James Joyces - Ulysses DVD

James Joyces - Ulysses DVD
James Joyces - Ulysses DVD James Joyces - Ulysses DVD
It's hardly surprising that it took 45 years for someone to attempt an adaptation of James Joyce's dazzling modernist masterpiece that parallels a day in the life of unassuming Jewish advertising man Leopold Bloom with the events of Homer's Odyssey: it's a novel that's the very definition of the term 'unfilmable'. But Joseph Strick made a BAFTA, Oscar and Golden Globe nominated go of it, helped by some outstanding Irish actors (Milo O'Shea, Maurice Roeves, T.P. McKenna, Sheila O'Sullivan) who are fully alert to the musicality of Joyce's prose: almost every word in the Oscar-nominated screenplay was taken directly from the book. Wolfgang Suschitzky's black-and-white photography of authentic Dublin locations brings Joyce's famously detailed descriptions vividly to life, and Barbara Jefford's impassioned delivery of Molly Bloom's notoriously erotic monologue caused such a furore that the film was banned from general release in Ireland until 2000, something that would doubtless have amused Joyce himself.
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.85:1
AudioEnglish Stereo 2.0
BBFC15
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastPeter Mayock,Martin Dempsey,Maureen Potter,Maureen Toal,Maurice Roeves,Milo O'Shea,Sheila O'Sullivan,TP Mckenna,Maire Hastings,Anna Manahan,Barbara Jefford,Chris Curran,Fionnula Flanagan,Graham Lines,Eddie Golden
ColourBlack & White
DirectorJoseph Strick
Discs1
FormatDVD
HOH (Hard of Hearing)No
LanguageEnglish
Region0
Released2004-02-23
Run Time120
Year1967

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