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dc.contributor.authorCrosson, Seán
dc.identifier.citationCrosson, S. (2009) ' The Quiet Man and Beyond: An Introduction ' In: Crosson, S.; Stoneman, R(Eds.). The Quiet Man and Beyond: Reflections on a Classic Film, John Ford and Ireland. Dublin : Liffey Press.en_IE
dc.description.abstractIn 1996, The Quiet Man topped an Irish Times poll for the best Irish film of all time. Almost ten years later, with many more Irish (and Irish-themed) films made, The Quiet Man still occupied number four in a poll of 10,000 people across Ireland. John Ford's greatest commercial success, the film also set a template for Ireland's representation, and promotion, for over half a century. This book (to which this essay is the introduction), The Quiet Man ... and Beyond, involves both critical analysis of aspects of The Quiet Man as myth, commodity and fetish and the celebration of a film that has sustained considerable academic attention and popular appreciation since its release in 1952. Among the topics considered are the complexity of the film's relation to Ireland, to Irish literature and to John Ford's other films; its perceived place with regard to indigenous Irish cinema; and the phenomenon of its circulation and reception as a cult film over the years. Contributors include Ruth Barton, James P. Byrne, Sean Crosson, Fidelma Farley, Roddy Flynn, Adrian Frazier, Luke Gibbons, Michael Patrick Gillespie, Conor Groome, John Hill, Des MacHale, Barry Monahan, Brian O'Conchubhair, Diog O'Connell, Caitriona O'Torna, Tom Paulus, Sean Ryder, Eamonn Slater and Rod Stoneman. More Info: Review: “This volume will be enjoyed by those interested in Ford’s relationship to Ireland and in Ireland’s relationship to the dreamworlds and catastrophes of American cinema and American capital.” - Professor Joe Cleary, The Irish Timesen_IE
dc.publisherLiffey Pressen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofThe Quiet Man ... and Beyond: Reflections on a Classic Film, John Ford and Irelanden
dc.subjectFilm studiesen_IE
dc.subjectQuiet manen_IE
dc.titleThe Quiet Man and Beyond: An Introductionen_IE
dc.typeBook chapteren_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedNot peer reviewed
dc.local.contactSeán Crosson, Huston Film School, Nui, Galway. 5687 Email:

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