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Bloom -- Adapted from James Joyce's Ulysses, Bloom is the enthralling story of June 16th, 1904 and a gateway into the consiousness of its three main characters: Stephen Dedalus, Molly Bloom and the extraordinary Leopold Bloom.

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James Joyce (novel)
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16 April 2004 (Ireland) See more »
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The enthralling story of June 16th, 1904. See more »
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Adapted from James Joyce's Ulysses, Bloom is the enthralling story of June 16th, 1904 and a gateway into the consiousness of its three main characters: Stephen Dedalus, Molly Bloom and the extraordinary Leopold Bloom. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A picture post card version of _Ulysses_. See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Stephen Rea ... Leopold Bloom

Angeline Ball ... Molly Bloom

Hugh O'Conor ... Stephen Dedalus
Neilí Conroy ... Driscoll
Eoin McCarthy ... Blazes Boylan
Alvaro Lucchesi ... Buck Mulligan
Maria Hayden ... May Dedalus
Aideen McDonald ... Veiled girl
Pat McGrath ... Butcher

Mark Huberman ... Haines
Kenneth McDonnell ... Armstrong
Hugh MacDonagh ... Schoolboy
Andrew McGibney ... Colm / Newsboy
Dan Colley ... Bannon

Des Braiden ... Deasy
Donncha Crowley ... Father Coffey
Ronnie Masterson ... Postmistress
Britta Smith ... Martha

Paul Ronan ... Lenehan
Alan Devlin ... Simon Dedalus

Phelim Drew ... Martin Cunningham
Ronan Wilmot ... Virag Bloom
Peter Dix ... Man in macintosh
Peadar Lamb ... Editor

Sarah Jane Drummey ... Dilly Dedalus

Dearbhla Molloy ... Mrs. Breen
Jenny Maher ... Mina Purefoy
Ruaidhri Finnegan ... Apjohn
Eoin MacDonagh ... Goldberg
Howard Jones ... Young Bloom

Peter Gaynor ... Russel
Russel Smith ... Eglington
Seamus Walsh ... Blindman
Mal Whyte ... Librarian
Jack Lynch ... Bookseller

Patrick Bergin ... The citizen
Jimmy Keogh ... Alf
Donal O'Kelly ... Joe
Tom Bye ... Man in pub
Rachael Pilkington ... Gerty (as Rachel Pilkington)
Jamie Baker ... Tommy
Colman Hanley ... Jackey
Conor Delaney ... Madden
Charlie Bonner ... Pvt. Compton
Alexander Downes ... Pvt. Carr
Eamon Rohan ... Paddy Dignam
Luke Hayden ... Keyes

Julie Hale ... Zoe
Maria Lennon ... Bella
Caoileann Murphy ... Young Molly Bloom
Ciaran O'Brien ... Mulvey
Dermot Moore ... Mr. Stanhope
Steve Simmonds ... Molly's father
Maurice Shanahan ... Capt. Groves
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Justin C. Cohen ... Bystander

Mick Fitzgerald ... Fishmonger
Adam Fox Clarke ... Rudy Bloom
Raymond Kean ... Man in brothel

Directed by
Sean Walsh 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Joyce  novel

Produced by
Mark Byrne .... co-producer
Steve McGettigan .... associate producer
Gerry Moloney .... associate producer
Gerry Murphy .... executive producer
Crohan O'Shea .... associate producer
Sean Walsh .... producer
Stephen Walsh .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
David Kahne 
 
Cinematography by
Ciarán Tanham 
 
Film Editing by
Sarah Armstrong 
 
Casting by
Daniel Hubbard 
Mary Maguire 
 
Production Design by
Mervyn Rowe 
 
Art Direction by
Stephen Simmonds 
 
Costume Design by
Tara Van Zyl 
 
Makeup Department
Muriel Bell .... hair stylist
Rosie Blackmore .... key makeup artist
Bernie Dooley .... key hair stylist
Aisling Nairn .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Donal Ruane .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rebecca Daly .... trainee assistant director
Jill Dempsey .... second assistant director
Nick McCarthy .... first assistant director
Sinéad Murphy .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Oisin Breen .... property master
BinBin Chen .... art department support
Tamara Conboy .... assistant art director
Riad Karim .... set dresser (as Riad Karin)
Gareth Mills .... set dresser
John Neligan .... buyer
John Neligan .... prop buyer
John Nelligan .... property buyer
Andy O'Neill .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Ray Cross .... sound mixer
Adam Daniel .... sound re-recording mixer
Graham Daniel .... sound re-recording mixer
Caoimhe Doyle .... foley artist
Liz Greene .... sound trainee
Conor O'Toole .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Peter Haddon .... colourist
 
Stunts
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Brennan .... HD consultant
Keith Durham .... focus puller
Niall Mannion .... gaffer
Aideen McCarthy .... camera trainee
Stephen Murphy .... Steadicam operator
Darragh Shanahan .... still photographer
Paul Tsan .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Bergin .... costume consultant
Kevin Gleeson .... wardrobe
Carol Graham .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
John Talbot .... digital editorial
John Talbot .... digital support: digital post services
 
Transportation Department
Paul Cullen .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Grainne Mac Anthony .... location trainee
Ed Baran .... publicist
Richard Collins .... horse master
Gillian Flood .... clearance
Sinead Hanna .... production accountant
Kieran Hennessy .... location manager
Jeanette McGrath .... script supervisor
Conor O'Carroll .... assistant location manager
 

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Rated R for sexual content including dialogue
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113 min
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Director Sean Walsh's name appears as the owner of one of the horses in the paper in one scene.See more »
Quotes:
Leopold Bloom:I stand, so to speak, with an unposted letter before the too late box of the general post office of human life.See more »
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Version of Ulysses (1967)See more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A picture post card version of _Ulysses_., 27 August 2004
Author: stonej (stonej@missouri.edu) from U.S.A

If they made1001 movie versions of _Ulysses_, none would be as beautifully and compellingly cinematic as the book itself. This is only the second version, as far as I know. But I enjoyed watching it. I suspect it was an effort to expose the book to the Good People of Ireland (Flann O' Brien) in preparation for the big centennial Bloomsday party--so they would know what they were celebrating, and so that the hapless tourists who wondered into Dublin on that day to experience the famous Irish hospitality, etc., might know what these people were celebrating as well. He used to be on the ten-pound note, Joyce, before the Irish switched to Euros.

I don't know if this movie would make any sense at all to people who haven't read the book itself. I have read the book itself, more than once, and some parts of it more even than that.

This version appears to have been written by Gerty MacDowell, after she grew up and got a job at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, in 2003 (it takes some of us longer to grow up than others--and it seems to have taken her 99 years). I am looking forward to the next 999 versions. Joyce is reported to have said that he meant to keep academics busy for the next 300 years. God only knows how many years he wanted to keep film makers busy (it is a fact that he once tried to open a movie theater in Dublin Himself).

Stephen Rheas' Bloom is nicely Chaplinesque, as is just about everything else in the movie, including the music. All told, _Bloom_ is a nice exercise in nostalgia for a Joyce and a turn-of-the-twentieth-century Ireland that never existed--nostalgia is like that. Nice is nice, but this movie, it goes without saying, is nowhere near as great as _Ulysses_ is a book. Most of the characters and dialogue, as best as I can remember, comes from the book itself--but you can't capture much of that in two hours. But, then, there is ... Love's Old Sweet song.

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