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« Reply #360 on: September 01, 2012, 11:12:39 AM »

Quote from: TiLT on September 01, 2012, 10:29:27 AM

It's at least good they're putting Smaug in the middle. I'd hate to have to wait for the last movie to see him in action.

They have had to cut corners though,so they have just put in the dragon from Shrek in it's place Tongue

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« Reply #361 on: September 19, 2012, 12:40:30 AM »

Great pic of Radagast the Brown.  Full article here


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« Reply #362 on: September 19, 2012, 01:31:29 AM »

I'll bet radagast rolls his r's a lot. McCoy does look great.
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« Reply #363 on: September 19, 2012, 02:53:10 PM »

I've just started re-reading the Hobbit, and I don't see how this is going to be a trilogy.  Maybe 2 movies, but three!?
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« Reply #364 on: September 19, 2012, 02:55:07 PM »

Quote from: Nonnahob on July 17, 2012, 12:00:12 PM

The Silmarillion would be so epic if it was done right.

This.
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« Reply #365 on: September 19, 2012, 03:04:32 PM »

I'm ashamed to say i have not read The Samarillion,i know Sam mentions part of the story once or twice in The Lord Of The Rings


There is a new Hobbit Trailer due today to celebrate 75years of the first publication of The Hobbit

https://www.facebook.com/PeterJacksonNZ

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I've just started re-reading the Hobbit, and I don't see how this is going to be a trilogy.  Maybe 2 movies, but three!?


A lot is from the Appendix's at the end of Return of the King
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« Reply #366 on: September 19, 2012, 03:08:15 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 19, 2012, 03:04:32 PM

I'm ashamed to say i have not read The Samarillion,i know Sam mentions part of the story once or twice in The Lord Of The Rings

It's well worth the read.

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Yes, but still.  2 movies, sure. 3? nahh.
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« Reply #367 on: September 19, 2012, 03:34:16 PM »

I liked this from EW:

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Jackson also noted plans for additional entries The Hobbit 4: Copyright Information Page and The Hobbit 5: A Note About the Font

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« Reply #368 on: September 19, 2012, 03:34:27 PM »

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There is a new Hobbit Trailer due today to celebrate 75years of the first publication of The Hobbit

https://www.facebook.com/PeterJacksonNZ



Here you go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYz0JWJioOM&feature=player_embedded#!
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« Reply #369 on: September 19, 2012, 04:12:41 PM »

Having read the hobbit and the silmarillion and lord of the rings more times than I can count on both hands, I am giddy with excitement for the hobbit being released.
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« Reply #370 on: September 19, 2012, 04:48:17 PM »

That trailer sure seems to strike home that this is going to be much more of a family movie than The Lord of the Rings. I wonder how those who aren't familiar with the books, only coming into the series with the movies, will react to that.
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« Reply #371 on: September 19, 2012, 04:50:51 PM »

Yeah, I'm afraid they may have gone too far towards the cutesy, bumbling, family-friendly character aspect.  Also, most of those dwarves don't look like dwarves at all. 
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« Reply #372 on: September 19, 2012, 07:43:39 PM »

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Also, most of those dwarves don't look like dwarves at all. 

This is what struck me about the trailer.  They seem rather un...girthy to be dwarves.
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« Reply #373 on: September 19, 2012, 09:43:19 PM »

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Also, most of those dwarves don't look like dwarves at all. 

This is what struck me about the trailer.  They seem rather un...girthy to be dwarves.

Everything you think you know about dwarves is a lie.
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« Reply #374 on: September 20, 2012, 04:24:43 AM »

I just thought that looked fantastic.  The dwarves are young and good looking... that's what's weird.  It's also the title of a really good album.
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« Reply #375 on: September 20, 2012, 08:17:03 AM »

Yeah we were talking about this on page 7 when they first released the publicity shots for the Dwarves

This is the picture Leo put up


as said though,Gloin does look like his son Gimli
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« Reply #376 on: September 20, 2012, 01:17:11 PM »

Yeah, I always pictured Thorin in particular to be old with white hair at least. Seems I remember that he was dreaming of trying to take back the mountain after his dad Thrain had died long ago.

I thought the book described him as old but it's been forever since I've read it. It was Fili and Kili that were described as much younger than everyone else I thought.
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« Reply #377 on: September 20, 2012, 02:35:28 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 20, 2012, 08:17:03 AM

This is the picture Leo put up


Ah. Much better. Everyone seems to look particularly dwarvish as one might anticipate. Except for Thorin. His head is too...human? Also the last guy on the far right.

But I'm sure Jackson will do the content justice. Should be a fine time.
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« Reply #378 on: September 20, 2012, 03:13:07 PM »

I had never read any of the books until just finishing The Hobbit recently.  Tolkien has such a pleasant way of writing.  It's hard for me to articulate exactly what I mean, but it's like he has an immense amount of respect for how he narrates or talks to the reader.  I'm just sorry I didn't read any of his books sooner.

I was a little surprised to learn about his thoughts on the character of the dwarves.  I always had this modern fantasy notion that they were stout warriors, very tough, loyal, loved fighting and drinking, and also loved their loot.  In the Hobbit he describes them as being very selfish, not valiant at all unless there's something it in for them, and even then it's just not in their DNA to be heroes.  They are greedy to a fault, and while there are good, honorable dwarves, there are many who are not.  Many of the characters in the book state to Bilbo that he needs to be wary of agreements with dwarves, because they are well known to doublecross people.  It wasn't until the very end during the battle of the 5 armies that the dwarves fit more of what I've thought of them.

It seems like Tolkien didn't have a very high opinion of his version of dwarves when he wrote The Hobbit.    
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« Reply #380 on: September 23, 2012, 12:25:01 AM »

If you read the Silmarillion you'll understand why the dwarves are the way they are.

From their creation to their dealings with elves during the time of melkor, much of their existence has been a struggle. They're a tough people because of it.
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« Reply #382 on: September 28, 2012, 04:27:52 PM »

It's like a bunch of caricatures instead of actual characters.
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« Reply #383 on: September 28, 2012, 07:12:55 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 28, 2012, 04:27:52 PM

It's like a bunch of caricatures instead of actual characters.


someone on PJ's Facebook page where i got that pic said it looked like something from The Muppets
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« Reply #384 on: September 28, 2012, 07:39:44 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 28, 2012, 04:27:52 PM

It's like a bunch of caricatures instead of actual characters.

Well, just because they're dwarves doesn't mean they should all look alike, which seems to be what happens when most fantasy artists try to depict the race.

In this case I believe they're exaggerating each dwarf's features to make them easier to tell apart. They're asking the audience to keep track of 13 dwarves after all, when many probably struggled even memorizing the 9 members of the Fellowship of the Ring (which consisted of all the major races, making them easier to tell apart).
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« Reply #385 on: September 28, 2012, 08:23:39 PM »




I blame this guy.
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« Reply #386 on: September 28, 2012, 08:39:04 PM »

Derpy the Dwarf was a late replacement.
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« Reply #387 on: September 28, 2012, 09:21:45 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 28, 2012, 07:12:55 PM

someone on PJ's Facebook page where i got that pic said it looked like something from The Muppets

that's how I felt.  all they need to do is place Bilbo in the center looking bewildered and it'd be perfect.
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« Reply #388 on: October 17, 2012, 11:24:20 AM »

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« Reply #389 on: October 19, 2012, 02:49:11 AM »

Clank the glasses, chip the plates. That's what Bilbo Baggins hates...
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« Reply #390 on: October 19, 2012, 03:23:35 PM »

Still shaking my head at 3 movies.  But i'm sure i'll see and enjoy them all.  nod

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« Reply #391 on: October 20, 2012, 01:43:17 AM »

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.....  But i'm sure i'll see and enjoy them all.  nod



Hmm somehow you reminded me of some famous lines...

" One book for the Hobbit fans with their pints of beer,  
  Three films to leave no stone,
  And in the darkness show them. "

Needs some more work :-)

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« Reply #392 on: October 20, 2012, 03:40:17 AM »

I'll give you two pts for effort tho.

There's a good chap!
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« Reply #393 on: October 29, 2012, 11:19:51 AM »

I was just looking at the times for Skyfall on AMC website and noticed they had the times for The Hobbit already

they also have the running time as 2 hrs 50 Minutes
http://www.amccinemas.co.uk/film/?F=139072&C=8627
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« Reply #394 on: November 05, 2012, 03:21:54 AM »

Sooo this showed up as an official poster.  I think someone was asleep on the job...
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« Reply #395 on: November 05, 2012, 10:00:03 AM »

yeah i thought she was giving us the finger for a minute there
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« Reply #396 on: November 05, 2012, 03:04:50 PM »

Must be missing whatever is wrong with the poster because I think it looks beautiful.
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« Reply #397 on: November 05, 2012, 05:25:14 PM »

I don't remember reading about Galadriel in the Hobbit...
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« Reply #398 on: November 05, 2012, 05:31:10 PM »

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I don't remember reading about Galadriel in the Hobbit...

If what you remember reading about in The Hobbit is your baseline for these three movies, you've got a whole bunch of surprises coming. Tongue
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« Reply #399 on: November 05, 2012, 06:07:36 PM »

Quote from: ATB on November 05, 2012, 05:25:14 PM

I don't remember reading about Galadriel in the Hobbit...

Doh!  I forgot about that!  It's been a while since I read.  I guess she's what should be missing on the poster. slywink
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