Thursday, March 16, 2017

Harry Potter Moment of the Week (160)

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a meme created by Uncorked Thoughts and hosted by Lunar Rainbows Reviews. The aim of this meme is to share with fellow bloggers a character, spell, chapter, object or quote from the books/films/J. K. Rowling herself or anything Potter related! A list of upcoming topics can be found here.

This week's topic is:
Which Cast Member Do You Think Was a Perfect Fit for Their Character?

Oh man, there were SO many amazing actors and actresses in the films! The acting quality was just top-notch from Sorcerer's Stone all the way down to Deathly Hallows, Part 2. Even choosing a couple of cast members doesn't seem adequate here. I especially loved Richard Harris's Dumbledore, Maggie Smith's McGonagall, Gary Oldman's Sirius, and Alan Rickman's Snape. I didn't love Snape as a character in the books, but Alan Rickman's performance was absolutely stellar, so much so that I got all misty-eyed watching the boathouse scene in DH2.

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  1. Oh my goodness that scene! It was terrible for me to watch too. Rickman was an amazing actor. I completely agree about the others as well. There were some truly fantastic actors cast in the series.

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    1. The cast just got more and more impressive as the films went on. I was so happy to see some of the actors who weren't in every movie, like Emma Thompson as Trelawney and Jim Broadbent as Slughorn, return for DH2.

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    2. You're so right. Emma Thompson I just love and I saw that she's in Beauty and the Beast :D I enjoyed seeing her and Alan in Sense and Sensibility. It was hilarious to me that Imelda Staunton was in it too.

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    3. Yes, that's right! Such a different character from Umbridge, too. Robert Hardy (Fudge) was also in S & S, lol. I'm dying to see Beauty and the Beast! We tried to see it on opening night but it was all sold out, of course, lol.

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  2. I always like Alan rickman. And Maggie Smith too.

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    1. Both phenomenal actors. I first saw Alan Rickman in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves as the Sheriff of Nottingham, so when I found out he was playing Snape, I knew he'd be perfect in the role, lol. And he was!

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  3. HOW did I forget Gary Oldman as SIRIUS?! That's it, I need to turn in my Sirius-fangirl membership D: In any case, I CLEARLY agree with you, not only on Sirius but everyone else! And yes, I'm far from a Snape fan but Rickman made me feel differently about his character. His performance is beyond amazing ♥

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    1. Hahaha! When Gary Oldman was announced as Sirius, I was beyond thrilled! I LOVED Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon in the film adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, so it wasn't a surprise that he could show the other side of Snape in DH. And of course he was so brilliant at playing more villainous characters, too, lol.

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