A Conversation with Alan Rickman (Part 2)

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In the conclusion of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with Alan Rickman, the actor who brought Professor Severus Snape to life explains the importance of good storytelling to the craft of acting, and what he sees as his responsibility to his audience. It’s a rare inside look at what Alan describes as “the mysterious mechanism of acting and theatre and storytelling.” In return, Neil explains the physics of roller coasters (Alan is a big fan) and what we’re really seeing when a flock of birds moves in perfect synchronization. They chat about the impact of special effects on the making of movies, and comic co-host Chuck Nice and guest astrophysicist Charles Liu add their own perspectives on the science of the magic in the Harry Potter movies.

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