Call off Christmas

I want to share a favourite movie line by a favourite actor. I haven’t thought about this line for years, but the concert band I am in is looking for new music to play, I thought of the theme music to this movie and… well, you can see how I got here.

Anyway, the movie is Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, the actor is Alan Rickman, and here is the scene:

15 comments on “Call off Christmas

  1. A scene I like very much! And you know what? I enjoyed the film itself, silly as it was. I read somewhere once that a bride decided she wanted to be played down the aisle by “the music from Robin Hood.” What she had in mind was “Everything I Do(I Do It For You.” What she got was “Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen…” 😂

    And Prince Of Thieves was sent up hilariously by Men In Tights, right down to Patrick Stewart doing King Richard with Sean Connery’s Scottish accent!

    • I love the movie, Sue. I know it was totally Hollywood, but that doesn’t bother me. But I think Alan Rickman made the movie.

      I hope the bride had a sense of humour!

      • He did indeed. Robin Hood with American accent just didn’t do it for me. (Cary Elwes in the send-up, Men In Tights: “Unlike other Robin Hoods, I can do it with a British accent!”) Mind you, the actress playing Marion looked uncannily like Judi Trott of Robin Of Sherwood, and did the role well. But Alan Rickman made it.

        Not sure how the bride reacted, it was in Odd Spot in the Age.

  2. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that movie all the way through.

    • I guess you don’t need to see it all the way through – the ending is known *grin*. But it is worth watching for Alan Rickman’s parts. A tremendous actor.

  3. I’ve never seen the movie, AJ, but I love Alan Rickman and that was a great scene so I’ll definitely take a look. What instrument do you play? And aren’t you a woman of many talents!

    • Karen, if you like Alan Rickman you should watch it. I like the movie as well (it’s really a romance with a bit of action and humour).

      I play clarinet and am in a community concert band. Maybe you should hear me play before commenting on my talents *grin*.

  4. Anything with Mr Rickman.

  5. I’m with Shayne: anything with Alan Rickman is worth watching. This was a great scene!

    • Yep, I’ll watch a movie because he’s in it (although some are better than others…Quigley Down Under anyone?)

  6. I love this line! and Alan Rickman was brilliant in everything but he did a wonderful job as the Sheriff. Oh and the banter over the line – ‘cut his heart out with a spoon’. Hilarious.

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