The Quiet Man (1952)

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The Quiet Man (1952)

Počalji od mako taj Sre Apr 16, 2008 11:56 pm


Sean Thornton is an American who swears off boxing after accidentally
killing an opponent. Returning to the Irish town of his birth, he finds
happiness when he falls in love with the fiery Mary Kate. Though he is
sorely tempted to pick up the gloves against her brother, the town
bully, Sean is determined not to use his fists. Mary Kate and Sean wed
but her brother refuses to pay the dowry. Sean would rather walk away
than accept this challenge. Even when his new wife accuses him of
cowardice, Sean stands firm. But when she boards a train to leave, he
is finally ready to take matters into his own hands. The resulting
fist-fight erupts into the longest brawl ever filmed, followed by one
of the most memorable reconciliation's in motion picture history!

Sean Thornton has returned from America to reclaim his homestead and
escape his past. Sean's eye is caught by Mary Kate Danaher, a beautiful
but poor maiden, and younger sister of ill-tempered "Red" Will Danaher.
The riotous relationship that forms between Sean and Mary Kate,
punctuated by Will's pugnacious attempts to keep them apart, form the
main plot, with Sean's past as the dark undercurrent. Written by Steve
Fenwick {}

John Wayne hangs up his spurs to star as a bachelor ex-boxer in this
well-loved classic. Back in his native Ireland, the Duke's thoughts
turn to domestic tranquility after courting Maureen O'Hara, but her
brother (Victor McLaglen) may need to have some common sense knocked
into him -- literally -- before the deal is done. The film won two
Academy Awards, including Best Director (John Ford).

I love this movie, but the transfer to dvd of this spectacular film is
absolutely awful. The colors are washed out, it's out of focus and the
sound is muddy. Rent a tape or wait for it to rerun on AMC instead. The
company that made this digital version should never, ever be allowed
near any film ever again.

One of the best movies ever made, in my opinion. I absolutely love it,
and have enjoyed seeing it on AMC (American Movie Classics) because it
is looks great. BUT BE AWARE - this DVD's quality is terrible, it's not
in Widescreen format. The colors are poorly copied and it's a crime
that this classic movie has been butchered during its transfer to DVD.
Please, somebody do this film justice with a quality DVD treatment...

I see so many people complaining about old movies being "pan &
scan" and wishing they'd be released in widescreen formats. Just a
note, folks: There WAS no widescreen format prior to 1953. Theatrical
films were in the same 1:33-1 ratio as television. Widescreen formats
developed in an effort to compete with TV. So complain about the poor
color in this film, for sure. But learn your film history.

The Quiet Man is a true classic romance (and Irish slice-o'-life) movie
with plenty of social and romantic tension, drama, and whimsy (bein'
Irish an' all). They just don't make 'em like this anymore! John Wayne
plays his trademark taciturn manly-man though with a visible
vulnerability: A financially independent American bachelor, he has come
to Ireland to buy his childhood home in Innisfree (paying a multiple of
the asking price), apparently to take an early retirement -- and to put
something painful in his past behind him. He promptly spies Maureen
O'Hara as the fiery redheaded sister of his bachelor neighbor, a surly
blockjawed cuss of a man played by Victor McLagen, and decides then and
there that he will marry her as soon as possible. (First, of course, he
must court her, as they sit on opposite sides of the surrey, with Barry
Fitzgerald as the quintessential Irishman, Michaleen Oge Flynn, between
them as matchmaker and chaperone, advising, "No pattyfingers, if you
please. The proprieties at all times.") Red, as her brother is known,
will have none of it, however, and he does everything in his power to
block the lovers and to ruin their love. Even with the townsfolk's
loving collusion and many a festive musical interlude, Wayne's dark
secret eventually comes out as he realizes he has no choice but to face
his fear and to fight the man for the honor of his woman. (He does not
fear fighting, but winning.) The final scenes shift gears to become a
maudlin romp. O'Hara's fiesty interaction with Wayne is half the fun of
the movie; the broguish rogues’ shenanigans the rest. Theirs is a rich
human community of sympathy, compassion, and collaboration (Red
notwithstanding). Passion, mischief, and a special relationship are
evident between the chaste lovers, and the movie rarely misses a chance
for a spot of wry Irish humor. (My favorite scene is when the minister
spies the bed after the wedding night, jumps to a conclusion, and
remarks, "Impetuous! Homeric!") 4.5 stars.

Video Track #1:
FOURCC: "XVID" (XviD Mpeg-4 Video)
512x384, 25,000000 fps

Audio Track #1:
FormatTag : "85" (MPEG-1 Layer-3 Audio (mp3))
2 channels, 48000Hz
Language: English

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