Ulysses (1967 film)
|Directed by||Joseph Strick|
|Produced by||Joseph Strick|
|Screenplay by||Fred Haines
by James Joyce
|Music by||Stanley Myers|
|Editing by||Reginald Mills|
|Distributed by||British Lion Films|
|Release dates||14 March 1967 (USA)
June 1967 (UK)
|Running time||132 min.|
|Box office||$2,300,000 (US/ Canada)2|
Starring Milo O'Shea as Leopold Bloom, Barbara Jefford as Molly Bloom, Maurice Roëves as Stephen Dedalus, T. P. McKenna as Buck Mulligan and Sheila O'Sullivan as May Golding Dedalus, it was adapted by Fred Haines and Joseph Strick, and directed by Strick. Haines and Strick shared an Oscar nomination for the screenplay.3
There have been other films based on Ulysseswhich?citation needed but this one stands out for its fidelity to the book and the fact that almost the entire screenplay is taken from lines in the book.citation needed It was the first motion picture to use the word "fuck".
The film was shot on location in Dublin on a modest budget.3 It was entered into the 1967 Cannes Film Festival.4 Festival organizers deleted some of the French subtitles without informing the director.3 When Strick noticed the deletions during the film's screening, "he stood up and yelled out that this film had been censored," Strick's son David told the Los Angeles Times.3 "He went upstairs to the projection booth and turned off the switches. He was then pushed down a flight of stairs by festival goons. My father and his associates withdrew the film immediately from the festival," David Strick said.3
- Barbara Jefford – Molly Bloom
- Milo O'Shea – Leopold Bloom
- Maurice Roëves – Stephen Dedalus
- T. P. McKenna – Buck Mulligan
- Martin Dempsey – Simon Dedalus
- Sheila O'Sullivan – May Golding Dedalus
- Graham Lines – Haines
- Peter Mayock – Jack Power
- Fionnula Flanagan – Gerty MacDowell
- Anna Manahan – Bella Cohen
- Maureen Toal – Zoe Higgins
- Maureen Potter – Josie Breen
- Chris Curran – Myles Crawford
- Maire Hastings – Mary Driscoll
- Eddie Golden – Martin Cunningham
- Joe Lynch – Blazes Boylan
- David Kelly – Garrett Deasy
- Eugene Lambert – Costello
- Des Keogh – Joe Hynes
- Rosaleen Linehan – Nurse Callan
- Danny Cummins – The Drinker
Ulysses was originally rated 'X' in the UK after extensive cuts were demanded by BBFC censor John Trevelyan. However director Joseph Strick replaced the offending dialogue with a series of screeches and sounds, thus rendering the scenes unintelligible. Eventually the film was released uncut in 1970, and the rating was reduced to '15' for the video release in 1996. 5
- Show Biz's Mr. Diversification Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times (1923–Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 24 September 1967: n16.
- "Big Rental Films of 1967", Variety, 3 January 1968 p 25. Please note these figures refer to rentals accruing to the distributors.
- McLellan, Dennis (4 June 2010). "McLellan, Dennis. (2010, June 4). ''Joseph Strick dies at 86; independent filmmaker brought 'Ulysses' to big screen''. The Los Angeles Times". Latimes.com. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
- "Festival de Cannes: Ulysses". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 11 March 2009.
- "British Board of Film Classification". Retrieved 4 January 2011.
- Brittenden, Wayne. The Celluloid Circus: The Heyday of the New Zealand Picture Theatre. New Zealand: Godwit (Random House), 2008, p. 134. ISBN 978-1-86962-146-9
- "Film & Video Labelling Body of New Zealand". Retrieved 4 January 2011.