Abyss of Silence

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Now I have a machine gun! Ho-Ho-Ho!

I had a dream last night about one of my absolute favorite men on the planet, the delectable Alan Rickman. I was 13 years old when I was introduced (via film) to Mr. Rickman and what can I say? The man sends me.

So I was thinking about that in the shower this morning (get your minds out of the gutter) and I was thinking about the roles I've seen him in that really do it for me. I intend here to count them down.

#3- Severus Snape
Snape-a-licious! I don't get it, who exactly are they wanting us to root for? The filmmakers of the Harry Potter series are making evil pretty damned sexy. I mean c'mon, they've got Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort, Jason Issacs as Lucius Malfoy and Alan Rickman as Severus Snape. Of course the question of Snapes guilt is still in question. I'm one of those sad adults who has read all the Potter books (twice!). Personally I don't think Snape is evil, but all that will be resolved with the final installment (whenever it comes out). Have the filmmakers even read the books? Snape is supposed to be ugly and greasy and hateful. Why then does he make my heart go pitty-pat?

#2- Hans Gruber
My first introduction to Alan Rickman was through the action blockbuster Die Hard. As funny and charming the increasingly bloody Bruce Willis was through that movie, why was I secretly rooting for that suave, sophisticated, and deeply sinister bad guy? Perhaps it was just the hormones just kicking in. Yum!

#1-Colonel Brandon

From possibly evil, pure evil and now to wholesomely good. Oddly enough, his sexiest role for me is the unassuming, loyal, and terribly sweet Colonel Brandon in Sense & Sensibility. What is Kate Winslet thinking during most of that movie, pining for that weasel Willoughby? The goods is right in front of her. Silly girl!

Ok, so am I weird? Am I alone? I usually liked the unlikely, is this still the case?


  • While he doesn't make my heart go pitty pat in quite the same way, I think that Alan Rickman is awfully darned adorable. I loved him in MADLY, TRULY, DEEPLY.

    And there are millions of adults who've read all the Harry Potters (myself amongst them!). Does that make us all sad?

    By Blogger Dana Fredsti, at 11:00 AM  

  • I have only seen him as Colonel Brandon and he is exceedingly attractive because of his vulnerable tenderness.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:51 PM  

  • Zhadi- It's been ages since I've seen Truly, Madly, Deeply but remember really liking it. However, Alan Rickman in a mustache is no good. The mustache bugged me. And yes, to a large segment of the population, we are sad people. But screw 'em! I've preordered my copy of Deathly Hallows from Amazon already. It's cheap!

    Mom- Well I wouldn't have expected you to have seen him in either of the others. Vulnerable tenderness yeah, and he's danged cute!

    By Blogger Abyss of Silence, at 3:48 PM  

  • I pre-ordered MY copy of Deadly Hollows too! HAh!

    By Blogger Dana Fredsti, at 11:10 AM  

  • We're not preordering online - we'll be the dorks in the store at midnight ;-)

    Alan Rickman is second only to David Warner - and that's saying a lot for me. I preferred him in Quigley Down Under to Colonel Brandon, but then, I like villains. He was pretty damn hot in Rasputin, too (is that gross for me to say?)

    I have to agree with you 100% on the HP bad-guys - they are clearly trying to confuse us.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:50 AM  

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