Posts from colkid60 in thread „The Quiet Man (1952)“

    Kevin- Thanks, I love anything connected with "the Quiet Man" movie.
    My favorite John Wayne Movie. I know, I know i have about 20 favorite John Wayne movies and this is one of them. On the
    old website there were many videos on Quiet Man. Are they still available somewhere?

    Time to bring this movie up to the front.
    One of the best movies in my history. I watch it at least once a year.
    I am sorry to see the "dukewayne" sight so quiet. It was so lively 10
    years ago.
    Sometimes i am in a store talking to a young clerk, say something
    about John Wayne. Then i realize they probably don't know him.
    I ask them and sometimes they say my dad or grandpa loved him and
    i have watched some of his movies with them.
    I am 76 now and lived through much of the golden age of movies.
    Now I can see most of them on TV or computer or other sources.
    I probably own 250 movies. Including the original Duke's Alamo.
    I bought the disc of it and had it copied to DVD. Them I bought 4
    or 5 other discs because they are so beautiful covers and older ones
    have lobby cards in them.
    God Bless you all and all of the once busy people on this website who
    have left us, hopefully for greener pastures in Heaven.

    Kevin- about going to Ireland. You live in Atlanta you are already half way there. :)
    You can get a direct flight to Ireland from Atlanta.
    Throw some clothes in the suit case and tell us in September 2017 about your trip.
    You will never regret it.

    Time to update something about this movie.One of the best movie's ever made.
    I have written on this somewhere on this site before, but not sure where. I watch this every once in a while. I love it.I have it in blue ray and 2-3 three other DVd's. I loan them, or give them to friends and relatives.
    My wife and I went to Ireland in 2007, went to most of the places it was shot.
    Then some of you have posted your videos, some with music. I bought "the Quiet Man" music, and have bought several other albums of Irish music.
    I give John Ford credit for great music in most of his movies.
    When we were in Ireland i actually considered buying a little cottage and going once in a while. The only problem i have with Irish customs are, i can't drink like they do. lol!
    Now you folks, put your memories of this film on here. You people over there in Europe, if you go post something on here.
    May God richly bless you all.
    Also check american singer Hank Cochran, he had an Irish album, that is wonderful.

    My Wife and I went to Ireland, did the Quiet Man tour of Cong. We loved it. They have recreated the little house in Cong. We didn't go to this sight though to see the original white O' Morn . We hoped to go back again someday.
    Saw both videos, this one is the best, with the music.
    We bought the music Three? years ago. Played it several times a year. Thanks to John Ford for all of this and the wonderful movie with Duke and Maureen. All the actors recreated Ireland in the 1920's for us. My favorite John Wayne movie.
    God Bless Ireland as they headlong down hill in the modern hell we are letting happen to the great Western countries.
    While interloping scum come here to make the U.S. a picture of hell itself.
    Hopefully we stop this downhill slide in the U.S. in 2016.

    Watch the video with music: White O' Morn with music.

    The original White O' Morn is not the white house we see at first, but the pile of rocks later.
    Many have come and taken rocks away. This area is privately owned. There was an effort years ago
    to restore this place, but the land owner didn't cooperate.

    May2- The next morning I was able to read the location you sent. I started to reply, but distracted by things
    I needed to do. I think this guy is taking a conclusion that may not be what John Ford was thinking. After all this is a liberal publication.
    "movie about a man who finds American life lacking"-more "No one makes an anti-American speech. No one has to, Sean wants to be Irish. He wants an un-American life. It’s a subtle sort of screenwriting, this “smuggling,” one that marks Ford’s great films.
    This “smuggling” is exactly what the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals hoped to warn the nation about. In Ayn Rand’s pamphlet for them, she wrote:" “The purpose of the Communists in Hollywood is not the production of political movies openly advocating Communism. Their purpose is to corrupt our moral premises by corrupting non-political movies—by introducing small, casual bits of propaganda into innocent stories—thus making people absorb the basic principles of Collectivism by indirection and implication.” This, I believe is probably true.
    This writer is very good at finding Anti-American meanings where they may not have been intended to be.
    I see this movie more simply- Looking for a simpler life is American. Many people leave the city, or someplace and move back home or to a smaller community. This happens by the thousands or more every year. I know many who have.
    I believe this man is full of " 3- dot, 4- dot, 2- dot, dah. If you know Morse code, that is the stuff most people like to put in gardens. So a well written article, that may not have the conclusion that the movie was intended to have. If someone can critique this, and see Ford's intentions. I would be glad to read them.
    Thank you, May2.

    Batjac & Hawkswill- I assume it means the death he caused in the ring?
    I agree with Hawkswill, but then I now believe it could be either the fight game or killing that man in the ring.

    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.

    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.

    "Dooley: I have to say Maureen O'hara is so beautiful in those screen grabs."

    Agreed and very intelligent also, strong willed, a perfect combination for her red hair and to play opposite duke in those pictures. She also went to Congress and got Duke a medal when he was dying.
    [FONT=Times New Roman,Times][SIZE=+1]"I am happy, thrilled and delighted, and very proud to be here. In my lifetime I have been very privileged to have known and to have met, perhaps with my connections with the motion picture industry, many great and famous men all over the world, starting with my beloved father and then my husband, Charlie Blair, and John Wayne. I think they are perhaps the three greatest men I have ever been privileged to know.[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman,Times][SIZE=+1] I have known John Wayne for 39 years, and in those 39 years I have called him my dearest friend, my best friend. I cannot tell you the kind of man he is.[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman,Times][SIZE=+1] You have listened this morning to many eloquent speeches about Duke. But it is the man that you really don't know about. I can speak to you here as an immigrant to the United States, because I am. I can speak for the people of the world outside of the United States. And, since I am now an American citizen, I can speak for the people of the United States. I hope they will grant me permission to do that. I think they will.[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman,Times][SIZE=+1] To the people of the world, John Wayne is not just an actor and a very fine actor, John Wayne is the United States of America. He is what they believe it to be. He is what they hope it will be. And he is what they hope it will always be.[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman,Times][SIZE=+1] It is every person's dream that the United States will be like John Wayne and always like him."[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman,Times][SIZE=+1][SIZE=+1]Found at[/SIZE][/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman,Times][SIZE=+1][SIZE=+1][SIZE=+1] You can't have a better friend then Maureen was to Duke.[/SIZE][/SIZE]

    Ethanedwards- thank you for the videos they are beautiful with pleasant memories and
    the Music enhances the mood. Where can I get a copy of that music?
    I have a desire to go back to Ireland sometime and go to Cong.