The Quiet Man (1952)

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    • Re: The Quiet Man (1952)

      Finally watched the blue ray last night. I meant to do it on Sunday but my family is watching "The Bible" every Sunday night and I couldn't. Anyway, the blue ray is an obvious step up from the Special Edition DVD I have but after reading everything here I guess my expectations were too high. I only have about 10 BluRay's and most of teh others have been hugely better than the DVD. This one was better and I'm glad I did it but again, slightly disappointed.
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      The last time I will pre-order. They gave some break off the initial price,but it will come down. Haven't watched it yet, but I have been in Cong in my mind many times since going there in 2007.
      The posts on here that some of you have done have been wonderful. Especially with the music.
      "A people that values their Privileges above it's Principles. Soon looses both." Dwight Eisenhower
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      the blueray "The Quiet Man" for the first time in blue ray. I had trouble getting it to work. I tried it twice, didn't work.
      Then I tried 3 other blue rays, they came up fine. I cleaned the disc and it worked. It did not work out of the box new, though.
      We enjoyed it, the quality is all excellent.
      The Video was better then the DVD.
      "A people that values their Privileges above it's Principles. Soon looses both." Dwight Eisenhower
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      As long as we're talking about Ward Bond...does anyone know if any of the footage still exists of Father Lonaghin's conversation with Michelien Flynn that was cut from very early in The Quiet Man. I know teh scene was cut because it was a discussion of the Padre's gambling debts but I wondered if anyone had ever seen it or at least the script for dialogue.
    • Re: Your Favorite Ward Bond Role?

      BatjacAuburn wrote:

      As long as we're talking about Ward Bond...does anyone know if any of the footage still exists of Father Lonaghin's conversation with Michelien Flynn that was cut from very early in The Quiet Man. I know teh scene was cut because it was a discussion of the Padre's gambling debts but I wondered if anyone had ever seen it or at least the script for dialogue.

      Batjac, this was posted in our thread
      The Quiet Man

      itdo wrote:

      Talking about the Quiet Man got my appetite up to read again Frank Nugents wonderful Screenplay. It's obvious that Ford added a lot right on the spot - such as our little piece of business with the stick - that line delivered by the old woman when giving the stick to Wayne who says "Thanks" isn't in the script.

      To make businessman Herbert Yates happy Ford had to cut away to keep the film under 120 min running time. We know about that little scene in the beginning, when Fitzgerald brings Wayne into town and happens to come across the padre. There's a bit of dialogue there which Ford had to cut out. Here it is:

      LONERGAN (change of mood)
      Good... Sean, if I would have a word with Michaeleen... It is in reference...

      The poor man stops, realizing he has come close to putting a lie on his soul.

      SEAN
      Sure thing, Father...

      Sean hops down.

      LONERGAN: (still a bit conscience-stricken)
      It will not take a minute... It is only a matter of... of...

      He bogs down again.

      MICHAELEEN (rescuing him)
      Sean understands, Father... Sure in America it's always business before the pleasure.

      SEAN (starting away)
      Take your time... I'll be down the line.

      Lonergan looks after him gratefully, then comes closer to Michaeleen.

      LONDERGAN
      How do I stand in your books, Michaeleen?

      Michaeleen pulls out a tattered pocket ledger.

      MICHAELEEN:
      Let me see now... Here it is... three pounds, eight shillings and six pence... less the two shillings ye lost on Mad Hatter Friday last.

      LONERGAN
      Devil take him for going wide on the far turn.

      He blesses himself by way of apology.

      MICHAELEEN:
      Which leaves three pounds, six-and-six.

      LONERGAN: (almost wringing his hands)
      And poor Dermot Fahy making the stations six nights a week, praying for a new fiddle!... Ah, he's a faithful lad.

      MICHAELEEN
      He is that.

      LONERGAN: (needing all the assurance he can get)
      And he has been doing his part...? putting his shillings aside... not scattering them at the pub.

      MICHAELEEN (stoutly)
      Devil a scatter... ah, maybe a pint now and again...

      Lonergan holds up his hand. He doesn't want to weaken.

      LONERGAN
      Then half a crown on Ard-Ri in the steeplechase today.

      MICHAELEEN (impressed)
      Half a crown!

      LONERGAN (jaw firm, eyes aloft)
      Make it a crown... now I had best go say my beads.

      And he stomps off while Michaeleen, with doleful face -- for he has misgivings about Ard-Ri -- enters the item in his ledger.

      Here the script would make transition to Sean again, seeing Mary Kate for the first time. Now that little dialogue scene was vintage Ford - would have loved to have seen that.

      By the way, the original book by Maurice Walsh, "The Green Rushes", a collection of his stories with the "Quiet Man" in it, is really a treat as well and one can imagine why this story became Ford's pet project and obsession for so many years.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: Your Favorite Ward Bond Role?

      To return to the quality of Blu-Ray movie, it should make an image in the standard format and the other in the Blu-Ray format seeking the same subject and making photos in the proposed maximum size. By comparing the two images, should see a difference or not. The judgment would be final.
      Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
      French-English translation: poor !!!
      :blush:
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      Michaleen: That's nothin' but a wee humble cottage.

      Sean: That little place across the brook, that humble cottage. Who owns it now?

      Michaleen: The widow Tillane. Not that she lives there.

      Sean
      : You think she'd sell it?

      Michaleen: I doubt it.

      Sean: Don't bet on it. 'Cause I'm buyin' it.

      Michaleen
      : Why...why would a Yankee from Pittsburgh want to buy it?

      Sean: I'll tell you why, Michaleen Oge Flynn, young small Michael Flynn, who used to wipe my runny nose when I was kid. Because I´m Sean Thornton, and I was born in that little cottage. And I've come home, and home I'm gonna stay. Does that answer your questions once and for all, you nosy little man?

      Michaleen: Seaneen Thornton! (sputtering noises) ... And look at you now! Saints preserve us! What do they feed you Irishmen in Pittsburgh?

      Sean: Steel, Michaleen. Steel from pig-iron furnaces so hot a man forgets his fear of hell. When you´re hard enough, tough enough...other things. Other things, Michaleen.
      I've never understood that last bit. "Other things, Michaleen" Anyone have any thoughts on the matter?