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The Quiet Man, 1952 – ★½

Good: Technicolor Ireland, some interesting cultural stuff underneath the stereotypes, and Maureen O’Hara.

Bad: John Wayne dragging O’Hara through a field on her back. Movies are going to reflect their times but this one is explicitly about O’Hara fucking up by defending her independence, and the final resolution is a) Wayne winning her battle for her and b) then literally destroying the thing she wanted.

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