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James Joyce's Women (1985)

In this tribute to James Joyce, Fionnula Flanagan gives a tour-de-force performance as a half-dozen or so women in Joyce's real and fictional worlds. When she portrays his wife Nora ... See full summary »

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Harriet Shaw Weaver
Chris O'Neill ...
James E. O'Grady ...
The Interviewer
Tony Lyons ...
Leopold Bloom
Paddy Dawson ...
Stannie Joyce
Martin Dempsey ...
Joyce's father
Gerald Fitzmahony ...
The Dublin Gossips
Joseph Taylor ...
Dubliner
Rebecca Wilkinson ...
Two Washerwoman
Gladys Sheehan ...
Two Washerwomen
Gabrielle Keenan ...
Cissy Caffrey
Michele O'Connor ...
Edy Boardman
Zoe Blackmore
Terry Flanagan
Brian Dunne
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In this tribute to James Joyce, Fionnula Flanagan gives a tour-de-force performance as a half-dozen or so women in Joyce's real and fictional worlds. When she portrays his wife Nora remembering their time together, Flanagan captures the era and the author in lyrical detail. As Sylvia Beach, the woman who first published Ulysses, new dimensions concerning the importance of Nora in Joyce's literary visions of women emerge, and when Flanagan interprets Joyce characters like Molly Bloom or a washerwoman from Finnegan's Wake, the beauty of Joyce's language shines through the melodious words. Written by Ørnås

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An Erotic Masterpiece.

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13 September 1985 (USA)  »

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Kobiety Jamesa Joyce'a  »

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According to Wikipedia, this film, directed by Michael Pearce, is based on James Joyce's Ulysses and shows about twenty minutes of real, on camera masturbation by Fionnula Flanagan, the main actress. See more »

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Courageous performance by Flannigan
23 November 2002 | by (Omaha, Ne) – See all my reviews

This is a fantastic effort, a virtual one-woman show. Flannigan takes daunting, challenging material and makes it poetically lucid. The highlight comes in a long, sexually explicit monologue where she shows wonderful comfort with her body and expresses aspects of the feminine psyche not often seen in films. Highly recommended


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