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The Quiet Man
Action...Excitement...Romance...Fill the Screen !
A disgraced American boxer retires to Ireland, where he finds love.
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Did I mention Drunk?
Yet it all looks so gay and joyous. In this film John Wayne plays an American, born in a small village in Ireland, that is returning to his birthplace. Upon arrival he sees and instantly falls for a stunningly red-headed Maureen O'Hara. Only her brother despises Wayne and won't allow her to be courted.
This is a movie about the customs and traditions of times gone past. It is also about ugly Americans and how we think that everything should function "our way". That is where the drama, and much of the humor, is found in this film.
For a John Ford directed film, I found this to be a…
Listed among Films Nominated for Best Picture
This film was supposedly going to be John Ford's swan song. It wasn't, of course, but it has all the hallmarks of a director making a career-concluding highly personal film. Ford, of course, was born into an Irish immigrant family and given the birth name John Martin "Jack" Feeney. It had long been a dream of his to do a film in Ireland. In fact, he bought the rights to the short story that inspired this film, Maurice Walsh's "The Green Rushes," back in 1933, but war in Europe made it impossible to get backing or the opportunity to shoot on location.
It was only after the successful release of "Rio Grande" for…
Lush technicolor vistas and deeply warm sentiment, tempered by sly humor and taut sexual tension - and I'm left swooning, laughing, and heated up, all at once. In a word, irresistible.
(Note for the record: This is the film that has made me finally fall for John Wayne. I get it now.)
Don't know what's mistier in this film: the Irish hills or Ford's eyes, yet even this double scoop of sentiment has a careful study of community that almost lends reality to what would otherwise be the Irish equivalent of Brigadoon. Ford may be in love with Eire, but he also tempers that with the realities that pierced the subjectivity of his own visits. The communal spectatorship of individual life feels as suffocating as quaint, as does the manner in which men drink and scuffle to create and maintain bonds. More importantly, though, Maureen O'Hara's hair is why Technicolor had to be invented.
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A strange outing for John Ford if you ask me.
I've grown to admire Ford over the past couple of years. Along with his films being gorgeously shot (and this is certainly no exception), they all manage to tell great stories of characters facing conflicts they might not be ready for. Whether its the tragic The Informer, the sprawling drama The Grapes of Wrath, the exciting Stagecoach, or even the family epic drama How Green Was My Valley, his films are substantially rich.
Which is quite strange when you come to The Quiet Man, a hailed classic, and it's rather simply passable entertainment and that's it. The film is very funny, mainly due to…
Now what else would I be watching on St. Patrick's Day?
A damn good silly Irish movie. That fight scene is fucking crazy.
Week 10 - Letterboxd Season Challenge 2015-16 - Western Week (Fail)
Wait - John Wayne & John Ford - but that wasn't a Western? This is what happens when I avoid reading about a film before I watch. I guess I need to find another film to fit the week 10 requirements.
Not a bad film, it's pretty funny that the main things the Irish do in this film is drink and fight. And be stubborn. And gamble on the fights. Maureen O'Hara is looking good. John Wayne is better in a cowboy hat.
Imagine if a huge ass grizzly bear was awoken from its hibernation.
Now imagine it swaggering down the beautiful forest when it discovers another grizzly. They hate each other. And they begin, because for some reason, it's in their nature, attacking each other.
You've just watched the memorable fight scene from The Quiet Man.
I’m half Irish (that counts, riiiiiight?) so St. Paddy’s day is kind of a big deal in my family, and this is arguably the quintessential St. Paddy’s day movie in my family. I only saw bits and pieces of it over the years because my dad will watch it pretty much any time it’s on (it was on AMC at Christmas???)
Considering the only other John Wayne movie I’ve seen is the dreadful The Conqueror (by way of Cinema Snob), it was weird seeing this. I tried to block out all images of Wayne Khan during this masterful movie. The Quiet Man may be sexist by today’s standards but it’s a classic! John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara have awesome chemistry, and the Irish setting is beautiful. I would love to go there one day.
Also, can we talk about Maureen O’Hara for a sec? She was a babe!
"(...)If life was more fortunate than it really is." - Peter von Bagh
The Quiet Man is a image from a land that exists only in dreams. It is the greatest fantasy film ever made, coming straightly from John Ford's heart and longing towards his roots. It is mythical and dreamy but nevertheless very human. Everything in it is about love. First of all, it is made by John Ford with love and with dedication. So passionately man cannot make cinema unless he loves it very much. Second of all, everything here is done in the spirit of love. Some people claim that it's too old-fashioned and some go as far as to say that it is misogynist work. But…
It gets harder with every year that passes to put the dubious sexual politics aside, but if you can this is still a very romantic and enjoyable film.
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Machista como ella sola, incluyendo a la protagonista, pero bueh, es de 1952, se le permite, en esa época no habían feminazis. Como romance para mí fracasa, veo aquí de todo menos una historia de amor; y como comedia... Se esfuerza, pero solo consigue hacerme reír al final (la pelea debería estar en un museo).
Admittedly, both times I’ve seen this, the slight story didn’t quite grab me (odd because, as I'm Irish on my dad's side, I think this stuff is supposed to be in my DNA). But between the gorgeous cinematography, the chemistry between the two leads and the movie’s wonderful sense of place, that’s a minor quibble.
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