Ulysses - Bloomsday Centenary

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  1. John Watson

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    By coincidence I had just received my order of the DVD of the 1967 movie ULYSSES based on James Joyce's novel, when I heard on the radio that the book itself was actually first published in 1904.

    (I'm tempted to call it the original 24, but maybe that would be too low a form of humour for even me [​IMG])

    Anyway, as someone said, there will be a day this coming June which can be known as Bloomsday.

    I took a quick look at the disk, and it seems to be as entertaining now (and mercifully, much shorter than the book), as it was when I first saw the film in the 1980's.

    A few months ago there was a short thread on art films, where I had mentioned this film. I don't know if the DVD is in short supply (I had to wait 4-5 weeks for Amazon to get it to me), but I thought someone else might be interested.
     
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    FWIW, it was actually first published in 1922, but the events in the book took place on June 16, 1904.

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    Thanks, that sounds much more likely, must have had a pillow in my ear when I heard it. [​IMG]
     

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