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Getting rather sick to death of DEATH.... - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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Getting rather sick to death of DEATH....
With the news of Natalie Cole, I wibbled.

With the news of David Bowie, I wanted to weep.

But with today's news of Alan Rickman, I let out a loud and angry "FUCK!"  As I'm sure he would have, faced with similar news.

Fascinating, the Venn Diagram of performance he made up. The Potterverse let out a massive cry of anguish over Snape's departure.  Action film fans mourned the loss of Hans Gruber from the Die Hard franchise; that was Rickman's first film role, at the age of 42. That number, in turn, brings us to his unseen but wondrously-heard role as Marvin in the HHGTG film.  Much as Stephen Moore, the original  voice of Metal Man, carried the needed sense of droll and despair, Rickman out-drolled him.

My favourite two-ish minutes of his film acting came here- in Dogma:



Blow Dry. Galaxy Quest. Truly Madly Deeply.
Love, love and love. (Love, Actually, not so much love, actually, but that's not his fault.)

He also directed two films, 17 years apart, the last with Kate Winslet and Stanley Tucci joining him in the cast of 2014's A Little Chaos. I suspect that will have a Fucking Long Wait by the time Netflix gets our current two back.

Tomorrow night, we shall raise our glasses to a life well lived and beautifully seen. And unlike Metatron, we will not have to spit out the wine.
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angledge From: angledge Date: January 15th, 2016 05:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I want to watch Dogma again. hotpantsgalore hasn't even seen it. It's probably my favorite Alan Rickman role.

But then there's Hans Gruber...

But wait - he was sooo awesome as the Sheriff of Notingham!

And Snape was just so icky & hate-able!

.... I miss Alan Rickman.
yesididit2 From: yesididit2 Date: January 16th, 2016 08:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh i havent watched dogma in ages! he will definitely be missed.
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