Amph The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug, Battle of the Five Armies

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

  1. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    Richard Armitage, you are too damn pretty...
  2. Random Comments Force Ghost

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  3. tom Chosen One

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    i think the one with bilbo and the dwarves all tied up in sacks is my favorite.
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  4. Everton Chosen One

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    They're all my favourites.
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  5. Random Comments Force Ghost

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    I like the concept art ones, but they're all cool.
  6. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    I love the Dwarves on a spit!
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  8. laurethiel1138 Force Ghost

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  9. Bacon164 Force Ghost

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    I actually really like that song minus a few quibbles. It sets a different tone for this set of movies, and in the end it may be more appropriate. Thanks for the link.
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  10. Everton Chosen One

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    Fifth TV spot. Ken Stott delivers Balin's "letter opener" line so well. Kills me every time. I think I'm going to like Balin.
  11. laurethiel1138 Force Ghost

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    Yeah, Balin is great. Which makes FOTR all the more heartbreaking, I must say.

    Cheers,
    Lauré :)
  12. Everton Chosen One

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    Quite. When I know Stott as Balin, when I know Balin, that scene in FotR is going to become very hard to watch.


    EDIT: I like your icon, Lauré. :)
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  13. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Well, having heard it in its entirety (unlike the snippet that started in the middle of the chorus and made me go "WTF?!"), and having seen the 60 new behind-the-scenes and concept art images from the film, I now imagined this playing over the credits... yes, I decided I love it. :D
  14. laurethiel1138 Force Ghost

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    Thanks. The design's not mine, though (I wish!). It's shamelessly stolen from TheOneRing.net's online shop. But it fit in so well in this particular forum, given my user name and all, that I couldn't resist...

    Cheers,
    Lauré :)
  15. Everton Chosen One

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    The whole song is really good. Really good. My only criticism is that occasionally the lyrics are buried by the music (he has such a soft voice). At least, I didn't pick out every word the first time I listened to it through. That's a minor quibble, though.The more I hear it, the more I'm loving it. Can't wait to hear it over the credits.
  16. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Some new shots in the Japanese trailer:

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  18. Everton Chosen One

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    The mixing is at fault, yes, but a deeper more sonorous voice wouldn't get lost quite so easily.

    EDIT: His voice is possibly the reason it took me a little while to warm to the song. I think of dwarves, and I think of something deeper.
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  19. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    I listened to it just now, and can't say Iwas particularly impressed. I love Finn, but not sure he was the best piick for the song, needs more of a deep baritone.
  20. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Well, there already is a baritone singing that song - Richard Armitage. I guess they wanted something different for the end credits version of the song, not something that would sound like a copy of the one from the film. I personally don't mind Finn's softer voice at all.
  21. Everton Chosen One

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    There's something about his voice that puts me in mind of vast open spaces, long distances to travel and places unseen. It sounds like it's on the wind. Drifting on high as the dwarves (accompanied by their tools and chants) go on foot. When I hear it over the end credits I'm going to think about how far they have to go and how much is yet to come.
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  22. laurethiel1138 Force Ghost

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    I've come to appreciate very much how that song has a bit of a dream-like atmosphere. And hearing Neil Finn's version, I imagined a scene showing the Dwarves in their exile, toiling over their weapons (be it axe or sword), while a voice sings of the lost kingdom, an obsessive leitmotiv hanging over all, reminding them of glories past that must be reclaimed... But other contexts might suit it as well.

    And I can't wait to hear Armitage's version, either. I saw the trailer in the theatre the other day, and I closed my eyes to better appreciate his singing, taking advantage of the high-end sound system. Can we just say that he's totally a Badass Baritone? *sigh*

    Cheers,
    Lauré :)
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  23. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    I like the term "Badass Baritone", even though it's not a proper musical term. :p

    Speaking of badass baritones, we had one at our concert this past Sunday where we sang the whole of Händel's Messiah - an amazing Czech soloist. His voice was simply divine. [face_love]

    /end off topic musicgasm :p
  24. Everton Chosen One

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    When Armitage et al take to song in Bag End, my heart will stir, my head will swim and my inner nerd will dance for joy.
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  25. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    I'm with you on this dude's voice. It's too much John Denver and not a deep dwarven voice.