Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Quiet Man

Quiet please: 1. Breffni Holohan and Matthew Malone; 2. Joan Bergin; 3. Elizabeth Davis and Katie Killeen. (Pix. BME)

Paramount Pictures showcased John Ford’s classic The Quiet Man in a newly digitally remastered version at a special screening at Light House Cinema, Dublin.  The evening was attended by over 200 special guests and members of the Irish film industry. 

The screening, which took place in association with the Irish Film and Television Academy and Carmen wines, also saw grandchildren of actor Joseph O'Dea (who played "Molouney" the Train Guard) were also in attendance.

The film has, in recent years, only been available for cinema presentation on very limited occasions due to the fragile film prints in existence. This digitally remastered version will now allow a whole new cinema-going audience to fall in love with this timeless classic.

This 1952 classic romantic comedy starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara was based on a 1933 Saturday Evening Post short story by Maurice Walsh. The film was a deeply personal project for Ford and he richly imbued this masterpiece with his love of the land and its people.