I've just remembered my favourite part of the film: Bacon claiming the two most handsome men in the world were Terence Stamp and Colonel Gaddafi.
Doesn't seem like it. from a cursory look,Did Bacon ever meet Beckett? I've tried digging around online, but it just produces academic stuff comparing the two.
Also in Minihan’s circle of friends was the artists Francis Bacon, who never met Beckett, despite Minihan’s efforts. “I always wanted to get the two together, but the moment never came. I drove Sam past Reece Mews, where Bacon had his studio, and I said, ‘That’s where Francis Bacon lives.’ Beckett said, ‘He’s very popular.’ And I knew that it wasn’t the time . . . They were like two stallions, I don’t think they’d have got along, though they had things in common.”
don't think i ever conciously saw any of his work so i just looked it up and well those three panels that made him fameous are one of the ugliest things i have seen in my life. it makes me sick. is that why people think it's good?