The "Brit a Day" series

What does a months-long parade of attractive British men have to do with fiction, you might well ask? These gentlemen have inspired some lovely scenes, part of the life I live in my head. Over time, some of these scenes reach out to one another and begin to form a story. For the present, each one of these pictures provides a writing prompt for me, a way to keep me writing with a sense of passion and narrative, even when the stories are not yet fully formed.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Brit a Day [#224]

As Fall makes itself known--at mid-day, the rays of the sun are coming from that Autumnal downward slant, as opposed to from directly overhead, on these 90 degree days--I am reminded of the May/December romance I seemed to have with myself. My outward self, the December one, just scheduled her first colonoscopy. My inner self, fresh as a day in May, doesn't wear bifocals and doesn't need longer skirts to cover her varicose veins.

In honor of youth, this week's theme will be When We Were Young...Very, Very Young. Alan Rickman began his movie career at the age of 41 [I think], and the top headshot looks to be about that age. When you are coming at this from the direction I am, 41 is quite young enough, thank you. The second picture, which I'm guessing was an early publicity shot for the first HP, makes Prof. Snape seem astoundingly young, like the 30-ish character he is described as in the novels.


Maryland said...

I always thought that second picture was a photomanip using Alan Rickman's RADA headshot and adding Snape's hair etc. Does anyone else agree? The top picture looks like a headshot from the RSC era. Mr. Rickman was in his 30's at the time these were taken. They're both great photos!

janela said...

I thought it might have been 'made' but wan't sure. It's very good, isn't it? Do you have a link to the headshot you mentioned??