Goodbye Alan Rickman
I was standing in my bedroom this morning when I read that Alan Rickman died. My first thought was that it had been a good move to purchase digital copies of all the Harry Potter films even though we had DVD versions of the same movie because, yes, there are times when you need to access a Harry Potter film from your phone.
There are times when you need to rewatch the magnificent humanity Alan Rickman brought to a difficult character. There are times when you need to remind yourself how lucky you are that the casting agent got this role so right. There are times when you need to sit down and watch three minutes of a film and feel whatever you’re going to feel knowing that someone — even someone you didn’t know at all — is gone.
Thank you, Mr. Rickman, for filling up the role of Severus Snape so completely that you spilled over the top and got under all of our skin. You will be missed.
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