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What's more painful than playing the banjo? Pretending to play the banjo!

Dec 3, 2021 - 6:32:10 AM
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650 posts since 7/10/2012

I just watched Power of the Dog and there is some powerful, emotional, and even menacing scenes involving... banjo playing! I thought Benedict Cumberbatch's perspective on his character's banjo playing was quite thoughtful. I won't link the news site, because they all bombard you with ads and the like, but here is the quote:

"While Cumberbatch called the scenes where Phil is nude onscreen "interesting," he said it was "painful" to pretend to play the banjo.

"[My character] is someone who has done it all their life, and I'm trying to master it in four weeks or something stupid. That's tough," Cumberbatch told the audience, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Cumberbatch also told Esquire in a profile published on Wednesday that he wanted to become "world class at the banjo" while working on the film, but he hasn't made much progress.

"I'm very much not. I'm very far off," he said."


Dec 3, 2021 - 5:17:38 PM
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4244 posts since 10/13/2005

I can sympathize. It was always my goal to become a banjo prodigy by the time I'm 90 but time is running out...... banjered

Dec 4, 2021 - 4:13:06 AM
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I'm hoping to become an overnight success someday.

Dec 4, 2021 - 5:34:03 AM

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What’s more painful than playing the banjo?
“Listening” to someone pretending to play the banjo!

The more I practice, and the better I think I’m getting, the worse I seem to sound.

Edited by - Pick-A-Lick on 12/04/2021 05:34:51

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