This is a bitter sweet theme for this Thursday and part of me was really hesitant about choosing movies for this one. Mostly because there are so many, since 2016 was a devastating year for the movie world from start to finish. And yes, loss is bitter, but the legacy that was left behind is a sweet reminder that they will never be forgotten.
There were so many movies from Alan Rickman’s career I could have listed here but I decided to go with something out of the ordinary. Dogma is a weird movie with a weird plot and yet, Rickman still manages to stand out. But keep in mind, any Alan Rickman performance would fit this theme, from his portrayal of Snape to his Hans Gruber in Die Hard.
If I think about the passing of Anton Yelchin, my heart hurts the most because I can’t stop wondering how far he could have gone if he had more time. But his life was cut short and his impressive 69 credits on his IMDb page will remain his gift to us. Alpha Dog being one of those previous gifts everyone should at least experience once.
Long and hard I wondered who I was going to mention last, and I figured, I’ll share a loss that was not as tragic – Abe Vigoda who died at the age of 94 having also 94 credits during his acting career. He worked until 2014, and though his latest credits might not have been so well known, or his name not mentioned as often after his passing as others, I still wanted to pay a small tribute to this man who made me laugh in Look Who’s Talking.
THIS SERIES IS CREATED BY WANDERING THROUGH THE SHELVES