June 17, 2005

For example, rewriting "Yes, yes, yes" to "You bet your ass" took a year and a half alone . . .


“In times gone by it was the censor who kept James Joyce‘s work from the silver screen but a new movie celebrating his novel Ulysses, has been delayed for different reasons,” reports a BBC News wire story. The new movie was delayed for ten years, says the story, because “That is how long it took to create a script that condensed the complex novel to less than two hours screen time.” However, director Sean Walsh finally completed the movie, which stars Stephen Rea and Angeline Ball as Leopold and Molly Bloom, and it premiered in Dublin yesterday.

Dennis Johnson is the founder of MobyLives, and the co-founder and co-publisher of Melville House.