something else that nobody talks about: snapes first glance at harry and how it differs from the book
in the book, it says
“it happened very suddenly. the hook-nosed teacher looked past quirrell’s turban straight into harry’s eyes - and a sharp, hot pain shot across the scar on harry’s forehead…..harder to shake off was the feeling harry had gotten from the teacher’s look - a feeling that he didn’t like harry at all.”
but in the movie, we get this exchange instead:
snape doesn’t look like he hates harry at all. in fact, it’s as if he’s realised something…
a lot of alans performance, all the subtle movements and facial expressions, boiled down to what jk had told him before filming: that he was in love with lily. and i know we were supposed to be thrown off from his intentions in the books, but isn’t this somehow better? that we don’t get an exactly clear indication of snapes feelings for harry right off the bat, but rather a curious, almost unreadable, glance?
ugh bless you alan rickman </3
gif credit to @severusnapers