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Under The Volcano-The movie

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Under the Volcano, the movie, was shot in 1984 by the great John Huston. Though I have yet to see this film, I have seen Huston's version of Joyce's The Dead, a film that is very faithful to Joyce's text. Reviews for Volcano say the film follows Lowry closely, though Charlie did mention in class that he thought there was a "problematic" nature to a part of the movie, if I remember correctly. The film received Academy Award nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Albert Finney as the Consul). If anybody has a big TV, let's have a screening!


This is the second time I've tried to make a comment here; something keeps eating my comments. Anyway: the trouble with the movie is that Huston filmed it in as linear and as "objective" a way as he could, without any of the Consul's "wisions," as Laruelle's German friend calls them. That objective & linear method is and was fine for "The Dead," but maybe not so fine for this novel.