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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. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    He's fine, but I think they tried too hard, used too much slow close shot to show how good he looks, it's not what they did to Legolas or even Arwen in LotR.
     
  2. laurethiel1138

    laurethiel1138 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Well, apparently he did have to learn to move inhumanly, so I eagerly await the result in TABA...

    Lauré :)
     
  3. Penguinator

    Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    A lot of slow close-up shots to show us how ethereally beautiful he is before his mask fails? I wonder why they did that :p
     
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  4. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Why do u complain a lot and why do u always bring up Arwen? You obsessed?
     
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  5. vinsanity

    vinsanity Jedi Master star 4

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    going back to the topic of PJ redoing some scenes in LOTR or putting new scenes, he speaks about it in the commentary on the EE of AUJ (specifically in the beginning of riddles in the dark scene) , he says he probably would do it eventually in a big ultimate box set with all 6 films but also says if he did it he would also want the first versions to still be available and not being discarded because they're part of movie history, Philippa Boyens gives some suggestions to Pete like including Thranduil in the Last Alliance battle against Sauron in the FOTR prologue
     
  6. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    ^:)^=D=[face_dancing]
     
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  7. Penguinator

    Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    At least PJ's got some perspective on it all, then. I was actually hedging my bets on Thranduil dying in the Battle of the Five Armies, but apparently he survives and, alongside the dwarves, helps rebuild Middle Earth after Sauron's defeat.

    What're the odds that Tauriel isn't gonna make it? She's a fun character, but I get the impression they're gonna play up the Kili/Tauriel angle and have it all end tragically, because, well, the book gets a bit sad.
     
  8. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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    A man of pure genius, whose work culminated in a series of life-changing videos:







     
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  9. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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    That's actually an awesome idea.
     
  10. Penguinator

    Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Oh, and before people get sick of me - the nods to the Lord of the Rings (visually and in terms of character) were nowhere near as blatant or "nudge nudge wink wink" as in the first movie.

    The eagles, however, are a weird allusive/referential/continuity thing, because in LotR it's a shout-out to the books, but in the Hobbit it's a call forward to LotR, so the Eagles (in the movies, at least) are really just deus ex machina, or rather what the vast majority of people think deus ex machina is.
     
  11. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Yeah, Legolas happening to come across Gimli's childhood portrait was really cute and subtle.
     
  12. Penguinator

    Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    At least that was over quickly, though. The bit where Gandalf just started breaking things with his staff was a much more fun nod.
     
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  13. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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    I thought it was cool and funny lol
     
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  14. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I'm glad.
     
  15. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    He wants a better actress, a stronger one, and one who will not let this tragedy continue.
     
  16. laurethiel1138

    laurethiel1138 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Another round of interesting tidbits from the spiderwebs:

    About Tolkien's work as an illustrator:
    http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/03/tolkien-artist-illustrator/

    The Seven Wonders of Middle-Earth:
    http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2013/12/29/85747-discover-the-seven-greatest-architectural-wonders-of-middle-earth/
    On the plausability of Tauriel's character:
    http://middle-earth.xenite.org/2013/12/16/is-tauriel-in-the-book-the-hobbit/
    On the theory that the Arkenstone is a Silmaril:
    http://askmiddlearth.tumblr.com/post/41497309376/was-the-arkenstone-a-silmaril

    On whether or not Hobbits would be human:
    http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/12/are_hobbits_human_can_elves_and_humans_and_dwarves_interbreed.html
    And whether or not Smaug could actually breathe fire:
    http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/but-not-simpler/2014/01/02/smaug-breathes-fire-like-a-bloated-bombardier-beetle-with-flinted-teeth/

    Short article on Armitage (love the bit about him having a "thing " for Thorin's hairstyle):
    http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/for-the-hobbits-dwarf-king-its-a-long-way-to-the-top-if-you-want-to-stop-a-troll-20131223-2zukk.html
    On the composition of the "Five Armies" in TABA:
    http://heirsofdurin.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/empire214.jpg
    About the evolution of the interaction between the Heirs of Durin in TDOS:
    http://thorinoakenshield.net/2014/01/02/fili-kili-and-thorin-oakenshield-in-desolation-of-smaug-a-second-appreciation-of-the-heirs-of-durin/
    What is written on Kili's runestone:
    http://middleearthnews.com/2014/01/03/david-salo-helps-middle-earth-news-solve-the-mystery-of-kilis-runestone/
    And a description of his weapon arsenal:
    http://thorinoakenshield.net/2014/01/02/kili-and-his-weapons-deadly-at-every-range/

    Enjoy!

    Lauré :)
     
  17. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    I'm pretty sure you would know if Slowpoke was obsessed with an actress.
     
  18. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    No I didn't complain much.
    I do like Liv Tyler and her Arwen a lot.
     
  19. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yea, I can tell.
     
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  20. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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  21. Vialco

    Vialco Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It's a little rude to call an entire generation soulless.
     
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  22. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    Can beings without souls get offended?
     
  23. Penguinator

    Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I hope my soul can get visually enhanced.
     
  24. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    48FPS?
     
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  25. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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