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GUEST,Colwyn Dane John Ford: Movie Music (42) RE: John Ford: Movie Music 26 Oct 00


G'day,

With Ford's Irish background it is no wonder that a lot of the featured music is from that part of the world.

In 'Rio Grande' when Victor McLaglen introduces the Regimental Singers "For this is for him it is"(approx)
and at the same time indicating with his head in the direction of the actor playing General Sheridan.
This lets us know that somehow the song is connected with Sheridan.
Maureen O'Hara, an Irish actress, is part of the listening group which includes John Wayne;
she obviously knows what is going to be sung for when she sits down,a look of happy anticipation appears on her face.

Of course when the song is sung we become aware of the connection between it and Sheridan.

My favourites are from 'Rio Grande' and 'The Quiet Man'.

Hope this helps.

Bcnu.


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