I was going to do a Supergirl versus Shannara post this week but then I saw the news that Alan Rickman passed away. Like everyone else, I was surprised and sad about it. I didn’t know he was battling cancer and 69 is way too young.
When Leonard Nimoy died I laid on my couch and marathoned the first four Star Trek movies. I’m tempted to do the same this Sunday with Harry Potter movies but, since I watched all of them again just a few months ago, I’ll probably turn to some of his other work. Like the movie my husband and I still quote all the time – Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. The movie itself was disappointing (Robin and Marian’s chemistry was non-existent) but Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham was AWESOME.
Nottingham: “I’m gonna cut your heart out with a spoon!”
Robin Hood: [blah blah blah]
Sir Guy of Gisbourne: “Why a spoon, cousin? Why not an ax or a—”
Nottingham: “Because it’s dull, you twit. It’ll hurt more!”
Seriously, who can deliver lines that like and not only make them entertaining, but highly memorable?
If anyone else is considering a weekend Rickman marathon, here are some other choices (besides Harry Potter):
- A Little Chaos (2014)
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
- Love Actually (2003)
- Galaxy Quest (1999)
- Dogma (1999)
- Sense and Sensibility (1995)
- Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
- Die Hard (1988)
I feel like Alan Rickman had twenty or more movies left in him. So sorry I won’t get to see them, but will gladly watch the ones he made that I love over and over again.