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Impressions of Rickman

Delete of course! But that would be too easy so they turn in to Impressions(That's my story and I'm sticking to it!)
Slideshow HERE

At the end of the show we returned to the bar area and were going to leave but hikity advised us that Alan would be coming out soon. She's chatted up the usher who she'd met the night before who gave her the info! As I had my new camera and the inter-continental hopes of several people I thought I'd hang round to try and get some pix.

The usher announced that people could get autographs one at a time by queuing up at an open door (guarded by said usher). Now this smacked of Santa's Grotto to me and there was no way I was queuing up so I positioned myself to the side of the queue and leaned in and snapped away! Hence the poor quality.

At the beginning of the show an elderly lady walked down the steps passed us and the usher asked if she was OK. She said she was going to walk right round as her seat was the other end of the row and she didn't want to disturb everybody. As she walked away the usher sort of informed the people nearest "That's Mr's Minghella", Anthony's mother.

I've got to say that I've seen Rickman a few times now but I really do prefer to see him perform it's so much better than just going to a Q&A, premiere etc. It's what he does best. With this the voice was all, no acting with the body just a few facial inflections and everything else relying on the voice.

For those who need to know, yes he still looks good, dark suit, grey hair and more than a bit of a tum;)

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veradee From: veradee Date: June 29th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've got to say that I've seen Rickman a few times now but I really do prefer to see him perform it's so much better than just going to a Q&A, premiere etc. It's what he does best. With this the voice was all, no acting with the body just a few facial inflections and everything else relying on the voice.

I can well imagine that, but sadly most of us hadn't had the opportunity yet to see him perform. We're still waiting for that experience. :)
arphile From: arphile Date: June 29th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for the impressions and photos--we're not 'normal people' either, so bravo for not deleting them! :-)

Don't ask me what, but there's Something about clearly seeing his shoulder pad in the first photo, it's so...tactile, which is especially great for those of us who've never seen him up close in person. )

You report seeing 'more than a bit of a tum': was this beyond the customary degree of, er, pudge? Was his shirt tucked in?

me_pirateship From: me_pirateship Date: June 30th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
*ROFL*, arphile! *HUGS*

catsplay From: catsplay Date: June 29th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Been there, done that (camera disappointments) hundreds of times (literally). You only learn through trial and error, especially in erratic, stressful and likely low light situations like that. Still, a blurry Rickman is better than no Rickman at all. Thank you for that!

So, you stood back and did not interact directly this time?

Thanks again for sharing.
grigorisgirl From: grigorisgirl Date: June 30th, 2008 06:24 am (UTC) (Link)
As I said it was really like Santa's Grotto, you know, Queue here, one at a time, get the autograph, have your photo taken with Santa and go! so no there would be no interacting!;)
nahima_snape From: nahima_snape Date: June 30th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for your Impressions, Sue!
captivebird From: captivebird Date: June 30th, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really like the first two shots with the light highlighting his hair at the front.

Well done for getting anywhere near! : )
monicarnsg From: monicarnsg Date: June 30th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad you were able to attend. Thanks for sharing with us. I like the first photo the best, with the third coming in second. It looks as if he is looking at the camera in that one.
me_pirateship From: me_pirateship Date: June 30th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for sharing! Oh dear, I wouldn't have thought that Mr. Minghella's family was ready for this. Wow.
From: katieny Date: June 30th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! Fabulousness ~ IMPRESSIONS are sometimes better than the "real" thing, I'd say. Yours actually look like you did some of them on purpose. Love it.

And I'm SO happy to have your report. It sounds like it was a great evening. I'm only a little
*jealous*
since I get this great insight from you.
2bangzoom From: 2bangzoom Date: July 1st, 2008 01:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, the first three are lovely shots!.....and as someone said previously, a blurry picture of Rickman is better than no Rickman at all. For those of us who will probably never see him in person, we really enjoy your wonderful reports. Thanks!
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