Alan Rickman reads Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130
My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips’ red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damask’d, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.
Hip metrosexual dad Elrond doesn’t care if you are Isildur’s Heir, he wants his daughter back by 11.
#her face after he touches her literally kills me #it’s like she’s actually feeling that pang of love for the first time #that kind of emptiness it leaves in you #one of the most poignant alice moments to me is when she tells him ‘i feel things’ because other people either just see her as a freak or see her as evil #they’ve put her in a box and alice morgan doesn’t want to be put in a box #she has real human emotions #and she doesn’t feel in the same way that other people do but it doesn’t mean she is unfeeling per se #and in this moment she feels overwhelmed #she wants him to know that she does feel #that she’s not heartless #and this moment is just grand #because it’s such a simple gesture #but it affects her so much because it’s all she wanted from him #just for him to see beyond what she appears to be #that maybe what she does isn’t a sign of her psychosis #but a sign of her affection #and it’s such a powerful connection in this moment that it almost takes her breath away for a second #and that is alice morgan #that is this relationship #two crazy people just trying to escape what people have labelled them as #and to believe in love for the first time for her #in a church #in this sacred place #it’s a bit too much #but it’s beautiful and real and for the very first time #she accepts love as maybe a part of the human condition #and he learns that there is love in the world but maybe not always from who you expect #maybe it comes from someone who you shouldn’t love #someone who represents everything you are against
Dom Monaghan: They’re probably saying to each other, “Oh, they’re just pillows! The hobbits are just pillows! Who’d have thought it?”
Billy Boyd: “They become feathers, when you stab them!”
Dom Monaghan: “How can he carry a ring, if he’s just made of feathers?”