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Thread #65369   Message #1076280
Posted By: GUEST
19-Dec-03 - 12:46 PM
Thread Name: The Quiet Man Film
Subject: RE: The Quiet Man Film
I should have mentioned in my posting that recently the composer John Williams revealed his own indebtedness to the musical judgement of John Ford, and it was Ford himself who chose the Isle of Innisfree as his film's main theme music.

Williams first saw The Quiet Man shortly after its release in 1952 and was inspired by the Victor Young score, and as he said himself, the passionate and romantic Isle Of Innisfree by Richard Farrelly, saying these were the major inspirations for his own hugely successful career.

Bob