Tuesday, February 02, 2010

James Joyce

James Joyce would be 128 years old today. Joyce, as you know, was the author of "Ulysses," which is widely considered the greatest novel in the English language.

A little known fact about JJ. He was fascinated by the movie business, and was a big fan of Charlie Chaplin. And, in his last years, he even tried his hand at writing a screenplay.

Given the latest announcement that "Avatar" has been nominated as best picture, if he could talk today, Mr. Joyce might say: "I'm glad I didn't live long enough to write for Hollywood."