Sunday, November 21, 2021

Hearing Alan Rickman but seeing Kate Winslet

Luisa is reading Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" for school, so she and Andrea are watching Ang Lee's adaptation. One evening while folding laundry many years ago, I stumbled into the middle of the film on television, which I hadn't seen since its 1995 release. I remembered only that it featured Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, and Hugh Grant. A few minutes after I started watching it, as I looked down to fold something, I heard the voice of Alan Rickman and thought, "That's Snape!" But as I glanced up, the film cut to a shot of Winslet, so I was momentarily confused about the disconnect between the voice and the face. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 21 November 2021)

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