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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:39 pm    Post subject: Mr Hopkins a fan? Reply with quote

I just saw an advert pop on the TV for Sky HD and in it Anthony Hopkins did the famous Roy Batty speach.

Anyone else seen it?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in the US, so probably never will unless it's put on youtube!

Send shivers down my spine just thinking about it though, as I'm a fan of Sir Anthony.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ToothTech wrote:
...as I'm a fan of Sir Anthony.


Same here. Love his movies.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sir Anthony Hopkins as Batty...mmh, interesting.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
Sir Anthony Hopkins as Batty...mmh, interesting.


I think he does have a look of Rutger, a little.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just seen this on the telly.
Yep, he's a fan alright - he prefaces the speech by saying how some moments in film make a lasting impression.
And that's his.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.visit4info.com/advert/Moments-in-High-Definition-on-Sky-Sky-Digital/74538

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy wrote:
http://www.visit4info.com/advert/Moments-in-High-Definition-on-Sky-Sky-Digital/74538

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Thats the one.
Thanks for finding the video, Andy.
I tried on Youtube but couldn't find it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...thanks Andy......even without emotion and recited dry...it's amazing...nice to know one shares a thought and feeling with the likes of Sir Anthony....love that it was in fact an improvised line generated by Hauer...Sir Ridley's willingness to go with it.....inspired to say the least....
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy wrote:
http://www.visit4info.com/advert/Moments-in-High-Definition-on-Sky-Sky-Digital/74538

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WOW! Thanks for the link
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is also Rutger Hauer walking on background. Amazing ad. Love it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not so sure about that blurb at the link stating it was Rutger Hauer walking outside. The person shown walking was wearing the same color pants & shirt as Hopkins in the chair. *shrugs*
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nexus6 wrote:
Not so sure about that blurb at the link stating it was Rutger Hauer walking outside. The person shown walking was wearing the same color pants & shirt as Hopkins in the chair. *shrugs*


But we can always live in our dreams it was Rutger. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When i read it aswell i thought it meant Rutger, i think it's just written badly.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gaff87 wrote:
When i read it aswell i thought it meant Rutger, i think it's just written badly.

No, I think your understanding of the quote is correct:

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Anthony Hopkins is seen in a large room overlooking open grass, as he muses that some moments in movies stay with us for ever, and recites a passage from Blade Runner spoken by Rutger Hauer, who is briefly seen walking past outside. The narrator introduces Sky+HD with 33 high definition channels.

WHOEVER wrote that seems to believe the guy outside was Rutger Hauer, but I'd say it almost certainly is NOT.

Anyway, for me the clip would have been much cooler if he had slowed it down & put a little meaning into the recital. I mean, he took the time to drop his head at the end (the dying part), so why not put more feeling into the whole thing? Still, it's an excellent homage to the scene.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ad would have been much better if Rutger was in it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gaff is right: if Rutger has walked in the background (and be noticed)it would certainly added a hoompf to the whole thing...very nice job from Hopkins.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Hopkins has done a couple more of these ads aswell.
One for Rocky and....i can't remember the other Confused
He walks across the background in those aswell, so definitely not Rutger.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:33 am    Post subject: Hopkins and Blade Runner........Cool!! Reply with quote

Hi Neil

As you say it's a shame it's not Rutger walking in the background! but just to know that Anthony Hopkins, one of the best actors to come out of the UK possibly ever, is also a BR fan is a really cool thing!! Good on him!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:54 am    Post subject: Re: Hopkins and Blade Runner........Cool!! Reply with quote

Hoggydo wrote:

As you say it's a shame it's not Rutger walking in the background! but just to know that Anthony Hopkins, one of the best actors to come out of the UK possibly ever, is also a BR fan is a really cool thing!! Good on him!!


Totally agree.
Love Mr Hopkins work.
And don't forget, he's worked with Ridley aswell.
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