John Ford – Dreaming The Quiet Man

The Quiet Man is one of those films that you might love or hate, but it's not a film that you can simply ignore. If you like film at all you've probably seen The Quiet Man at least once. So now on the 60th anniversary of Ford's win for Best Director at the Academy Awards there's a feature length documentary about it.

The film is going on limited cinema release in Ireland this week and will be playing in:

Here's the official blurb and the trailer:

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of John Ford’s Academy Award for Best Director for The Quiet Man, a feature documentary celebrating the making-of this cinematic milestone.

Directed by Sé Merry Doyle, JOHN FORD: DREAMING THE QUIET MAN is a fascinating and revealing documentary that explores the making of the Oscar-winning film which took Ford twenty years to bring to the big screen.  Featuring heartfelt discussions with star Maureen O’Hara and fellow directors Martin Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovich and Jim Sheridan, as well as original home-movie footage of the cast and crew’s time in Ashford Castle during filming.  JOHN FORD: DREAMING THE QUIET MAN recounts stories from the people who still remember how Hollywood came to the West of Ireland and changed their lives forever

Technical details:

Title: JOHN FORD: DREAMING THE QUIET MAN
Genre: Feature Documentary
Director: Sé Merry Doyle
Stars: Maureen O’Hara, Martin Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovich.  Narrated by Gabriel Byrne
Classification: Exempt
DVD Extras: Bonus Maureen O’Hara Interview | Original Costumes | Deleted Scenes
Duration: 92′
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Format: PAL
Region: All regions

 

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More information on the official site

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