to Doc Holiday to Holiday's death is historically wrong.
What is interesting is why Ford bent the story. With his version we see Fordian (excuse the phrase) themes emerge. Holiday represents savagery in competition with Clementine and the Earps' representing civilization. Holiday represents the loner outside the community who will be vital to the survival and the future of the community but can never partake.
I find the reasons for the bending interesting but would have told him to find a story that fits his themes.