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James Joyce's Ulysses : First draft screen play, 1965

Identifier: 2009-024

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First draft screenplay of the Oscar-nominated screenplay. Strick captures the narrative of Joyce's stream-of-consciousness narrative about a day in the life of Leopold Bloom, a Jewish advertising executive and Joyce's more modern reflection of Homer's wandering epic hero. Bloom's journey through the streets of turn-of-the-century Dublin leads him through trials that parallel those of Ulysses on his epic journey home.


  • approximately 1965



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Joseph Strick is an American director, producer and screenwriter. He was born July 6, 1923 in Braddock, Pennsylvania. He entered filmmaking after the second World War and was involved in films such as Muscle Beach (1948) and The Savage Eye (1959). He also founded Electrosolids Corp (1956) Computron Corp. (1958) Physical Sciences Corp (1958) Holosonics Corp. (1960). He won an Academy award for best documentary for his movie Interviews with My Lai Veterans (1970). In 1967, he made a film adaptation of James Joyce's Ulysses. Fred Haines (February 27, 1936 – May 4, 2008) was an American Oscar-nominated screenwriter and film director. Haines was born in Los Angeles, California in 1936. He studied literature at Columbia University and the University of Arizona before receiving his degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He met film director Joseph Strick while working at Pacifica Radio. Strick got him a job in the writing department at Columbia Pictures. Strick obtained the film rights to the James Joyce novel Ulysses, and brought Haines on board as co-writer and associate producer for the film, with Strick directing. Ulysses was released in 1967, and was praised for its faithfulness to Joyce's novel, receiving a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 1967 Academy Awards. The film was controversial due to its language and sexual content. When first released theatrically in New Zealand it could only be screened before gender-segregated audiences in that country. In September 2000 it was finally passed by the film censors in Ireland.


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