The Quiet Man

The Quiet Man

(1952)

dir. John Ford

129 mins

Introduced by Professor Luke Gibbons of Maynooth University and author of The Quiet Man (2002) Cork University Press.

Pre-film meal deal in Borris House refurbished laundry

The Quiet man

 

Trailer

Ford’s The Quiet Man is one of the most popular film representations  of Ireland and one of Hollywood’s classic romantic comedies. While viewers love the film for its powerful evocation of a romantic Ireland for others it offers the worse stereotypes of stage-Irishy. Revaluate your own opinion with an insightful and engaging reappraisal of this Oscar winning film from Luke Gibbon. Gibbons’ traces its development from Maurice Walsh’s original story (1933) and suggests that the film rather than indulging in escapism, actually questions its own romantic illusions and the dream of returning to an Irish praradise lost.