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Finnegan's Wake


Finnegan's Wake was the first attempt to cinematize the works of Irish author [[Performer~P36423~James Joyce~jimmyjoyce]]. Based more on a stage adaptation by [[Performer~P45136~Mary Manning~markmanning]] than the Joyce novel itself, the film concentrates on Dublin pubkeeper Finnegan ([[Performer~P37539~Martin J. Kelly~martinjkelly]]), who while in the throes of inebriation has a vision of his own death. As the bemused Finnegan lies in his coffin, his friends gather for his wake. The "corpse" tries to...more