On opening night 2 weeks ago we went to a midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
Or, as I prefer to call it, “Alan Rickman in 3D.”
I’m sorry, what?
What was I saying?
I have no idea.
Is it warm in here?
The Dairy Godmother sent me a link to an interview Rickman recently did that I found it quite interesting. You should read the whole thing, but I thought I’d share my favorite part:
What do you think of the legacy of these eight films, or the film series’ place in the history of cinema? It has had a huge impact on British cinema, British filmmaking, but in general, what do you think the legacy will be?
AR: Well, I hope ultimately its legacy is to make people cherish the notion of telling a story and not trying to do it by committee; that it is possible to trust a true storyteller’s imagination and then serve it as honorably as possible, and that you might just wind up with something that’s entertaining on the one hand, makes a load of money on the other, and gives enormous silent and not so silent pleasure to children and grownups. It’s just a validation of something that we need. It’s a human need to be told stories, and I don’t think it can be done by committee. I think it has to be one person’s imagination. So, here’s to Jo Rowling and all who may sail in her.