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19 Jan 2016, 10:24 pm

I really enjoyed Snape, but my favorite Rickman performance was as Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility.




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20 Jan 2016, 6:13 am

Sorry, but bullying is bullying. Snape is as bad a teacher as Ron Weasley is bad as a friend to Harry Potter.

Look, I want to like Harry Potter. I enjoy Fanfiction of it, but let's face it, Rowling totally messed up the canon version, even Rowling herself admits it.

Let me explain. Abused and bullied children do not become well-adjusted members of society simply because you remove them from the abusive environment. Nor do they tend to be very trustful to others. How come nobody noticed how much abusive he suffered or did anything about it? He's too well-balanced for everything he went through at his age. How exactly can somebody learn love when they are shown so little of it? Many abusive parents are surprisingly unapologetic about the abusive they inflict on children.

I am willing to let a few mistakes go in fiction go, but this is too much.

Sorry for the rant.


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21 Jan 2016, 12:00 pm

Did my rant make everyone disappear? I'm sorry. :( :oops:

However, it does mean Alan Rickman did a very good job. Great voice, too.


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21 Jan 2016, 1:10 pm

Every word Kyle said is true, in real life, but I think that Harry learned affection and acceptance at Hogworts, and if you re-read his times at the Weasley residence, that is where he saw and learned love....he just adored Mrs. Weasley. He also loved Mr. Wesley the first time he met him.....and the whole household was presented as being delightfully affectionate and welcoming.....just what a lonely child desperately needed.


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21 Jan 2016, 3:50 pm

The character of Snape is probably worth a thread of its own.I liked Alan Rickman in all the roles he played and although he specialised in 'baddies',my favourite is probably in the comedy Galaxy Quest.By all accounts he was
rather witty in real life so this was maybe nearer to his own character.


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21 Jan 2016, 8:04 pm

Charlie Rose had a "Remembering Alan Rickman" segment on his show today, that made me choke-back tears----this is sooooo sad.....

I've been wanting to watch "Love Actually" since I heard-of his passing, but I can't bring myself to do it, yet----much like when Robin Williams passed, it took me awhile to get over it.

Alan Rickman was so incredibly talented----he will be missed----and he was so "young", but a pancreatic cancer diagnosis is a certain death sentence.







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22 Jan 2016, 1:17 am

Yes, he was very good in Galaxy Quest. Especially his face when offered what the aliens considered his favourite delicacy.


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23 Jan 2016, 6:13 am

Sheriff of Nottingham?

Incomparable.

Hysterically funny.

Sigh.

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