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"kiss the words"

... and let them breathe


(Alan Rickman* Feb. 21, 1946 to Jan. 14, 2016, prepares to kiss the dialogue with Lindsay Duncan in "Private Lives" 2002)

E LIES A DOLITTLE: (w/bad girl P.R. accent, snapping gum) So, 'es-plain me, pleeeze, Profie H? (fast switch to uppity-crust British accent) I shoulld be pro-nounz-ing the King's English, as suh-ch, for-evv-er mohhre?

HEN RE HIGGINS: Yes. Say the vow-wells and con-so-nan-tays, like they, not you, are standing on the marriage stage, in a church, before a crowd, with every body covered in its finest livery.

ELAD: (straight) Oh. With "livery" being the turn-on turn on "live" then -- a word that means, variously: a) a servant's uniform, b) a transfer of title or possession, and c) the care and feeding of horses for pay?

HRH: Yes. It's the anti-top of posh, a step beyond the deprecate that sits on every phrase like a hen's vain cluck. Where the anti- means, essentially, that the speakers stand aware and costumed-up, engaged with what they're doing, having transfered ego title, in the humble care and feeding of the King's English horses.

ELAD: Which is why Rickman's at the top?

HRH: As an artful, human groom -- a kid from council housing with a speech impediment, in service to the lettered record of the life that's living in our heads.

20160115 13:34 (225 words)
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* Alan Rickman interview 2006
music:
- Carpool Karaoke with James Corden and Adele, Christmas 2015
- Brooke Waggoner ... 1) from "Sweven" 2016 - a) "Pennies and Youth"; b) "Adults"; c) "Fellow"; d) "The Splitting of Yourself in Two" ... 2) performed in studio 2009 - a) "So-So" from "Fresh Pair of Eyes" 2007; b) "Meek; Wild" from "Go Easy Little Doves" 2009

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