History Film / TheQuietMan

15th May '17 7:31:32 PM nombretomado
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* TheTroubles: Hand-waved. There are a few IRA activists in Innisfree (including Michaeleen), but they mostly hang out at the pub discussing what to drink next. Subverted at the end when the town's Catholics (including Father Lonergan and Father Paul) pretend to be Protestant so that the Playfairs can stay.
28th Mar '17 9:37:42 AM fearlessnikki
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: There really would be no correct Irish language term for 'sleeping bag'. When Ireland was conquered by the British, the Irish language was phased out and English became the dominant language. When Ireland received its independence, there were suddenly hundreds of modern conveniences that they had no Irish words for. So they had to just make them up.



* BigDamnKiss: When Sean... [[RunningGag John Wayne]] catches Mary Kate cleaning up his newly repurchased home, he grabs her before she can run out, and with the wind and storm blowing outside and into the house, he plants a big kiss on her. It's one of the most-remembered scenes from the movie.
** Right before she slaps him for the impertinence.
*** And when she does leave, she leans in for a small kiss of her own to show she really didn't mind the big one.

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* BigDamnKiss: When Sean... [[RunningGag John Wayne]] catches Mary Kate cleaning up his newly repurchased home, he grabs her before she can run out, and with the wind and storm blowing outside and into the house, he plants a big kiss on her. It's one of the most-remembered scenes from the movie.
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movie. Right before she slaps him for the impertinence.
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impertinence. And when she does leave, she leans in for a small kiss of her own to show she really didn't mind the big one.



* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Possibly the TropeCodifier.

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* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Possibly the TropeCodifier.TropeCodifier and it resulted in the stereotype that ''every'' Irish person is one.
17th Mar '17 8:27:45 PM Mdumas43073
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* CasualtyInTheRing: Sean Thort... John Wayne killed a fellow boxer in a match, hence the reason he refuses to fight Danaher until the final reel.

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* CasualtyInTheRing: Sean Thort...Thornt... John Wayne killed a fellow boxer in a match, hence the reason he refuses to fight Danaher until the final reel.
17th Mar '17 8:26:53 PM Mdumas43073
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-->'''Sean:''' [through clenched teeth] That's a good grip you have, Danaher. I always hated a flabby handshake myself.

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-->'''Sean:''' [through (''through clenched teeth] teeth'') That's a good grip you have, Danaher. I always hated a flabby handshake myself.
14th Feb '17 9:49:47 PM Mdumas43073
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24th Oct '16 3:11:19 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Much of the problems between Mary Kate and Sean stem from him not wanting to fight her brother to get her rightful dowry. Due to their transatlantic CultureClash, he doesn't understand why she's obsessing about the money, and she doesn't understand why he won't fight for her legacy. In the end, Sean does demand the money, and when Danaher finally hands it over, he and Mary Kate promptly toss it into a furnace, starting the fight. Ultimately, it was more about Mary Kate's husband standing up for her and her honor than having the money.

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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Much of the problems between Mary Kate and Sean stem from him not wanting to fight her brother to get her rightful dowry. Due to their transatlantic trans-Atlantic CultureClash, he doesn't understand why she's obsessing about the money, and she doesn't understand why he won't fight for her legacy. In the end, Sean does demand the money, and when Danaher finally hands it over, he and Mary Kate promptly toss it into a furnace, starting the fight. Ultimately, it was more about Mary Kate's husband standing up for her and her honor than having the money.



* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: The village men welcome Sean by singing "Wild Colonial Boy". Just as they get to the verse where the song's protagonist robs the local squireen, who should walk in but squire "Red" Will Danaher, who was "robbed" of White O' Morn by Sean. Lampshaded when Fahy, the accordionist, mockingly addresses Will as "squireen".

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* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: The village men welcome Sean by singing "Wild Colonial Boy". Boy." Just as they get to the verse where the song's protagonist robs the local squireen, who should walk in but squire "Red" Will Danaher, who was "robbed" of White O' Morn by Sean. Lampshaded when Fahy, the accordionist, mockingly addresses Will as "squireen".



* UnwantedAssistance: During the big fight between Sean and Danaher when ever one of them was knocked down a guy would throw a bucket of water in his face, then the crowd would pick him up and throw him back into the fight.

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* UnwantedAssistance: During the big fight between Sean and Danaher when ever Danaher, whenever one of them was knocked down a guy would throw a bucket of water in his face, then the crowd would pick him up and throw him back into the fight.
24th Oct '16 3:06:47 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: when Danaher and Wayne start their epic donnybrook, a slew of others join in, prompting Og Flynn to fire off warning shots and lay down the ground rules to the fight. They quickly settle on fighting by the Marquis of Queensbury rules, and then Danaher promptly kicks Wayne in the face.

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* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: when When Danaher and Wayne start their epic donnybrook, a slew of others join in, prompting Og Flynn to fire off warning shots and lay down the ground rules to the fight. They quickly settle on fighting by the Marquis of Queensbury rules, and then Danaher promptly kicks Wayne in the face.
24th Oct '16 3:03:11 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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A polite, soft-spoken American named Sean Thornton (Wayne) makes his way to the small Irish village of Innisfree. He's come back to his ancestral home to purchase his father's house, "White o' Morning", but in doing so, he rouses the ire of local squire "Red" Will Danaher ([=McLaglen=]), who wanted the property himself. Complicating matters is that on the journey to town, Thornton caught a glimpse of beautiful [[HeroesWantRedheads redhead]] Mary Kate Danaher (O'Hara), Will's sister, and the two fall in {{love|AtFirstSight}}. Unfortunately, even to say to Mary Kate, "Hi, how are you? Wanna marry me and live happily ever after?" Thornton has to get Will's permission first. And Will will join the Church of Ireland before THAT ever happens. HilarityEnsues.

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A polite, soft-spoken American named Sean Thornton (Wayne) makes his way to the small Irish village of Innisfree. He's come back to his ancestral home to purchase his father's house, "White o' Morning", but in doing so, he rouses the ire of local squire "Red" Will Danaher ([=McLaglen=]), who wanted the property himself. Complicating matters is that on the journey to town, Thornton caught a glimpse of beautiful [[HeroesWantRedheads redhead]] Mary Kate Danaher (O'Hara), Will's sister, and the two fall in {{love|AtFirstSight}}. Unfortunately, before he can even to say to Mary Kate, "Hi, how are you? Wanna marry me and live happily ever after?" Thornton has to get Will's permission first. And Will will join the Church of Ireland before THAT ever happens. HilarityEnsues.
17th Oct '16 11:47:58 AM Gitman
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* PintSizedPowerhouse: Sean in the book. In the movie he's... well, Creator/JohnWayne.

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* PintSizedPowerhouse: Sean in the book. Danaher mocks him by calling him Shawneen - which is Irish Gaelic for "Little Sean," and is also a pun on the Irish word "Shoneen," which means "upstart". In the movie he's... well, Creator/JohnWayne.
28th Jul '16 10:26:16 AM longWriter
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* UnwantedAssistance: During the big fight between Sean and Danaher when ever one of them was knocked down a guy would throw a bucket of water in his face, then the crowd would pick him up and throw him back into the fight.
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