Author Topic: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer  (Read 501 times)

R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
« on: July 24, 2019, 06:18:14 pm »
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"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."

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Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 09:38:29 pm »
I always thought he'd be immortal

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Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2019, 10:16:31 pm »
Huh, why did I think he was dead already?
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Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
« Reply #5 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.

Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
« Reply #7 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:
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Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2019, 06:32:52 pm »
I remember him from Guinness adverts.
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Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2019, 08:59:04 am »
I remember him from Guinness adverts.

Apparently those made him a millionaire.
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Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
« Reply #11 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

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Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2019, 05:50:20 pm »
There is always his greatest film, 'Hobo With a Shotgun'
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