A blog dealing with either the joy of cinema or the agony of cinema--nothing in between.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Ulysses details a Jewish doctor's day in Dublin, which turns into an Irish Odyssey of sorts. Adapted by Joseph Strick in 1967 from James Joyce's massive stream-of-consciousness novel, which was thought impossible at first. However, it was well received upon released and contains only lines found in the novel. The film is well shot, and the B&W looks great, but to someone like myself, a person who hasn't read Joyce's work, Ulysses remains indecipherable. Until I read up on the novel, I leave this film with the mysterious 2.5 star rating.