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The Quiet Man represents one example of how a director changes the work of an author when creating a movie for the general public The Quiet Man developed into a full-length movie directed by John Ford in 1952 followed the story written by Maurice Walsh in the 40s Changing the story line Ford created a movie that the public would want to see Decades ago film studios employed actors and directors to make movies for their studios So movies produced by a studio often included the same actors actresses and directors As a result when casting The Quiet Man the directors choices were limited due to the studio contracts with the actors and actresses While writing the script Ford realized that the movie must accommodate the actors in his studio The main character Shawn Kelvin grew up in Ireland moved to America and then returned to Ireland according to the story However the only choice Ford had as the main character was John Wayne John Wayne could not effectively talk with an Irish accent Thus Ford decided Shawn would grow up in America rather than Ireland preventing the need for an Irish accent This is one example of how Ford changed the story to accommodate the actors Ford wanted to entice people to see The Quiet Man as well as other movies produced by the same studio Thus Ford inserted a twenty-minute fight scene involving John Wayne who was one of the studios main actors hoping that people would enjoy Waynes combative style and would want to see other movies with John Wayne Additionally Ford inserted hints of sexual involvement such as the broken bed scene implying that the newlyweds had a honeymoon the night before but in reality this did not happen These are two examples of how Ford worked to get people to view the movie Ford improved the story by adding reality through stereotypes creating a believable film Though the stereotypes
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