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Post by A_Roode on Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:14 pm

Horrified to learn that my significant other knows Alan Rickman ONLY from the Harry Potter movies, I told her that we're going to have a four or five film 'Best of Alan Rickman' festival. I've decided on three movies:

Die Hard
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
Galaxy Quest

But am looking for at least one other, possibly two films to add to the all day event. In my mind I'd prefer films where he gets to be either a villain or deliver icy venom-dripping lines of sarcasm, but the focus is really just to show here what a great talent the guy is. Thought I'd open it up for suggestions. Toying with adding 'Quigley Down Under' to the list but I thought I'd see what the Fantaverse could come up with first. All suggestions appreciated!
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Re: Recommendations: Alan Rickman

Post by Buscemi on Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:20 pm

Truly, Madly, Deeply
Bottle Shock (probably a lesser Rickman role, but it's a recent one and quite good)
Dogma

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Re: Recommendations: Alan Rickman

Post by transformers2 on Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:17 pm

Good lineup Roodey I would add Dogma to that list and then it would be perfect.
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Re: Recommendations: Alan Rickman

Post by W on Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:51 pm

Show her this hilarious video before you start:



I just saw that he played Rasputin... I wonder how that turned out. Here's the link.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117442/

Really, all you need is Die Hard.

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Re: Recommendations: Alan Rickman

Post by geezer9687 on Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:59 pm

You have to have Dogma. It was my first taste of Alan Rickman and he will be forever known to me as "The Voice of God"

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Re: Recommendations: Alan Rickman

Post by BarcaRulz on Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:59 pm

It's gotta be Dogma. He was superb in that.

Also, if you don't mind voice-acting, he was by FAR the best thing about Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, which was an awesome movie.

Plus there's Love Actually, which the misses will probably like. I'll actually admit to liking that film, excellent cast and good humour.

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Re: Recommendations: Alan Rickman

Post by Donte77 on Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:56 pm

Agree with Love Actually, Hitchhiker's Guide, and Dogma.

For newer films, Sweeney Todd and Bottle Shock.
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Re: Recommendations: Alan Rickman

Post by Shrykespeare on Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:16 am

The first time I remember seeing him (besides Die Hard) was in a really OTT serial killer movie called The January Man, starring Kevin Kline. Alan played a painter named Ed, who also helped Kevin and M.E. Mastrantonio catch the killer.

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Re: Recommendations: Alan Rickman

Post by BanksIsDaFuture on Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:02 am

Only thing you really need is Galaxy Quest.
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Re: Recommendations: Alan Rickman

Post by leestu on Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:18 am

Gotta back up Buscemi's suggestion of Truly, Madly Deeply. I know that doesn't fit your criteria of villainy or sarcasm but it shows the depth of emotion he can portray and that he can do comedy. And IMHO also showed Minghella's potential.
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Re: Recommendations: Alan Rickman

Post by Buscemi on Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:04 pm

W wrote:
I just saw that he played Rasputin... I wonder how that turned out. Here's the link.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117442/

Rickman and Sir Ian McKellen in the same film? I've got to find this one!

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Re: Recommendations: Alan Rickman

Post by transformers2 on Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:11 pm

I saw the Rasputin film with Rickman last year in my history class. It was pretty decent.
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Re: Recommendations: Alan Rickman

Post by becs on Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:03 pm

I've heard Nobel Son is great, but haven't seen it myself. Would highly recommend Bottle Shock, Love Actually is always good, and I have a big weakness for him in Sense & Sensibility.
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Re: Recommendations: Alan Rickman

Post by A_Roode on Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:29 pm

My thanks to you all for the great suggestions. I'll give her the choice of 'Bottle Shock,' 'Love Actually' and 'Dogma' to finish off the set. I'm betting she goes with #2, lol Very Happy
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Re: Recommendations: Alan Rickman

Post by mfrendo on Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:53 pm

Nobel Son was really good...and I think me and my friend were the only two in the world who saw it, which makes it that much cooler...
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Re: Recommendations: Alan Rickman

Post by Buscemi on Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:28 am

It never came to theatres here so I saw it on DVD. I can't understand why critics hated it so much but then hailed things like Rachel Getting Married and The Reader.

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Re: Recommendations: Alan Rickman

Post by A_Roode on Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:11 am

Rickman Festival has begun:

(her scores)

Quigley Down Under 6/10
Nobel Son 8/10
Sweeney Todd 8.5/10
Love, Actually 9.5/10
Die Hard 8/10
Robin Hood 8/10
Galaxy Quest 9.5/10

(my scores)

Quigley Down Under 6/10
Nobel Son 7/10
Sweeney Todd 9/10
Love, Actually 9/10
Die Hard 8/10
Robin Hood 9/10
Galaxy Quest 9/10

Thanks to all who contributed suggestions!
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