Saturday, April 27, 2013

Ulysses on Film

Discussing a new film version of his novel Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie comments upon whether or not some books are unfilmable:

Everyone was telling us that you can’t film this book. And we just said, “The hell with that; yes you can.” You can film anything. There have been some pretty good attempts at “War and Peace.” Joseph Strick’s film of “Ulysses” is a pretty respectable try.
The film was issued on DVD in 2000.

If you want to judge for yourself, here's a link to Strick's 1967 film of Joyce's novel, available in its entirety on YouTube. 

Milo O'Shea and Barbara Jefford as Leopold and Molly Bloom.

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