Jane DeDecker explains the origin of the Old Man and the Sea
– at right – that captivated the wizard 25 years ago.
Jane was delighted at the opportunity to cast The Old Man in
monument scale. She had been hoping to do this for 25 years.
From the tip of the marlin’s sword to the end of his tail is 18 feet,
just like in Hemingway’s book.
Even though there is no scene in the book in which the old man,
Santiago, drags his fish along the beach, Jane opted to show them in
this way “because it communicates how the old man and his fish are one.”
Each of us is defined – in part – by the task that consumes us.