On the Dead, James Joyce, and John Huston
We thought it might be interesting to discuss the interpretation of a short story for the screen. During his long moviemaking career, John Huston specialized in literary adaptations. One of our favorites is his final film: The Dead.
Wes: We’re sitting at dinner now. Do you know the man who plays Mr. Browne?
Wes: I think his name is Dan O’Herlihy. He was in Luis Buñuel’s movie of Robinson Crusoe. Did you ever see it?
Wes: Well, Buñuel made it in the fifties. And this Dan O’Herlihy, he’s a great character. And that’s one of my favorite performances in The Dead. Did you like him?
Hanan: I loved him. I didn’t recognize any of the actors other than Anjelica Huston.