Once upon a time

Clever director that he is, John Carney had a damage limitation plan put firmly in place when he began making his latest feature film, the Glen Hansard-starring indie musical, Once.

17th March, 2007

Clever director that he is, John Carney had a damage limitation plan put firmly in place when he began making his latest feature film, the Glen Hansard-starring indie musical, Once.

They would make the film on a tiny budget, Carney decided - less than €180,000 - so that if they reached the second day of filming and felt that what they were making was ‘‘rubbish’’, they would go away and pretend the film had never...

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