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Bifur, Bofur and Bombur
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Bladerunner
Gondor


Jul 14 2011, 1:04am

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GDT's fingerprints are evident [In reply to] Can't Post

(IMO). If not, the current batch of dwarves revealed so far would most likely be looking much more homogeneous.

(BTW, I was glad when PJ was announced as director. I was aftraid that with GDT, the heart and charm of the story might've taken a back seat to his unusual visuals).


Salmar
Bree


Jul 14 2011, 1:07am

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Dwarfing Costume trick... [In reply to] Can't Post

The costume trick to make the actors seem more dwarf height seems to have been done in reverse to what Nigela Dickson did with the elves. With the elves the costumes were hung from higher up, from chest, to give illusion of tallness. Well with the dwarves they seem to be hung much lower (below hip line) to create sense of shortness. This does not seem to have been done with Kili-Fili image so they seem almost human. I beleive hanging their costume lower in the same fashion might make them fit in better with the rest of the group. Perhaps it was done deliberately (trick messes up hotness factor...hehehe).

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Darkstone
Immortal


Jul 14 2011, 1:12am

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Welcome back! / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Brothers, sisters,
I was Elf once.
We danced together
Under the Two Trees.
We sang as the soft gold of Laurelin
And the bright silver of Telperion,
Brought forth the dawn of the world.
Then I was taken.

Brothers, sisters,
In my torment I kept faith,
And I waited.
But you never came.
And when I returned you drew sword,
And when I called your names you drew bow.
Was my Eldar beauty all,
And my soul nothing?

So be it.
I will return your hatred,
And I am hungry.


Annael
Immortal


Jul 14 2011, 1:12am

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Bombur looks almost exactly as I imagined him! [In reply to] Can't Post

except my Bombur is older.

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taekotemple
Grey Havens


Jul 14 2011, 1:15am

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Yes! [In reply to] Can't Post

Even with the Empire pictures with the dwarves in the background, he was the first thought that came to mind!


Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Jul 14 2011, 1:16am

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*glug* // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jul 14 2011, 1:17am

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You are new around these parts too. Welcome on board. [In reply to] Can't Post

If its got Bombur's attention it is probably food.Sly

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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jul 14 2011, 1:20am

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GdT is really a funny and fun guy. [In reply to] Can't Post

Him and PJ are a pair.

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Hamfast
Rohan


Jul 14 2011, 1:22am

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We haven't seen them move... [In reply to] Can't Post

or heard them talk, and they all seem to evoke some serious personality. Very cool to see them all together so far.


Mad Hatter of Middle-Earth
Lorien


Jul 14 2011, 1:26am

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Thank you so much! [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile That is SUCH a big help!! Smile

All you have to decide is what to do with the time that has been given to you...


smokerings
Rivendell


Jul 14 2011, 1:40am

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Ugh.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Not to get off subject.....but Kili is SOOOOO out of place when looking at all of them - and maybe that is intentional. I mean if Kili comes in with this Inigo-Montoya-You-killed-my-father-Prepare-to-die kind of attitude and Fili with this Viking-like-Erol-Flynn-swashbuckling attitude, it may work. But really, I am still very disappointed in Kili.

Bombur looks like he just saw a mountain of cram in Rivendell and ready to destroy with his gullet, Bifur just lookskind of......damaged and may be a little slow if you catch my drift. Bofur looks like he is up to no good, a bit of a trickster and dare I say he looks ready to fly with that hat.....can you imagine him flying through the air with knees bent - hammer raised above him head and SPLAT - down on a goblin noggin.

We need Thorin now....and I am officially scared to think what he will look like.....


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Jul 14 2011, 1:41am

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Like these guys... [In reply to] Can't Post

I image these three are going to bring a rough-and-tumble, "English blue-collar worker" element to the group, and will probably be quite funny, (they look a bit "Monty Python"-esque), particularly poor Bifur with a chunk of metal sticking out of his head!

Fili and Kili have really grown on me as well...shaping up to be a promising on-screen depiction of Thorin & Co.

I would rather be watching Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" and Ridley Scott's "Prometheus"...it's going to be a long few years.

(This post was edited by Captain Salt on Jul 14 2011, 1:44am)


kareniel
Lorien

Jul 14 2011, 1:42am

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An exotic, eclectic crew [In reply to] Can't Post

I am glad they are all unique among themselves, not cut from the same pattern. I love them all!


carrioncrow
Lorien

Jul 14 2011, 1:45am

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Agreed [In reply to] Can't Post

I guess the problem of having 13 indistinguishable garden gnomes has been put to bed.
I have found this roll-out very encouraging and intriguing.
But next up is Balin. I'm very invested in Balin (as imagined by ME). A sort of Father Christmas+John Wayne+Richard Burton.
But I'll try to keep an open mind and not dig in my heels


taekotemple
Grey Havens


Jul 14 2011, 1:47am

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Nesbit for the win! [In reply to] Can't Post

I have a new favorite, and it's Bofur! He looks so much more like a miner than the others. I like the idea that this group can be rag-tag enough that some are more like warriors, some are less so. Bofur definitely works for me.

The other two are an interesting couple of guys. That braid on Bombur is so wacky! And I'm just as mystified about Bifur's forehead thingy as everyone else. I want a story and an explanation!


Gandalf'sMother
Rohan

Jul 14 2011, 1:49am

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Methinks [In reply to] Can't Post

...that chunk of iron is just for the photo shoot. PJ may be having a little fun. And why not? :)


Gandalf'sMother
Rohan

Jul 14 2011, 1:52am

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Er... [In reply to] Can't Post

My guess would be that these designs have a lot to do with GDT... I mean, did we see anything even remotely like this in LOTR?


(This post was edited by Gandalf'sMother on Jul 14 2011, 1:52am)


dernwyn
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Jul 14 2011, 1:52am

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That twinkle in his eye... [In reply to] Can't Post

...and that smile, and those dimples...

Okay, that does it. Bofur is my "hottie" too! Laugh

Lower-class Dwarves, rubbing elbows with the "royals" - oh, this is going to be fun!


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Bladerunner
Gondor


Jul 14 2011, 1:54am

Post #144 of 318 (1544 views)
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Jackson and del Toro complement each other well [In reply to] Can't Post

I think there would've been great synergy between them if he were still involved.


smokerings
Rivendell


Jul 14 2011, 1:55am

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Did you guys notice if you zoom in [In reply to] Can't Post

Bombur looks like the top of his head is shaved or missing hair? Maybe a bit monk like? CTRL and + to zoom in to see.


duats
Grey Havens

Jul 14 2011, 2:35am

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I was just going to ask that [In reply to] Can't Post

It looks like something embedded in his skull.

Quite perplexing.


Captain_Faramir92
The Shire


Jul 14 2011, 2:37am

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GOOD EYE! [In reply to] Can't Post

You're right!

I tend to like characters nobody else cares about:
Faramir (LOTR), Mr. Fantastic (Fantastic 4), Zazu (The Lion King)


redgiraffe
Rohan

Jul 14 2011, 2:37am

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I have to say, if there is one dwarf out of the ten revealed so far [In reply to] Can't Post

the one that I would want to hang out with the most is definitely James nesbitt's Bofur. That smile and look of mischief just seems so charming!

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mulubinba
Rivendell

Jul 14 2011, 2:42am

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Thanks!! [In reply to] Can't Post

 


taekotemple
Grey Havens


Jul 14 2011, 2:44am

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But do keep in mind... [In reply to] Can't Post

They have a totally new person in charge of costumes for The Hobbit, so you can't really pinpoint it on just one person. While much of the crew for these films are the same, there are new people as well, and that can influence things creatively, just as much as a different director can.

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