Alan Rickman’s Voice Brings All the Girls to the Yard

Manolo says, firstly, how is it possible that the Manolo has never heard of this movie before?

Secondly, this must be counted among the greatest of the Alan-Rickman-based cinematic moments ever.

Thirdly, that voice, it is like the melted butter poured into the brandy snifter filled with warm lobster flesh, while Chuck Mangione plays the Mozart softly in the background.

11 Responses to “Alan Rickman’s Voice Brings All the Girls to the Yard”

  1. leeapeea January 3, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    The Manolo speaks the truth… That group of ladies did not need the giant 18th century group “massager,” just Mr. Rickmans reverberating tones.

  2. Klee January 3, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

    I love the Rickman, yet also never heard of this. Why be getting it asap. Man can do no wrong

  3. The Accidental Tangoiste January 4, 2011 at 12:04 am #

    Good heavens, where did I mislay my fan?

  4. raincoaster January 4, 2011 at 3:37 am #

    Indeed, why have you never asked me for cheesy movie recommendations? I have owned this for many years. It’s now rather difficult to find, as it was not released on DVD for many years and I believe Rickman’s minions have been going around burning the old VHS copies as fast as they can, for obvious reasons.

    Can you imagine what he must have been thinking, reading the script? “Oh, what the hell. It’ll pay for a villa in Tuscany!”

  5. Toby Wollin January 4, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    There are those of us who would pay money to listen to Mr. Rickman read the London Metropolitan telephone directory. Through a wall. Best Rickman line, from “Sense and Sensibility”: “The air is full of spices..”
    You had to be there…

  6. La Petite Acadienne January 4, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    Yes, the Rickman is indeed most scrumptious. Even his lank-haired turn as Severus Snape is worthy of fiery ardour.

  7. beth January 4, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Oh Lord. Scrumptious. Have y’all seen this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4-gNN8WRHo

    The song. Sucks. But the Rickman? Magnificent.

  8. Vicki January 4, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    Oh my. I have it now saved in my Netflix Q. Love that man. Have you seen “Something The Lord Made”? Mr. Rickman does fahn Southan accent there.

  9. essee January 4, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    too funny

  10. The Charlotte Allen January 4, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    Alan Rickman makes me weak in the knees, but I can’t say that I want to see any more of this movie. But at least I’ve discovered how he got his role as Snape–he was auditioning for it here.

  11. khazar-khum January 4, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    No wonder Mesmer scandalized the court–he has all these ladies in gowns without their chemises.