Something Wonderful: Vangelis - Tears in Rain (A Blade Runner Tribute)

That's what good actors do: work with the writers to improve the script. In contrast to another science fiction cyborg actor we all know and love who has to have the script dumbed down to match his limited abilities.

Posted by Brett_McS at January 10, 2010 1:39 PM

I've always thought the dove was the release of the very new divinity Batty gained by sparing Deckard. Awareness flying to its Creator.

Posted by tao9 at January 10, 2010 5:10 PM

It was an amazingly powerful scene, and beautifully done. In that moment, my opinion of Batty changed completely. He became...human.

Posted by pdwalker at January 10, 2010 5:29 PM

Beautiful.... Beautiful.... I'm glad you posted this again.

I was about 13 when I saw that movie the first time. My dad took me to "Blade Runner" and "Road Warrior" in the theaters in the same year, I believe.

Fucked me up for life....

Of course, I didn't really understand them until I was about 35. "Deckard"? He's a replicant. Why would you ever send a human to kill a "skin-job"? Why send a man when you can send a bullet?

The dove? What if we accidently engineered our Messiah next time?

Born without Original Sin: (check)
Son of Man: (check)
Incapable of Sin: (check)
Martyred for political expediency: (check)
On the Earth, but not Of Earth: (check)
Merciful, but not weak: (check)
Betrayed by his loving Maker: (check)


Posted by Gray at January 10, 2010 8:54 PM