John Ford – Dreaming The Quiet Man

There are cinematic milestones that have left a marked impression on the landscapes in which they were filmed. John Ford’s take on his idealized vision of Ireland, ‘The Quiet Man’, is one such film. When it was released ‘The Quiet Man’ became a monster hit all across the world and won Oscars for Best Director and Best Cinematography. Its impact went way beyond the Irish Diaspora and it has resonated with international audiences for over 50 years now.
This documentary delves into the story of the making of the film and features contributions from well known commentators and film makers including Peter Bogdanovich, Martin Scorsese, Jim Sheridan and, exclusively, Maureen O’ Hara.

More information about this documentary.

Los Angeles screens ‘Dreaming the Quiet Man’

Project: John Ford - Dreaming The Quiet Man

‘Dreaming the Quiet Man’ was shown recently  on the grounds of  Ashford Castle, in Cong County Mayo, with Maureen O’Hara in attendance. Showing the documentary on the very location that many of the scenes from the original film were shot was magical. Some of the extras who worked on the film in 1951 showed up and enjoyed swapping memories of the time. Maureen O’Hara regaled the audience with her memories of working on the ‘The Quiet Man’ and incredibly watched the documentary for the fourth time.  ‘Dreaming the Quiet Man’ now travels to the LA Irish Film Festival on the 1st of October for its official American Premier.

‘Dreaming the Quiet Man’ shows in the birthplace of Maureen O’Hara.

Project: John Ford - Dreaming The Quiet Man
YouTube Preview Image

 

 

‘Dreaming the Quiet Man’ gets an intimate screening at the Village Cine Club in the Ranelagh Art Centre on the 14th September. Maureen O’Hara was born in Ranelagh so it’s a very special showing. Seats are very limited and you must become a member of the Cine Club. Ring 085 7437212 to book your tickets. Future screenings  include the LA Irish Film Festival in October and the Kerry Film Festival in November. The film will go on general release in June 2012 as part of the 60th anniversary of the making of ‘The Quiet Man’.

Maureen O’Hara introduced  the recent showing of the film in Ashford Castle, County Mayo. It was her fourth time to see it!

 

Click here for more info on Dreaming The Quiet Man.

 

The Quiet Man returns to Cong

Project: John Ford - Dreaming The Quiet Man

‘Dreaming the Quiet Man’ got  an exclusive showing at Ashford Castle on the 28th August at 5PM. Ashford Castle was where John Ford and his crew stayed during the making of the film and was used for many of the  scenes in the film. The homes of , Red Will Danagher , Reverend Playfair, and the Widow Tillane, were all on the castle grounds. Maureen O’Hara was the special guest at our screening. It was  a  wonderful  event, on the very location ‘The Quiet Man’ was made. A full house had the honor of hearing ‘Big Red’ talk about her memories of the film. Click here for more info on Dreaming The Quiet Man.

Dreaming the Quiet Man showing in John Ford’s home state. We are proud.

Project: John Ford - Dreaming The Quiet Man Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
WAYNEFORDSHIELDSpic

Dreaming the Quiet Man has a very special screening in the home state of John Ford when it shows at the  Maine Film Festival on Saturday 23rd July. Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed screenwriter Jay Cocks (Gangs of New York) will introduce the film. Some of John Ford’s relatives will attend.

Maine will be Ford’s Innisfree for one night.

 

YouTube Preview Image