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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1410 on: June 06, 2012, 09:58:37 AM »
look at his little spots! look at his tufted ears!

I get it. I just watched that episode, in fact...


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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1412 on: June 06, 2012, 05:51:03 PM »

They're so bad at it, it's a shame when old replicants try to 'retire' themselves.
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1413 on: June 06, 2012, 06:22:53 PM »


I'm sure this would be even better if I knew who this was. What's the story here?


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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1414 on: June 06, 2012, 06:27:58 PM »
Here's his most famous role, the end of it:

<a href="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/a_saUN4j7Gw" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/a_saUN4j7Gw</a>


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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1415 on: June 06, 2012, 06:50:18 PM »
And here's his other most famous role:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/YoUYYjTIyJw?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/YoUYYjTIyJw?version=3&amp;amp;hl=en_US</a>


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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1416 on: June 06, 2012, 07:46:56 PM »


I'm sure this would be even better if I knew who this was. What's the story here?

Rutger Hauer. He played the android Roy Batty in Blade Runner among many other roles. I don't remember exactly where I found the photo. Only that it was from a fairly recent magazine interview.


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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1417 on: June 06, 2012, 07:50:15 PM »
Here's his most famous role, the end of it:

<a href="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/a_saUN4j7Gw" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/a_saUN4j7Gw</a>

Thank you for this. That is my absolute favorite soliloquy in any movie. This scene still get's me choked up.
I'm quoting this from wikipedia:

"In Blade Runner, the dying replicant Roy Batty introspectively makes the speech during a rain downpour, moments before his own death:

    I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. [pause] Time to die.

In the Channel 4 documentary On the Edge of Blade Runner, Hauer, director Ridley Scott, and screenwriter David Peoples asserted that Hauer wrote the "Tears in Rain" speech. There were earlier versions of the speech in Peoples' draft screenplays; one included the sentence "I rode on the back decks of a blinker and watched c-beams glitter in the dark, near the Tanhauser Gate". In his autobiography, Hauer said he merely cut the original scripted speech by several lines, adding only "All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain" although the original script, displayed during the documentary, before Hauer's rewrite, does not mention "Tanhauser Gate":

    'I've known adventures, seen places you people will never see, I've been Offworld and back... frontiers! I've stood on the back deck of a blinker bound for the Plutition Camps with sweat in my eyes watching the stars fight on the shoulder of Orion...I've felt wind in my hair, riding test boats off the black galaxies and seen an attack fleet burn like a match and disappear. I've seen it, felt it...!'

Hauer described this as "opera talk" and "hi-tech speech" with no bearing on the rest of the film, so he "put a knife in it" the night before filming, without Scott's knowledge. In interview with Dan Jolin, Hauer said that these final lines showed that Batty wanted to "make his mark on existence ... the robot in the final scene, by dying, shows Deckard what a real man is made of.'

When Hauer performed the scene, the film crew applauded and some even cried. This was due to the power of the dying speech coming at the end of an exhausting shoot."
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1418 on: June 06, 2012, 07:56:32 PM »
It's a lovely performance and I think the "like tears, in rain" was initially improvised.
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1419 on: June 06, 2012, 08:00:11 PM »
Modified my above post to point that out.  :)


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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1420 on: June 06, 2012, 08:53:26 PM »
Nobody watched that movie, didnt you get the memo?

I was bieng threated with death by wolf raping before it was cool!.


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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1421 on: June 06, 2012, 09:05:28 PM »
I see. Well, that doesn't really enhance my understanding of the image itself, but at least I get Lucas' joke now.

Let's see if Search With Image can help... ah




Makes a bit more sense with the headline. Either way, awesome portrait.


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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
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Re: The Awesome Pictures Thread
« Reply #1424 on: June 07, 2012, 02:20:06 AM »
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