Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

July 31, 2011

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?

Whatever.

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.

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