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Ulysses (1967)

Not Rated | | Drama | June 1967 (UK)
James Joyce's masterpiece incarnated: The story of two seperated Dublin wanderers, Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus, struggling to control their personal lives.

Director:

Joseph Strick

Writers:

Fred Haines (screenplay), James Joyce (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Milo O'Shea ... Leopold Bloom
Barbara Jefford ... Molly
Maurice Roëves ... Stephen Dedalus
T.P. McKenna ... Buck Mulligan
Anna Manahan Anna Manahan ... Bella Cohen
Chris Curran Chris Curran ... Myles Crawford
Fionnula Flanagan ... Gerty MacDowell (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
Geoffrey Golden Geoffrey Golden ... The Citizen
Martin Dempsey Martin Dempsey ... Simon Dedalus
Eddie Golden Eddie Golden ... Martin Cunningham
Maire Hastings Maire Hastings ... Mary Driscoll
David Kelly ... Garrett Deasy
Graham Lines Graham Lines ... Haines
Desmond Perry Desmond Perry ... Bantam Lyons (as Des Perry)
Rosaleen Linehan Rosaleen Linehan ... Nurse Callan
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Storyline

Dublin; June 16, 1904. Stephen Dedalus, who fancies himself as a poet, embarks on a day of wandering about the city during which he finds friendship and a father figure in Leopold Bloom, a middle-aged Jew. Meanwhile, Bloom's day, illuminated by a funeral and an evening of drinking and revelry that stirs paternal feelings toward Stephen, ends with a rapprochement with Molly, his earthy wife. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Certificate:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Alucinação de Ulisses See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Mono | 4-Track Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although the British Board of Film Censors had passed the film on 14 March 1967 with an "X" certificate after cuts, the Greater London Council granted a local "X" certificate to the uncut version in May 1967. The uncut version was a huge success, opening at the Academy Cinema One (516 seats) on 1 June 1967 for 44 weeks before moving next door to the smaller Academy Cinema Two (404 seats) for a further 26 weeks. When the film finally closed on 2 October 1968 it was still being advertised as "X" (London). See more »

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Buck Mulligan: Thus spake Zarathustra!
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Not your typical film
16 April 2016 | by jameslinton-75252See all my reviews

Having read and studied this novel for my English Literature course, I was looking forward to watching its film adaptation.

The end result left me feeling a little ambivalent. I felt that the film did very well in capturing the stream-of-consciousness present in Joyce's original text. Like its source material, Ulysses is a film that demands your full attention. If you look away for even a second then you're lost. The narrative constantly jumps around. This isn't an insult to the film, but rather a portrayal of Joyce's writing style.

Ulysses as a text jumps from idea to idea, from writing style to writing style. It is a difficult text to read, but a rewarding one.

And so is the film, although I was disappointed at how the film watered down some of the book's more explicit scenes. I felt that THIS was an insult to Joyce to wanted to push the boundaries of anything that came before.

Read my full review for more: http://goo.gl/WGkf16


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