Morning all, there’s going to be a showing of M&C at my local sailing club which will include a little pre-viewing discussion. For the life of me, I can’t remember any interesting facts about the production, filming etc, and can barely recall the book related hints dotted throughout the movie apart from the three famous ones,
Stephen missing out bits of the Lord’s Prayer in the funeral scene because of his allegiance with the United Irishmen (can anyone clarify this further, as well?).
Jack alluding to Stephen’s intelligence work.
And, perhaps, the scene where Stephen flexes his fingers before picking up his cello as a suggestion of his torture at Mahon?
If anyone has any bits of information or favourite moments they don’t mind sharing that would be greatly appreciated!
“Wood engraving is an unforgiving medium and I like that. I enjoy working in materials that push as hard against me as I push against them”
“I work everyday. I get up and I go to work. I have no truck with ‘inspiration’ or any other such clap-trap. Work comes from work in my opinion, and so I work. Some days it comes really well, other days not at all. But, as Flannery O’Connor said, if I am not at my drawing board, those days when it would come well, would not come at all if I were not there working.”