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Title: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
Post by: spesh on July 24, 2019, 06:18:14 pm
Today is NEXUS-6 N6MAA10816's expiration date.  :(

"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. Time to die."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49098435


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Title: Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
Post by: ian on July 24, 2019, 09:36:18 pm
He was that scary bloke in, erm, that one about the serial killer intended to put you off hitchhiking for life. The Hitcher (obvs - the Ed). Worked on me and I've not been pulled apart by two trucks.

We always called him Rugrat Hauer in our house.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
Post by: ElyDave on July 24, 2019, 09:38:29 pm
I always thought he'd be immortal

rip
Title: Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
Post by: Mrs Pingu on July 24, 2019, 10:16:31 pm
Huh, why did I think he was dead already?
Title: Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on July 24, 2019, 11:09:31 pm
If I'm not mistaken, Blade Runner was set in 2019. A bit poetic that Rutger and Roy passed in the same year.

He was the star of Blade Runner- made the film what it is.

RIP Rutger
Title: Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
Post by: Exit Stage Left on July 25, 2019, 09:42:58 am
Hauer's demise reminds me of how good he was in Verhoeven films, and how much better Blade Runner would have been directed by Verhoeven.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
Post by: andrewc on July 25, 2019, 10:03:30 am
I must get around to watching "A Soldier of Orange".   It's on a drive at home in the pending list.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
Post by: T42 on July 25, 2019, 04:50:57 pm
Think we'll watch Blade Runner tonight.

BTW, apologies to the gent & his homeland: I always thought he was German.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
Post by: rogerzilla on July 25, 2019, 06:32:52 pm
I remember him from Guinness adverts.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
Post by: pcolbeck on July 26, 2019, 08:59:04 am
I remember him from Guinness adverts.

Apparently those made him a millionaire.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
Post by: T42 on July 26, 2019, 09:25:57 am
Watched Blade Runner as planned. Hauer acted Harrison Ford into a cocked hat. Faint praise - a brick wall could do that - but still, he shines in that film.

All the same, that "off the shoulder of Orion" always makes my inner astronomer wince.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
Post by: Exit Stage Left on July 26, 2019, 09:38:39 am
His early work with Verhoeven on the TV series Floris gave him an insight into editing. I do like this sequence from Soldier of Orange.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iInpgnzUZws
Title: Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
Post by: Steph on July 26, 2019, 05:50:20 pm
There is always his greatest film, 'Hobo With a Shotgun'