It’s a tradition here that whenever I meet up with any of my blog readers I dedicate a quiz to them, like I have with Film Grimoire and Archaeology and Abbi Obiston with South Africa. I can now add to that list a new theme with the super wonderful and super friendly Tosha. You won’t find anyone nicer. And it will be hard to find a sweeter voice too. The theme is due to watching one of the films below together and seeing her off at the airport. How many of them can you get?
First with the death of the legendary David Bowie, and now with the loss of Alan Rickman (both at the same age and from such a horrible disease), it’s been a terrible start to the year. Quite simply, Alan Rickman was one of the greats. From his unforgettable breakthrough as Hans Gruber, quite possibly my favourite villain, Rickman soon built up a career of extraordinary performances. While some of his most famous roles were as the baddies you found yourself at times rooting for, he was also capable of some of the most tender, vulnerable portrayals you will ever see. Like with my Robin Williams piece, this quiz isn’t so much about the scoring but about a celebration of Rickman’s work. Do you have a favourite character? Which of his films stand out most to you?
I’ve always been fascinated by films that play around with narration, especially those that have multiple storylines that interlink at different points. Do you have a favourite within the films below? Is it a genre you are fond of? As always, answers are below where you are more than welcome to share your score.