The Friday Podcast #66

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00:11 Figurines Good Old Friends Click to see more information on this artist
04:07 Teenager Alone Again Click to see more information on this artist
08:11 Arthur & Yu There Are Too Many Birds Click to see more information on this artist
11:06 Metric London Half Life Click to see more information on this artist
13:26 Aus Aslope Click to see more information on this artist
16:25 Text Adventure Nothing Ever Happens Anymore Click to see more information on this artist
20:16 Oblong Indicator Click to see more information on this artist
24:30 Devastations Dance With Me Click to see more information on this artist

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4 replies on “The Friday Podcast #66”

  1. Err… I’ve not seen the film, so I don’t know how it approaches the story. It was on television the other week and I missed it.

    From a quick google, I gather that the film is a dramatisation of just one of the short stories (the final one, the Dead), and while it’s true that this is probably the most filmable one (and from what I can gather, it also held the most resonance with Huston), I certainly wouldn’t say it was the finest of those in the book. Perhaps because it is at the end, I thought that it felt like it was the least connected to the rest of the stories, and – given how interlinked the other ones are – it is a little surprising that it pull together the themes that are explored earlier.

    Compared to his later novels, the Dubliners is certainly accessible, with a very sharp focus on character, plot, dialogue and the position of the narrator, almost as if he was making sure that he could do these perfectly before pushing on with the literary groundbreaking. Apparently it was pretty innovative when it was originally written, but if you read them now they seem refreshing and clear rather than an insurrection.

    I think that the whole transcript is available here: http://www.bibliomania.com/0/0/29/63/frameset.html if you like reading off of a computer monitor.

  2. Yeah, the film is just the last of the stories.

    You can tell from it that all the characters are ridiculously well-developed, so I knew the book would be quite character based. I just never got around to reading it.

    I think I’ll get the Dubliners audio book. I’ve found I much more enjoy listening to books over the last few years.

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