Clack back

As he did in Telemachus in response to Mulligan's suggestion about Haines, Stephen briefly indulges a violent fantasy in Proteus only to  change his mind in an instant and opt comedically for pacifism. His language suggests that he is visualizing the scene as a motion picture, running the film in reverse to bring the man back to life.

JH 2016

Postcard from the early 1900s showing a man with a hand-crank movie projector. Source: www.valuablepostcards.com.

Démolition d'un mur, short 1896 film by Louis Lumière. Source: www.youtube.com.

The Volta Theatre in Mary Street, in a later photograph held in the Irish Film Archive. Source: www.census.nationalarchives.ie.