Well, a great deal. He was a good director when I started, and I copied him every time I could. It’s just as if you were a writer, you would read Hemingway and Faulkner and John Dos Passos and Willa Cather and a lot of people like that. We were very good friends. I don’t think I’ve done nearly as good a job as Ford has on some things. I think he’s got the greatest vision for a tableau, a long shot, of any man.
Jack was quite a guy. I saw more of him than anybody, almost, in his last few months because I’d just drop over to the house. He spent most of his time looking at old, old westerns on television—you know, those cheap westerns that were made in about a week. And he was still bright; he kept his senses.
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