- Composed by Alex North
- Varèse Sarabande / 1987 / 44m
The final story in James Joyce’s Dubliners, The Dead follows a group of Irish people who gather from all over the country in a big house at the turn of the 20th century, concerned with small matters such as life and death. It was the last film directed by the legendary John Huston, 80 years old at the time and apparently directed with him sitting in a wheelchair, attached to an oxygen supply, and having to spend much of the time communicating with the set from outside, watching on a monitor. Despite that, it was widely acclaimed upon its release (posthumously).