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Ryan's Daughter

The Making of an Irish Epic

The making of David Lean's Ryan's Daughter in Dingle, Ireland, between 1968 and 1970, is shrouded in myth and sensational stories. Robert Mitchum and the glamour and mischief of 1960s Hollywood, the Irish climate, the studio system, and one of film's greatest auteurs all converged to make a troubled and fabled production in an unsuspecting town in County Kerry. Fifty years on, Paul Benedict Rowan has written the definitive account of one of the great movie follies and its unique place in cinematic and Irish history. Painstakingly researched over fifteen years, Ryan's Daughter: The Making of an Irish Epic charts the tumultuous filming of this iconic piece of cinema. Bringing together exclusive cast and crew interviews, a wealth of previously unseen archival material, and extraordinary accounts of the local people who took Lean and his epic to their hearts, this fast-paced, entertaining, and often jaw-dropping narrative is everything you ever wanted to know about David Lean's great 'fillum' and its tragic aftermath.

About the Author

Paul Benedict Rowan is a journalist and author from Ireland. He was joint winner of the NewsBrands Campaigning Journalism and Investigative Journalism Award in 2019. He is the author of two books, and coauthor of Champagne Football: John Delaney and the Betrayal of Irish Football: The Inside Story.

Reviews

"Serious, insightful, evocative – and in many ways a more impressive achievement than the film itself."—Sunday Business Post

"This expertly researched romp is a gift from the non-fiction gods."—Sunday Independent

"Entertaining, pacy and the product of considerable research and commendable effort."—The Irish Times

"The breathtakingly researched book ends on a somber note, as an aged Lean overhears Mitchum talking about him in a restaurant. Lean approached the legendary actor, who had not noticed the director in the room: 'Hello, Bob. Made any good movies lately?'"—Christopher Schobert, The Film Stage

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