I loved David Bowie in “The Labyrinth”. He was the ultimate Goblin King. I also loved a rather obscure movie of his called “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” which was about an alien who comes to Earth in search of water. He develops a way to get water to his planet where people are dying. Of course, things get in his way. I don’t want to say too much more in case you want to find this movie. It’s worth it.
I haven’t seen it but I understand that his stage musical “Lazarus” is based on the alien character. It’s playing now at the New York Theater Workshop to sold out performances and was co-written by David Bowie and Enda Walsh.
I adored Alan Rickman when he played Colonel Brandon in “Sense and Sensibility.” It was a matter of watching Marianne (played by Kate Winslet) being broken hearted by a stupid idiot and not really paying attention to the man who really loved her. Now I love the “Harry Potter” movies especially with Alan Rickman at Professor Snape. I thought he was hilarious as the voice of the depressed robot in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” He was so funny as the unhappy actor playing an alien in “Galaxy Quest.” I still have that movie poster. I’ve seen him in so many movies, sometimes as a villian. But where did I adore him? Playing Colonel Brandon.
I’ve been watching Twitter and Facebook, so I know these two individuals will be greatly missed. Their gift of joy and reflection on life will remain with us all of our lives.
I watch movies and write when I’m sad. What do you do?
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance
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