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(NJ.com)   Why 'The Quiet Man' sucks (and what you should really be watching on St. Paddy's Day)   (nj.com) divider line 45
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2014-03-17 10:04:45 AM  
Stil The Quiet Man has this going for it

www.originaloldradio.com

This is now a redhead and Irish Whiskey thread, cause I'm stuck at work so I might as well fantasize about what I'd rather be doing.

www.spirituosentheke.de
 
2014-03-17 10:16:54 AM  
Waking Ned Devine? Boondock Saints? Leprechaun: Back 2 Da Hood?
 
2014-03-17 10:19:32 AM  
The Quiet Man is a great movie.

Waking Ned Devine however, is an all time fave.
 
2014-03-17 10:21:15 AM  
Darby O'Gill, if only for Janet Munro.
 
2014-03-17 10:21:56 AM  
Meh. I'd rather watch The Quiet Man because it's a great movie.

/born there (Castlepollard, County Westmeath), raised here
//hear all the "real Ireland" stories from my relatives
 
2014-03-17 10:25:03 AM  
Shut your whore mouth, Subby. Or I'll shut it for you in a half hour long fist fight, where the entire town takes bets, and we stop mid-way for a pint.
 
2014-03-17 10:33:06 AM  
Don't bother with any of that. Watch a few episodes of Father Ted and be happy.
 
2014-03-17 10:40:24 AM  
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2014-03-17 10:44:19 AM  
I'm shocked the article isn't one sentence long.

"Because it's a John Wayne movie"
 
2014-03-17 10:45:34 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com

Watching "State of Grace".

Sean Penn, Robin Wright's boobies & everytime Jackie in the movie drinks, you have to as well.
 
2014-03-17 10:45:54 AM  
If you're going to watch The Magdalene Sisters or The Wind That Shakes The Barley, brace yourself. They are both excellent and must see's, but they are definitely one timers.

I expected that article to piss me off, but was actually quite good and I came away with 2 or 3 new suggestions to catch up on.

A couple I didn't see on there that are worth watching

Regarding the Troubles:
Omagh
Five Minutes Of Heaven

Dancing At Lughnasa is worth it just for Meryl Streep pulling off a Derry accent

And a nice rom/com with David O'Hara that even makes Janeane Garafalo seem charming

The Matchmaker
 
2014-03-17 10:49:07 AM  
My GOD that movie sucks.

All the really bad stereotypes.   It's actually PAINFUL to watch.

And - while I'm at it - John Wayne was extremely over-rated.
 
2014-03-17 10:49:36 AM  
No love for "Miller's Crossing?" They even have what is quite possibly the best scene ever using "Danny Boy."
 
2014-03-17 10:55:56 AM  
How dare you suggest a John Wayne movie isn't 100% authentic and true to life!

www.wearysloth.com

Hmm...am I going to spend St. Patrick's Day watching "...a horrifying drama of abused Irish womanhood", or am I going to watch John Wayne have a fist fight for 20 minutes? Tough call...
 
2014-03-17 10:56:56 AM  

NuttierThanEver: This is now a redhead and Irish Whiskey thread, cause I'm stuck at work so I might as well fantasize about what I'd rather be doing.


alcoholreviews.com
 
2014-03-17 10:57:51 AM  
Little music for ye.

I prefer the Irish Classics.
 
2014-03-17 11:00:23 AM  

NotoriousW.O.P: No love for "Miller's Crossing?" They even have what is quite possibly the best scene ever using "Danny Boy."


I can't believe I forgot that one. IMO the Coens' best to date.
 
2014-03-17 11:06:11 AM  
Please oh please oh please make this a red head thred!
 
2014-03-17 11:08:13 AM  
"The Van" and "The Secret of Roan Inish" were two the better ones I have seen on that list. One that they missed though is "Into the West" with Gabriel Byrne and Ellen Barkin which shows some of the life of the Travelers
 
2014-03-17 11:09:24 AM  
Watched my two favorite Irish movies last night: Darby O'Gill and the Little People and The Quiet Man.

I don't care if they're not "authentic" in the eyes of the author, they're fun and play into the fantasy of Ireland. A lot of those other movies, a number of which I've seen, are depressing to watch (although good). Have you ever read Irish literature? It can be ridiculously depressing. A lot of sad stories to tell about Ireland.

Eff that, I want to enjoy myself and have a little fun.
 
2014-03-17 11:15:57 AM  

UDel_Kitty: Watched my two favorite Irish movies last night: Darby O'Gill and the Little People and The Quiet Man.

I don't care if they're not "authentic" in the eyes of the author, they're fun and play into the fantasy of Ireland. A lot of those other movies, a number of which I've seen, are depressing to watch (although good). Have you ever read Irish literature? It can be ridiculously depressing. A lot of sad stories to tell about Ireland.

Eff that, I want to enjoy myself and have a little fun.


My wife and I watch Darby every year. The end always chokes me up a little. If you want a good fun sci-fi silly-fest with an Irish flavor, check out Grabbers.
 
2014-03-17 11:17:17 AM  
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"Here's a fine stick to beat the lovely lady with!"
 
2014-03-17 11:17:38 AM  

catmandu: "The Van" and "The Secret of Roan Inish" were two the better ones I have seen on that list. One that they missed though is "Into the West" with Gabriel Byrne and Ellen Barkin which shows some of the life of the Travelers


Missed that one too. I just saw it for the first time last month, it was very good.
 
2014-03-17 11:24:36 AM  
The Irish In Film Database

cut by topic alongside the upper leftmost margin.

most comprehensive resource on the web.

have blood relatives who own a pub in County Clare.

hope to get over to dine with them prior to breathing my last.

happy Irish Day, my kin.

Oh, The Quiet Man does anything but suck.
 
2014-03-17 11:25:20 AM  
...resource ON THE TOPIC on the web.
 
2014-03-17 11:31:24 AM  
The Quiet Man is awesome.

Also, this.

www.dvdizzy.com
 
2014-03-17 11:35:22 AM  

Duane Dibbley: Don't bother with any of that. Watch a few episodes of Father Ted and be happy.


Feck!
 
2014-03-17 11:37:48 AM  

Sinbox: The Irish In Film Database

cut by topic alongside the upper leftmost margin.

most comprehensive resource on the web.

have blood relatives who own a pub in County Clare.

hope to get over to dine with them prior to breathing my last.

happy Irish Day, my kin.

Oh, The Quiet Man does anything but suck.


Slàinte, and I agree. The Quiet Man is great for what it is, which is NOT the definitive movie about Ireland.

One more recomendation
upload.wikimedia.org

/killing little protestants, that's funny.
 
2014-03-17 11:47:24 AM  
I really enjoyed waking Ned Devine, except for the horrific Old Man nudity...acck!

Micheal Collins I really enjoyed. The man invented modern terrorism. And the lesson of the 20th Century: Terrorism works. It gets results. Assuming you're up against a moderately civilized foe who eventually gives in after enduring enough pain. Do not attempt with Syrians, Russians, etc. They're farking ruthless.

/sitting in the office with me kilt on...
 
2014-03-17 11:51:53 AM  

NuttierThanEver: Stil The Quiet Man has this going for it



This is now a redhead and Irish Whiskey thread, cause I'm stuck at work so I might as well fantasize about what I'd rather be doing.


Ah my name sake. Maureen not the whiskey.
/was born a redhead which promptly turned blonde. Damn German genes.
 
2014-03-17 12:05:00 PM  
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2014-03-17 12:15:23 PM  
I can watch Barry Fitzgerald all day long therefore The Quiet Man is very watchable. Victor McLaglen ranks right up there too.
 
2014-03-17 12:37:37 PM  
Any Irish movie that qualifies as good and authentic is usually off-the-charts depressing. Same goes for Irish poetry, music, and art.
 
2014-03-17 12:48:16 PM  
Anyone who says the Quiet Man sucks can quiet their whore mouths, if you please.

/Pattyfingers, I have them.
 
2014-03-17 01:01:49 PM  
The Crying Game?
 
2014-03-17 01:03:23 PM  
cdn1.starsontv.com

The Jack Taylor series is on Netflix. Iain Glen is great.
 
2014-03-17 01:09:14 PM  

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The Jack Taylor series is on Netflix. Iain Glen is great.


I've watched a few, and really wanted to love it, having liked the books and the fact Nora Jane Noone is in them, but so far all I feel is meh.

/I hope that changes
 
2014-03-17 01:21:43 PM  
Crewmannumber6:

I've watched a few, and really wanted to love it, having liked the books and the fact Nora Jane Noone is in them, but so far all I feel is meh.

/I hope that changes


That's how I felt too, but "meh" is pretty much "loved it" for a show about mysteries in Galway.
 
2014-03-17 01:27:52 PM  

vudukungfu: Shut your whore mouth, Subby. Or I'll shut it for you in a half hour long fist fight, where the entire town takes bets, and we stop mid-way for a pint.


Done in five.

/already put 10 quid on you
 
2014-03-17 01:42:19 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Slàinte


Go raibh tú daibhir i mí-áidh
Agus saibhir i mbeannachtaí
Go mall ag déanamh namhaid, go luath a déanamh carad,
Ach saibhir nó daibhir, go mall nó go luath,
Nach raibh ach áthas agat
Ón lá seo amach.

And...thanks for the rec. It's been added to the top of my "to watch" list.
 
2014-03-17 01:57:01 PM  

vudukungfu: Shut your whore mouth, Subby. Or I'll shut it for you in a half hour long fist fight, where the entire town takes bets, and we stop mid-way for a pint.


What he said.
 
2014-03-17 03:33:59 PM  
John Ford had more Irish in him than this Jersey wanker.
 
2014-03-17 03:36:28 PM  
We watch this movie yearly for St. Pat's.

Subby can suck it.

/John Ford: fantastic director
//"The Searchers" still makes me cry at the end
 
2014-03-18 06:37:39 AM  
Someone find me a fine stick to beat the subby with.  John Wayne nothing, John Ford wants to discuss Irishness and his thoughts on the subject with you.
 
2014-03-18 08:07:52 AM  
Adam & Paul is a very good Irish film, if you need something to watch.
 
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