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The Quiet Man Film

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GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser) 01 Jun 11 - 08:31 AM
GUEST,Murpholly 01 Jun 11 - 04:12 PM
DougR 01 Jun 11 - 09:43 PM
J-boy 01 Jun 11 - 11:36 PM
GUEST,DonMeixner 02 Jun 11 - 08:15 AM
GUEST,DonMeixner 02 Jun 11 - 08:40 AM
DougR 03 Jun 11 - 01:09 AM
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Subject: RE: The Quiet Man Film
From: GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser)
Date: 01 Jun 11 - 08:31 AM

My family came from the part of Mayo that the film was shot in. Every family from that part of the world seems to have a 'Quiet Man' story. For what it's worth, here's mine.

My aunt was working in a shoe shop in Cong. Who walks in one day but the Duke himself. He went up to my aunt and said he had a pair of shoes that needed repairing. She looked at them, wrote the order down in the book and told him when they'd be ready. 'Thank you, ma'am' says the Duke. 'You're welcome', says my aunt.

'...And the name?'

Later, she told me 'I knew very well who he was but I didn't want to give him the satisfaction.'


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Subject: RE: The Quiet Man Film
From: GUEST,Murpholly
Date: 01 Jun 11 - 04:12 PM

Thoroughly enjoy this dated sexist film and watch it regularly but much prefer the original novel on which it was based by M. Walsh. Read about rural Ireland at the time of the original troubles and what really was the problem between husband and wife.


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Subject: RE: The Quiet Man Film
From: DougR
Date: 01 Jun 11 - 09:43 PM

Can you supply the name of the novel and do you know if it is still in print, Murphholly?

DougR


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Subject: RE: The Quiet Man Film
From: J-boy
Date: 01 Jun 11 - 11:36 PM

There is a statue of John Ford in my (and his) hometown of Portland Maine. I always let out a hearty "Hello John!" whenever I pass it.


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Subject: RE: The Quiet Man Film
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 02 Jun 11 - 08:15 AM

I remember this as a short story that was taught in 7th grade English class in NY state. First published in The Saturday Evening Post in the 30's by Maurice Welsh.

John Ford took many liberties with names and places but it is the original story that is the basis for the movie. In almost every way I find this to be a better movie than has been made in many years.

Fords pacing at scene construction is brilliant. His best actors were not the stars but the supporting actors. Arthur Shields for instance.

And he was doing a movie about an ex patriot returned to Ireland that had to sell in an American market. An America who knew about tin pan alley Irish music and not much more.

D


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Subject: RE: The Quiet Man Film
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 02 Jun 11 - 08:40 AM

Thats Maurice Walsh actually.


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Subject: RE: The Quiet Man Film
From: DougR
Date: 03 Jun 11 - 01:09 AM

Maurice Walsh's books, including "The Quiet Man" are available at Amazon.com.

DougR


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