The film won Ford and cameramen Winton C. Hoch and Archie Stout Oscars in 1953, and there are plenty of images to pull from “The Quiet Man” that confirm the Academy’s judgement. Here are some of my favorites:
My best shot of “The Quiet Man,” though, is this one from just a few minutes into the film:
It’s the first time Sean (Wayne) lays eyes on Mary Kate (O’Hara), and the way she leaves the frame on the bottom of the image, dwarfed by the emerald trees of Inisfree, is just so unusual and beautiful to me.
“The Quiet Man” is streaming on Netflix.