“Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford”
Book Giveaway – Qualifying Entry Task for TWITTER Contest
“When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.”
In celebration of John Ford’s birthday, today, February 1 (born in 1894), CMH is very happy to say that we will be giving away FOUR copies of Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford by critically acclaimed author, Scott Eyman, via TWITTER, courtesy of Simon and Schuster from February 1 through February 27. (plus TWO more copies via Facebook, details to follow on Wednesday).
In order to qualify to win a copy of the book via this Twitter contest giveaway, you must complete the following task by Saturday, February 27 at 9PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chances you have of winning, because we will pick a winner on four different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.
- Saturday, Feb 6: One Winner
- Saturday, Feb 13: One Winner
- Saturday, Feb 20: One Winner
- Saturday, Feb 27: One Winner
We will announce the winner(s) on Twitter, the day after each winner is picked at 9PM EST (for example, we will announce the first winner on Sunday Feb 7 at 9PM EST on Twitter).
ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, Feb 27 at 9PM EST — BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…
1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post.
What is your most favorite John Ford film and why?
*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
About the book: Through a career that spanned decades and included dozens of films—among them such American masterpieces as The Searchers, The Grapes of Wrath, The Quiet Man, Stagecoach, and How Green Was My Valley—John Ford managed to leave as his legacy a body of work that few filmmakers will ever equal. Yet as bold as the stamp of his personality was on each film, he was reticent about his personal life. Basically shy, and intensely private, he was known to enjoy making up stories about himself, some of them based loosely on fact but many of them pure fabrications. Ford preferred instead to let his films speak for him. What mattered to Ford was always what was up there on the screen. Now, in this definitive look at the life and career of one of America’s true cinematic giants, noted biographer and critic Scott Eyman, working with the full participation of the Ford estate, has managed to document and delineate both aspects of John Ford’s life—the human and the legend.
Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) entrants are eligible.
And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).
For more info, follow @SimonBooks on twitter.
And if you can’t wait to win the book, you can purchase it on amazon via the below link (click on image):
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub