PRINT THE LEGEND-- This next week I am attending Hillsdale College's Center for Constructive Alternative seminar, the fourth and final one this year. CCAs (as we students know them) are often boring and expressions of party line. My philosophy prof uses them in examples of bad logic. This one, however, promises to be interesting.
The topic is the Westerns of John Ford. We are watching five of his films and his grandson and two of his biographers are lecturing. We will be discussing the imagery of the west, their role as myths and legends for America and how the past was defined by this film director.
I plan to post my thought on the lectures and reviews of the movies as the week progresses. I expect to be stimulated by the event and posting should help me with the paper I eventually have to write.
I'm giving 10 points to the first person who can give me the name of the J. Ford movie and the context of the line "When the fact becomes legend, print the legend."
As a journalist I certainly appreciate that sentiment.