Like Tears in Rain: Rutger Hauer, Blade Runner, and Being Fully Human

By Leah D. Schade

In honor of Rutger Hauer, who played the Replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner, our friend Rev. Dr. Leah Schade (an avid fan of the Blade Runner franchise) has written a piece in memory of Hauer:

“What Hauer captured in this character was the full scope and depth of human emotion.  From raw brutality and cold-blooded violence with his opponents to tenderness and romantic, lustful passion with his beloved, Pris.  From swaggering bravado to pouting childlike remorse (“I’ve done questionable things.”).  From playfulness with Pris and JF Sebastian to howling grief when he finds Pris murdered by Deckard.”

Read the whole article here.

Also, if you have the opportunity, check out these books on Blade Runner that Leah has contributed to here and here.


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