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Amph One Ring To Rule Them All: The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings Trilogies + Amazon Prequel Series

Discussion in 'Community' started by -Courtney-, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Peter Bradshaw's review in Guardian says the movie is good and praises many performances as well as the visuals.

    He does however seem unsure what exactly to make of the 48fps format (apparently it works well in outdoor scenes, not so well inside), perhaps that is why he gives it only 3stars yet speaks so highly of it.
     
  2. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    It was a full third of one of the gospels, and the single most discussed event of the entire narrative thereafter. Are these travelogues equally important in the Hobbit? Because, otherwise, it's sort of making the opposite of the point you wanted it to.
     
  3. Merlin_Ambrosius69

    Merlin_Ambrosius69 Jedi Master star 5

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    I'll get back to you on this! The answer will need research and time spent composing the response, time which I presently lack. Look forward to a thorough reply -- and an acceptance of your points if I cannot rebut them -- later in the week. :cool:
     
  4. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Don't worry about it. I will be interested to see what you bring back though. I couldn't recall much, but I listened to it over a long period of time, so I'm not exactly a bastion of perfect memory.
     
  5. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    So I just realized something. We may never see Andy Serkis in Lord of the Rings ever again after this. This makes me :(:_|
     
  6. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Does he do anything other than Gollum? I know he's one of the unit directors this time around, but I'd figure he might do mocap for other things.
     
  7. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    If Tintin becomes a franchise, he'll have that. :)
     
  8. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    He gets pretty regular work in film, either appearing in person or doing motion capture for characters like Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
     
  9. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I meant other characters in LotR. I know he was Caesar, Kong, the villain in that Inkheart movie.(How the hell do I remember that! I saw....half of it....once!)

    He was Tesla's assistant in The Prestige! HA!
     
  10. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    More importantly, he was Sonny in I, Robot, which I personally think was probably a high water mark in his career.
     
  11. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Yeah when is the second one coming out?
     
  12. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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    He was even nominated for a Bafta for his portrayal of Ian Dury in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and a Golden Globe for playing Ian Brady in Longford. He's quite a good actor, but most people see him as the motion capture man, which is a pity in a way. But hey, the reputation has served him well enough that he now is the co-founder of a company that specializes in motion capture technology, so I doubt he's bothered by being known more for his motion capture roles than his live action ones.
     
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  13. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    [face_dunno] Probably not for a while, since PJ will probably be directing that.
     
  14. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I got the hard drive for The Hobbit today and it's loading on the server now at work. It came in with the code name Little Rivers.
     
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  15. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    3 more days! I don't know if I should dress up or not.
     
  16. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Regardless of whether you dress up or not, go with hairy feet.
     
  17. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I've been trying to grow hair out of my feet for a year now to no avail :(
     
  18. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    That's... actually a really cute code name.
     
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  19. laurethiel1138

    laurethiel1138 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Ah, so it seems to be a case of If It's You It's OK, then...

    By the way, the page has this stellar example from Sherlock (incidentally, starring both Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch), in the Live-Action TV section:
    Cheers,
    Lauré :)
     
  20. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Yeah, almost that. :p

    He was also a very good Albert Einstein in BBC's TV film "Einstein and Eddington" (which also has David Tennant as Arthur Eddington). :)
     
  21. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Midnight opening in 40 minutes!


    I'm not going though, are you nuts? I'll wait for an appropriate time and day of the week so the movie itself is 100% at fault for sending me to sleep.
     
  22. Random Comments

    Random Comments Jedi Master star 5

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    Midnight showing in two and a half days!
     
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  23. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    This is what you really meant to say, right?
     
  24. Random Comments

    Random Comments Jedi Master star 5

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    You mean this?
     
  25. laurethiel1138

    laurethiel1138 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    A clever Who's Who cheat sheet. In case some of us were still confused by the many Dwarves in the Company.

    Cheers,
    Lauré :)

    PS: Also, we are now on Page 100!!!
     
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