Maureen O'Hara RIP

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  • 25 Oct 2015 at 1:27 am #7823

    cantona
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    Occasionally, In my more solipsistic moods, I ask myself questions about the roads (ha ha) that led me to McCarthy. Specifically, my interest in his use of the pastoral. This is especially perplexing as there is nothing in my past that would suggest a love of all things green and growing. For instance, years ago, I booked a three-day stay in an eco-resort in a tropical jungle, but lasted only one day after enduring a jumpy and sleepless night listening to the interminable babble of the night fauna. So where does it all stem from? I sometimes ask myself. Now I think I’ve finally found the answer. That moment in John Ford’s The Quiet Man where John Wayne first catches sight of a barefooted Maureen O’Hara shepherding her flock of sheep through a verdant Irish vale – in the hamlet of Inisfree, I ask you – her red hair a gift to technicolour, and her come-hither shy backward glance, a goad to a young boy’s fantasies. This film is not even a guilty pleasure. It is an ode to happiness that I don’t think has been equaled in cinema. Of course I went to McCarthy to find an antidote for such illusions.


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    25 Oct 2015 at 8:59 am #7825

    Candy Minx
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    There are no moves without Maureen O Hara. This is what they mean when they say legend.

    My god what a beauty, what a force of nature she was to the camera!


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    25 Oct 2015 at 1:40 pm #7828

    Rick Wallach
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    The Quiet Man ended with the greatest fistfight in the history of cinema. John Wayne and Victor McLaghlen slugging it out from one end of the village to the other. It made the barroom brawl in Shane look like a pillow fight.

    Maureen who????


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    25 Oct 2015 at 7:41 pm #7830

    cantona
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    And even time to stop off for a pint before resuming fisticuffs.


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