Our instinct as writers is always to say more. Instead, try to say more with less. It makes a difference.
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I have known adventures, seen places you people will never see, I've been Offworld and back I've stood on the back deck of a blinker bound for the Plutition Camps with sweat in my eyes watching the stars fight on the shoulder of Orion. I've felt wind in my hair, riding test boats off the black galaxies and seen an attack fleet burn like a match and disappear. I've seen it While it could be perceived as an actor taking issue with the script, Hauer saw his amendments as benefiting Roy Batty's arc and preserving the message of the speech.
If time was short for the character, his last words should acknowledge this with their brevity. He has no time to say good-bye, except maybe to briefly talk about things he'd seen.
Tears in Rain: “Blade Runner” as Theo-Drama
T he most famous addition and surely the source of reported on-set emotional responses was the tears in rain simile, which is attributed to Hauer. In the film, Roy Batty is fortunate enough that his demise coincides with a downpour. T he monologue is also helped by another of Hauer's ideas, for his character to be holding a dove, and to release it upon death. I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate All those moments, will be lost in time like tears in rain What's most incredible is that the poetry of this speech was written by Hauer himself.
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